Comments on: Food Storage Quickie – A New Feature http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/ Finding the keys to the futureā€¦and trying not to lose them in the mess. Fri, 14 May 2010 02:29:16 -0700 #?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Judy http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8696 Judy Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:14:13 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8696 January 14,2009 I am so glad to see so many people interrested in food storage. I have been trying for years to get people to listen with no luck. You never know when you will need it! I am a good one for planting what ever you can around the house. A couple of popcorn plants in the front of the house with tomatoes around then and a few bush beans in the front is a real attention getter. You can add storage by putting things under the bed or using the boxes to set beside the bed and cover with a to the floor table cloth and then put a lamp on it. You can do that in any room of the house, limited only by you imagination. I keep pasta in a small garbage can in the closet. To find out how much of something to store just figure how many times a week you use it and then multiply by 52 weeks in a year. I have honed and rehoned my storage over the years. I have it down now to what we use the most and not what I think I would like to have on hand that I later have to throw out. Store powdered milk for long term and canned milk only for short term and then be sure to turn them upside down every so often. Canned milk does not store as long and be sure that you keep you stored food where it is cool not in the attic or the garage or you will be having to throw it out just at the time you need it. Always keep it as cool as possible and if storing flour freeze it first for a week and then store it. Be sure to place it in a plastic bag first so it doesn't get damp in the freezer. I do a lot of my own canning and have for years. I do not ever quit canning. When the garden is done there is always chili to make and can or a sale on chicken to take advantage of and can. I save the freezer for things that don't can well. I have canned everything you can think of. I love it. Even now that I am in a mobility chair I still find ways to keep canning. I invoke the aid of hubby and kids and grandchildren. All of us benefit from it. The key to a good food storage is to rotate, rotate, rotate. Store what you eat and eat what you store. Also don't forget ladies to include those feminin products too. and TP. I have resorted to the use of the old fashioned hankerchife instead of tissues mainly because tissues take up too much room to store and I would rather save the space for something I think I need more ! Handkerchiefs are washable . I also use cloth napkins for the same reason and they are cheeper. I have collected old dish towels from yard sales and second hand stoes to use in the place of paper towels they too are washable. I save money there that I can spend on something else. just thought I would add my 2cents ! stay with this project because you may well need it in the very neer future ! It is good to share ideas. Judy January 14,2009

I am so glad to see so many people interrested in food storage. I have been trying for years to get people to listen with no luck. You never know when you will need it! I am a good one for planting what ever you can around the house. A couple of popcorn plants in the front of the house with tomatoes around then and a few bush beans in the front is a real attention getter. You can add storage by putting things under the bed or using the boxes to set beside the bed and cover with a to the floor table cloth and then put a lamp on it. You can do that in any room of the house, limited only by you imagination. I keep pasta in a small garbage can in the closet. To find out how much of something to store just figure how many times a week you use it and then multiply by 52 weeks in a year. I have honed and rehoned my storage over the years. I have it down now to what we use the most and not what I think I would like to have on hand that I later have to throw out. Store powdered milk for long term and canned milk only for short term and then be sure to turn them upside down every so often. Canned milk does not store as long and be sure that you keep you stored food where it is cool not in the attic or the garage or you will be having to throw it out just at the time you need it. Always keep it as cool as possible and if storing flour freeze it first for a week and then store it. Be sure to place it in a plastic bag first so it doesn’t get damp in the freezer. I do a lot of my own canning and have for years. I do not ever quit canning. When the garden is done there is always chili to make and can or a sale on chicken to take advantage of and can. I save the freezer for things that don’t can well. I have canned everything you can think of. I love it. Even now that I am in a mobility chair I still find ways to keep canning. I invoke the aid of hubby and kids and grandchildren. All of us benefit from it. The key to a good food storage is to rotate, rotate, rotate. Store what you eat and eat what you store. Also don’t forget ladies to include those feminin products too. and TP. I have resorted to the use of the old fashioned hankerchife instead of tissues mainly because tissues take up too much room to store and I would rather save the space for something I think I need more ! Handkerchiefs are washable . I also use cloth napkins for the same reason and they are cheeper. I have collected old dish towels from yard sales and second hand stoes to use in the place of paper towels they too are washable. I save money there that I can spend on something else. just thought I would add my 2cents ! stay with this project because you may well need it in the very neer future ! It is good to share ideas.
Judy

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By: Some tips « Rebel Pigs http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8695 Some tips « Rebel Pigs Thu, 18 Sep 2008 17:44:46 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8695 [...] Causabans Books got the idea from a reader, I believe, whose church does this. Every week, the church hands out a card with items listed-3 of them-that they hope the congregation will go stock up on. So Causabens decided to do it too. Great idea and getting the word out is crucial. [...] [...] Causabans Books got the idea from a reader, I believe, whose church does this. Every week, the church hands out a card with items listed-3 of them-that they hope the congregation will go stock up on. So Causabens decided to do it too. Great idea and getting the word out is crucial. [...]

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By: Sara R http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8694 Sara R Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:58:07 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8694 What a great feature! It's so helpful to take a large goal and break it up into small steps. I've been cooking with food storage for 13 years. A friend and I have started a blog about food storage. Check us out at <a>http://mormonfoodstorage.blogspot.com</a>. What a great feature! It’s so helpful to take a large goal and break it up into small steps.

I’ve been cooking with food storage for 13 years. A friend and I have started a blog about food storage. Check us out at http://mormonfoodstorage.blogspot.com.

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By: Rosa http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8693 Rosa Mon, 15 Sep 2008 20:06:41 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8693 I got an amazing score at the thrift store yesterday: not only a good dressy winter coat for me, that actually buttons all the way to the top and is made of 100% wool, but a perfect winter biking top layer - waterproof, vented, velcroed or string-tied at all openings - for my partner. Who was actually mistaken for a homeless person last spring because of the terrible rattiness and too-smallness of his winter jacket. I need toddler-size wool socks, though. I may have to learn sock knitting this winter for real :( I got an amazing score at the thrift store yesterday: not only a good dressy winter coat for me, that actually buttons all the way to the top and is made of 100% wool, but a perfect winter biking top layer – waterproof, vented, velcroed or string-tied at all openings – for my partner. Who was actually mistaken for a homeless person last spring because of the terrible rattiness and too-smallness of his winter jacket.

I need toddler-size wool socks, though. I may have to learn sock knitting this winter for real :(

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By: Lisa Z http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8692 Lisa Z Sun, 14 Sep 2008 21:59:30 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8692 That's right on the pasta brand favorites, it's all about texture. Barilla is the cheapest pasta with consistently good texture. Not so mushy, doesn't fall apart when boiled like the store brands do. I also like Da Vinci and BioNature but they're much more expensive. That’s right on the pasta brand favorites, it’s all about texture. Barilla is the cheapest pasta with consistently good texture. Not so mushy, doesn’t fall apart when boiled like the store brands do. I also like Da Vinci and BioNature but they’re much more expensive.

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By: Tara http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8691 Tara Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:24:43 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8691 I'm also partial to Barilla pasta, and whatever the brand is that Costco sells. To me it's not the flavor, but the texture. Better quality pasta seems to hold up better when cooked and not go to mush. I’m also partial to Barilla pasta, and whatever the brand is that Costco sells. To me it’s not the flavor, but the texture. Better quality pasta seems to hold up better when cooked and not go to mush.

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By: Brandy http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8690 Brandy Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:46:42 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8690 I live in Las Vegas. We buy our popcorn in a giant bag from Sam's Club. We got the popcorn popper at Target. It saves lots of money over microwave popcorn. We love it. If you'd like some more food storage ideas, feel free to check out my website. We've been living on our food storage and garden for 20 months now. ww.theprudenthomemaker.com I live in Las Vegas. We buy our popcorn in a giant bag from Sam’s Club. We got the popcorn popper at Target.

It saves lots of money over microwave popcorn.

We love it.

If you’d like some more food storage ideas, feel free to check out my website. We’ve been living on our food storage and garden for 20 months now.

ww.theprudenthomemaker.com

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By: Leila Abu-Saba http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8689 Leila Abu-Saba Sat, 13 Sep 2008 22:40:42 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8689 LOVE the idea about tomato paste. Never thought of it. Thank you, I learned something. My local drugstore was running a sale on SPAM and vienna sausages. I bought just a couple of each for the emergency bug-out kits. You never know when you're going to want protein. The local supermarket had a sale on sardines today and I bought five tins of those @1.50 a tin, packed in olive oil. I eat this stuff so my supply was actually down. As far as I know, sardines are a sustainable, low heavy-metal fish source of good fats that we all need for our health and well-being. They're also my "fast-food" lunch. Sardines and a salad with bread. LOVE the idea about tomato paste. Never thought of it. Thank you, I learned something.

My local drugstore was running a sale on SPAM and vienna sausages. I bought just a couple of each for the emergency bug-out kits. You never know when you’re going to want protein.

The local supermarket had a sale on sardines today and I bought five tins of those @1.50 a tin, packed in olive oil. I eat this stuff so my supply was actually down. As far as I know, sardines are a sustainable, low heavy-metal fish source of good fats that we all need for our health and well-being. They’re also my “fast-food” lunch. Sardines and a salad with bread.

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By: Gracie http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8688 Gracie Sat, 13 Sep 2008 20:35:03 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8688 I've seen this idea before also. It's a GREAT idea to share it with your readers. You are right in that it makes it much easier to do this on a weekly basis. Several people I know on several organic gardening sites have similar lists. Might I make a suggestion? On one site, they also give an estimate of one person one year amounts. In other words, how much popcorn for one person for one year. That way if a person wants to go ahead and stock up, they have an idea of how much to get for a year. If they can't stock for a year, or choose not to, then they can get whatever amount they feel comfortable with. Thanks, Sharon for these ideas. Gracie in Kansas I’ve seen this idea before also. It’s a GREAT idea to share it with your readers. You are right in that it makes it much easier to do this on a weekly basis. Several people I know on several organic gardening sites have similar lists.

Might I make a suggestion? On one site, they also give an estimate of one person one year amounts. In other words, how much popcorn for one person for one year. That way if a person wants to go ahead and stock up, they have an idea of how much to get for a year. If they can’t stock for a year, or choose not to, then they can get whatever amount they feel comfortable with.

Thanks, Sharon for these ideas.

Gracie in Kansas

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By: wasteweardaily http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/comment-page-1/#comment-8687 wasteweardaily Sat, 13 Sep 2008 19:50:18 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/09/12/food-storage-quickie-a-new-feature/#comment-8687 I find it interesting that some people have a favorite brand of pasta. I think all the white ones taste the same. I also found it interesting that two people mentioned their favorite being Barilla. I usually buy generic or organic, but my store had Barilla on sale buy one get one free or 2/$1.39. Cheaper than generic even so I bought 10 boxes, got ten free. Did it two weeks later as well. Now I have about 36 boxes of spaghetti, macaroni and various other pastas. I was also able to buy 7 oz boxes of Annie's mac n cheese for $1 a box at Big Lots. We buy bulk organic popcorn from a local grocer and are happy with the quality. I do want one of those magnesium fire starters though. Cindy in FL I find it interesting that some people have a favorite brand of pasta. I think all the white ones taste the same. I also found it interesting that two people mentioned their favorite being Barilla. I usually buy generic or organic, but my store had Barilla on sale buy one get one free or 2/$1.39. Cheaper than generic even so I bought 10 boxes, got ten free. Did it two weeks later as well. Now I have about 36 boxes of spaghetti, macaroni and various other pastas. I was also able to buy 7 oz boxes of Annie’s mac n cheese for $1 a box at Big Lots. We buy bulk organic popcorn from a local grocer and are happy with the quality. I do want one of those magnesium fire starters though.
Cindy in FL

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