Long Shelf Life Food Storage

Come and Make It

“No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.”

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The other day a FB friend commented that being in Australia has limited him because he can not get all that high speed survival food storage stuff.

It got me to thinking, and I realize that you do not need the high speed survival foods, or even a freeze dryer.

What you do need is a chest freezer.

Chest freezers are handy for storing long term.  However not the things one would typically think about freezing.  Rather your dry goods.

Living on the tropical island, I have had to store many dry goods in the freezer to keep ants out of it. 

Things like Sugar, spices, boullion, cocoa powder, etc.

So I made a list of items that can have the shelf life extended indefinitely by putting in the freezer.

Also if your electricity does go out and you have taken care not to have frost build up in the freezer, likely you will not lose any food even for months of no power.

So here is my list, and it is not exhaustive, rather just to get your mind goin.

raisinsdried

chiles and chile flake

sugar

spices

beef jerky

dried cured

meats

pasta

flour

rice

dried diced onion
powdered juice drinks

coffee

veg oil

baking powder

yeast

dried fruits and veggies

cocoa powder

chocolate (needs vacuum sealing also)

instant mashed potato flakes

pudding mix

skim milk

powderTVP

Dried fish

Many of these things should be vacuum packed and then probably overbag with mylar or wrapped in alum foil then vacuum packed to prevent odors from evaporating.  Many volatile compounds in foods can and will evaporate thru plastic. 

Author: Alfred E. Neuman

EDITOR ONLY, 74 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.

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