Canned and Dry goods brainstorming

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  1. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Suppose you had a nice little cabin in the middle of nowhere.  You would have to live there two weeks at a time without a fridge.  What would you stock as provisions and what would cook so you're not stuck eating military rations and freeze dried camp food the whole two weeks?
     
  2. chefbillyb

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    Fresh farm eggs don't need refrigeration and pancake mix only needs water. Bread will also last along with jelly and peanut butter. Any dry pasta  will give good filing meals. Canned sauce along with any olive oil based sauce would work. mack and cheese with any dry cheese sauce. Canned taco meat, taco shells, salsa, refried beans, corn and flour tortillas. Spam Spam and more Spam......Those where the things I had at my cabin and I had a freezer and refer. I had these things around because of electrical outages when trees would fall on power lines. Ruffing it isn't easy when I had to knock the snow off the Satellite dish on my way to the hot tub. 
     
  3. chefwriter

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    Also dried beans and rice. Flour, sugar, salt, baking soda. Vinegar,

    Dinty Moore beef stew. A field guide to edible wild plants in that area. Onions, apples and potatoes and other root vegetables

    can be kept in a secure improvised root cellar or a water barrel or crock buried in the ground and surrounded by sand. .

    A hunting license, a good rifle, a fishing pole and tackle box. Several bottles of booze. More wine.
     
  4. flipflopgirl

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    A few years ago there was a reality based series re "preppers".

    I watched one where the lady of the house had stocked enuf food to last her and her hubs several years...

    A couple of things stuck with me.

    Cheddar cheese hunks dipped in wax and raw in the shell eggs rubbed with cooking oil.

    Both make perfect sense but why red wax?

    FWIW...

    mimi
     
  5. jimyra

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    Cornmeal, powdered milk, and shortening.  Canned tomatoes.  Preserved meats jerky, smoked ham and sausage.  Frozen fish and meats in a Yeti will last for a few days.  Beer  
     
  6. cheflayne

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    kombu, bonito flakes, nori komi furikake, smoked oysters, sardines, condensed milk, dried mushrooms, nuts, pumpkinseeds, lentils, bulgur, barley, polenta, canned black beans, canned garbanzos, coconut milk, kalamata olves, sundried tomatoes, canned roasted red bell peppers, dried chiles,dried fruit, chocolate, tamari, nam pla, tamarind, tahini
     
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  7. chefbillyb

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    mimi, Mama chicken lays the perfect food. The hen has a protective coating on the egg that protects the shell from bacteria. Of course that protective surface gets disturbed after the egg is washed. I keep my eggs on the kitchen counter at room temp for a few weeks. Some of the best conversations I have on any given day is when my chickens meet me at the coop door. When I see how good a hen brings up her chicks I have a whole different outlook when I crack an egg. I guess the oil must do the same thing. 
     
  8. kuan

    kuan Moderator Staff Member

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    Will those baby bell cheeses last?  The ones dipped in wax?

    I guess it's possible to eat very well if you know how to cook.  I guess something was blocking my brain for a bit.
     
  9. chefwriter

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    It just occurred to me that you might also consider lots of tupperware or some brand of tight, secure packaging. All that good food, dried or otherwise, will attract the neighborhood residents, small and large.
     
  10. jimyra

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    The baby bell will last a long time at room temperature and taste better.  When we went on a cruse on our boat we would prepare meals complete, vacuum  seal, freeze and put them in the ice box.  This was good for the first few days.