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Old 11-25-2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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I was wondering what food can I purchase at the grocery store that lasts the longest if I was to store it?



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Old 11-25-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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Pound-for-pound:

I am going to guess rice.



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Old 11-29-2008, 07:29 PM   #3
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Beans last several years and longer if properly packaged and stored. Wheat lasts darn near forever, properly pack and treat to kill bug eggs. To treat your wheat, put a mylar bag in a 5 gallon bucket or get a food grade 5 gallon bucket. Fill your container about 1/4 of the way and put a chunk of dry ice in the container. Fill the container the rest of the way and put the lid on, but do not seal it tight. Wait about 6 hours then seal your container. The gases from the dry ice will kill the bug eggs so they will not hatch and eat your stored food.

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:18 PM   #4
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lol Dry goods have the longest shelf life.....and then there's SPAM

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Old 12-01-2008, 05:31 PM   #5
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How long does SPAM last?

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:52 PM   #6
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Honey. If you want to call it food. Honey will last a thousand years as long as you can keep ants away from it.

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Old 12-02-2008, 03:24 PM   #7
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*dry* rice, beans, whole wheat, salt.

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Old 12-21-2008, 04:29 AM   #8
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I had to register to tell you folks about something that is good for food storage, far as bugs and some moisture is concerned.

Fossil Shell Flour, by perma-guard. Just google it up and read up a bit. Fantastic stuff.

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Freeze dried food will last the longest. Make sure you taste test the food before you go buy a whole lot of it. My wife and I did a taste test of various types of camping, M.R.E., and regular freeze dried foods and we didn't like the way they tasted. We decided we'd just keep the normal canned foods we live and rotate them out more often. Remember you will have to eat the stuff for a long time. You might as well like it.


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Old 12-23-2008, 02:24 PM   #10
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Rice, wheat, lentils.

You don't need DE with grains if you pack it correctly. Besides who wants to ingest something that is abrasive and Wikipedia originally called an "inhalation hazard?"

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