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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2011, 02:21:05 PM »

I like the Hemp protein powder from http://hempusa.org/

Its $100 for a 5lb container, and tastes good in milk to me.

The Survival Podcast has many sponsors and ideas for storing food but, I haven't tried any of them.

I listen to The Survival Podcast too. For my food preps I follow the aforementioned method of buying extra of anything that isnt likely to go bad when I shop. Peanut butter, rice, pasta, ramen, canned veggies, bullion cubes, etc.
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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2011, 02:29:26 PM »

I like the Hemp protein powder from http://hempusa.org/

Its $100 for a 5lb container, and tastes good in milk to me.

The Survival Podcast has many sponsors and ideas for storing food but, I haven't tried any of them.

I listen to The Survival Podcast too. For my food preps I follow the aforementioned method of buying extra of anything that isnt likely to go bad when I shop. Peanut butter, rice, pasta, ramen, canned veggies, bullion cubes, etc.


I started listening to that show on your recommendation. The guy goes into some great detail and offers very well thought out ideas on a whole slew of subjects. Its a good listen.


Only thing that bugs me about the guy is his unwavering support for the troops no matter what and the idea that they should be put on a pedestal for "serving our country".

I can look past that hangup for the most part though.
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« Reply #32 on: October 25, 2011, 02:53:16 PM »

I like the Hemp protein powder from http://hempusa.org/

Its $100 for a 5lb container, and tastes good in milk to me.

The Survival Podcast has many sponsors and ideas for storing food but, I haven't tried any of them.

I listen to The Survival Podcast too. For my food preps I follow the aforementioned method of buying extra of anything that isnt likely to go bad when I shop. Peanut butter, rice, pasta, ramen, canned veggies, bullion cubes, etc.


I started listening to that show on your recommendation. The guy goes into some great detail and offers very well thought out ideas on a whole slew of subjects. Its a good listen.


Only thing that bugs me about the guy is his unwavering support for the troops no matter what and the idea that they should be put on a pedestal for "serving our country".

I can look past that hangup for the most part though.


Mike, I agree with you about his constant talk of supporting the troops - its irksome.  I've been thinking about asking him about it on his forum.

I suspect he may do this to attract a large part of his audience.

On the other hand, I also do know alot of former troops (including my own son in the airforce) that went to Iraq and did treat the Iraqi's nice.  I think most of them are probably good guys - just the overall picture makes me want to lump them all in the same evil boat.
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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2011, 03:06:29 PM »

On the other hand, I also do know alot of former troops (including my own son in the airforce) that went to Iraq and did treat the Iraqi's nice.


Yeah Fred, I'd rather someone like your son be over there instead of some dude getting his rocks off throwing puppies off of cliffs and busting into peoples houses with guns a blazin', if theyre gonna be there anyway. I just dont get the hosts "service to the country" thing. I mean, why not also thank the guy that makes your coffee at Starbucks, or the guy that fixes your computer so you can do business? They all get paid to do what they do, so taking one over the other seems a little lopsided. The thing I speaking of specifically, is where the host of that show gives discounts to military members and Peace Corps members on their subscription price. Its his business, he can do whatever he wants..... its his thing, so whatever. Just irks me a little that he thinks THOSE services are somehow a cut above anyone else providing a service for profit.

No biggie really. Just me bitching.
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« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2011, 03:14:01 PM »

Well to be fair, starbucks employees don't generally get shot at...
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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2011, 03:22:57 PM »

Well to be fair, starbucks employees don't generally get shot at...

Yeah but they dont get paid as much either. Hey, they can scald their fingers on some hot steam and get a nasty 2nd degree burn while making that frothy espresso ya know. Dangerous stuff.  :P
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« Reply #36 on: October 25, 2011, 03:24:27 PM »

Well to be fair, starbucks employees don't generally get shot at...
As the economy get worse they might be more and more. Maybe they will get a discount then. :D

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« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2011, 03:26:44 PM »

Yea, Jack's full of shit on this one..
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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2011, 03:43:54 PM »

Anyone else have a SamsClub membership? Its nice.
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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2011, 03:58:00 PM »

Anyone else have a SamsClub membership? Its nice.

I have the business membership. 5 bucks cheaper a year than the regular membership, and a few extra benefits. Yeah, its not bad at all. Bulk is the way to go on stuff youre gonna use alot anyway. The savings add up pretty fast.
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« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2011, 04:25:32 PM »

Anyone else have a SamsClub membership? Its nice.

Yep.   Gotta drive 50 miles to get there though.....
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« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2011, 11:02:10 PM »

It definitely has saved me money. And it isnt any further to get there for  me. I never really looked into getting a different form of membership however, gonna have to look it up.

Simple savings such as getting a product for the same price as walmart or the grocery store, but you get a bigger size is awesome. Not to mention the cheapness of most things they sell. My freezer gets packed.
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« Reply #42 on: November 02, 2011, 06:11:52 PM »

This is what my food storage is based on.               

Wendy Dewitt -- Food Storage Seminar, Part 1 of 9. "Top 10 Reasons"

I am not Mormon, but I think they have got it together on the food storage issue.
         
The canned meats are awesome.  Can use them in so many different ways.  It is a little like work canning, but I actually enjoy it.
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« Reply #43 on: November 03, 2011, 11:24:24 AM »

I have a lot of canned salsa, meat, tomatoes, etc from my parents farm :)  YUMMY
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« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2011, 01:54:42 PM »

The only "real" way to pack stuff for long term storage is:

Line a bucket with food grade metallic mylar bags
Pour your crap in it and fill it up only enough so that you can seal it
Take it out of the bucket
Flush it with nitrogen
Put in an oxygen absorber in the bag
Vacuum seal it

If you do it that way, it will store pretty much indefenetly. I'm guessing its about $500 in equipment to do it the right way.

Or you can just buy it already done for you. You'd probably have to pack about a ton of stuff before you broke even  in terms of DIY or buying it in a bucket already.

It makes sense to get the freshest available product to store, too. Do it in the fall, after harvest. Etc.

How about this stuff? Seems like it's pretty good, and all the work (nitrogen/vacuuming) is already done for you. You just buy the bucket, or individual packs depending on your paranoia level... :)

http://wisefoodstorage.com/

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