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What food items can you store for more than a year after you've bought them?

We want to store food for emergencies. We are on a fault line and are expecting a earthquake down the road. We are surrounded by mountains and it could be difficult getting supplies. Would like to know we have stuff for our family & friends & ourselves. Any ideas?

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Asked by Prayerpartner at 5:26 AM on Sep. 7, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I think canned stuff is all that would last.. pretty much any canned foods, veggies, fruits, tuna, spam..

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 5:37 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Anything canned.

    Answer by louise2 at 5:42 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Dear PP ;)
    Hope you'r doing well

    well ther is lots of items ( food) that we could keep for more thn a year .. and all i know and tryed to keep are vegetebales for exemple lemon, tomatos, olives ect ... its decorating and on same time good and diffenet test as well and its natural way so no chimicals substances added.. i use to keep those in a jars (glass jars ) sterilased jars ... smal or big .. its add some colours in my kitchen lolll

    Let me know if u'r interessted so i can give u the way to keep that on naturam way ( i bet u know how already ;) )

    Answer by caramelH at 5:56 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Hi CaramelH! I'd love to know about the natural way. I have to be careful what I eat. I stay away from boxed foods and most cans because of the preservetives. What ever, how ever....please share the weath of information. Thank you! Sending a hug!!! Cheryl

    Comment by Prayerpartner (original poster) at 6:19 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Don't leave the foods stored; rotate them.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:37 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I was going to say what rkoloms said. Canned goods are high in sodium and in some cases, depleted in nutrients. Dry goods like pastas, dry beans, rice, can be held for long periods of time, as well as dehydrated fruits and veggies. There are sites that sell the equivalent to civilian MREs,

    but if you are living there, year round, I would just rotate your groceries thoroughly.

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:50 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • with pleasure dear, i'll start with Lemon .. its healthy and its deliciouZZZ when u add it to chicken or meat while cooking miummyyy l
    well take note : 800 g of untreated lemons 60 g of salt , coriander seeds ,0.4 g of pepper, around 60 g of lemon juice 300 g of boiled water and use it warm . first wash, scrub lemons under warm water, Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon. slit into four, taking care to leave the top and bottom of the fruit as closed and use a sharp knife :p , put a teaspoon of salt in the cracks of each lemon and take time to do it gently. begin with center and after the edges . full it with salt to max and pereferable the big salt not a soft one . put lemons in jars that you have already boiled and sterilized . Spread coriander seeds and pepper in each jar(if i like coriander and paper if not u can chose to not add it ). and finaly add lemon juice, Cover the lemons with warm boiled water, close the jar and keep it

    Answer by caramelH at 8:22 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • her is the end dear lollll
    keep the lemon vary very tight and close the jar so the air can't enter . you let it sit for 3 or 4 weeks before eating, away from light if u could just in begening and to use the preserved lemons: Rinse and drain the pulp to use the candied peel, but if you like, you can use lemon complete let me know if u need more info dear

    enjoy ur first item food preserved


    Answer by caramelH at 8:28 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • Olives : 1 kg of olive purple , 2 kg of lemons , 200 g salt
    Slit each olive in two , places to the core, from top to bottom. Place in a jar and putting salt in . Squeeze lemons and put juice and pulp in the bowl. The olives must be completely covered with juice. Close the jar and wait one month to two before eating . you can add different herbal to aromat as u like .. peper or others to add some flavoures in

    hope u'll like it dear

    Answer by caramelH at 8:44 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • pb&j is a good one. i knoiw it sound bad, but i keep alot of powder milk on hand. now they have milk you can put in the cupboard. thats good to have on hand. i was given some two years ago and they work great in a bind. crackers would be another idea. juice and bottles of water is another thing to have. i'm praying you don't need this for a long time.

    Answer by noel1978 at 9:17 AM on Sep. 7, 2010

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