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Food Safety: Keeping Food Fresh Ideas relating to canning all types of foods, can also cover freezing for preservation, long term storage, avoiding spoilage and other safety concerns.

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Old 01-31-2002, 09:38 AM
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Does anyone store food?

Hi Everyone!

I am wondering if anyone stores food in a big way. I know that those from the LDS church store enough food for a year. I am really interested in doing this(probably on a smaller scale!).

Has anyone done this? How do you start? What do you store and how? Do you use special containers? I would really appreciate your wisdom!

Thanks for your help!
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Old 01-31-2002, 09:50 AM
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Interesting topic! My BIL stored major amounts of food, but that was because he was a Y2K fanatic. LOL Does that count? hee hee I look forward to seeing any replies on this one!
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Old 02-02-2002, 10:04 AM
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Long Term Storage

i am an LDS member, we do lots food storage, packaged in diff ways , depending on the type of food you wish to store,
most foods are storable for a minimum of one year, lots foods
can be stored longer with proper packing.

look in your local phone book for a Latter Day Saints church
in your area, contact someone there, they can put you in touch
with the ladies that are experts in this, I do a little bit, but I
dont have the storage space for a lot.

the women are wonderful and the recipes are totally awesome!!
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Old 02-02-2002, 11:24 AM
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Thanks so much, Gena!

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Old 02-04-2002, 08:48 AM
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Hi, I'm Carol from Utah, and I am LDS. I have a few ideas about food storage for you. A lot of people are into storing wheat, powdered milk, and honey, but these aren't good to store unless these are things you normally use. The best thing to do is to start out buying a few extra of things you normally use, when they are on sale. Buying case goods on sale is good to, some stores have big case good sales a couple of times a year. If you buy things that aren't in cans, bottles or plastic bottles you need to think about bugs. You can put pasta and things like this in jars or cans with resealable lids. Make sure you date things, and rotate your supply, then things will stay fresh longer. You can store things anywhere, but a cool dry place is best. I have shelves in the basement for long term storage, and a pantry off the kitchen where I store a supply of frequently used things.
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Old 02-05-2002, 10:33 AM
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Hi Carol!

Thanks so much for your advise! I am looking into containers for storage and DH is going to build some shelves in the basement. I have bought a few case lots of food that we eat all the time and have a supply of some staples such as rice.

Will you be attending any of the Olympic events? I live in Calgary, Canada. We hosted the Olympics in 1988, it was alot of fun! We saw a few of the indoor events and met so many wonderful people from all over the world! I wish my kids had been old enough to remember it. They were 6 and 3 at the time and can't remember a thing! Hope you will have fun!

Thanks again!
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Old 02-05-2002, 11:04 AM
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Well I am not LDS, but I did live in Layton, UT and worked in SLC. There was so much to learn from them about this subject. I won't give you any advice cuz I am hardly an expert and would probably mess it up anyway. But I did find this great site that talks about getting started scroll down to the bottom of the page and they talk about doing this on 5.00 a week or 10.00 a week, very helpful. http://lds.about.com/library/weekly/aa102201e.htm

Plus here is a food storage recommendation calculator
http://lds.about.com/library/foodsto...calculator.htm

If you have time poke around in this site for food storage there are some amazing ways people store there food. There was a discussion on a lady that stored it in her walls. I am sure I am missing some other helpful info this site has to offer too.
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Old 02-05-2002, 12:23 PM
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Hi Jenna,
I won't be going to any of the events, I guess all I could think of was all the crowds and traffic, so we decided not to attend any. The torch will be coming through my town tomorrow, so I will be taking 3 of my five with dh and me to watch. I am singing with the Box Elder Symphonic Choir at an Olympic performance on Sunday. It will be outdoors in a tent heated to 55 degrees, but I think it will be fun. I have a lot of friends that are volunteers for the Olympics.
Good luck with the food storage, don't forget mice love food storage, I keep mouse traps in that area from time to time, we've only had a problem once.
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Old 02-06-2002, 09:05 AM
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Hi tama-toe,

Thanks so much for the links! They are really great!

Boy! I am really going to have to have alot more food than I currently have. The calculator says I need 600 lbs of wheat!

We actually eat the sort of items that are suggested to store, so I won't have to worry about making my family eat things they wouldn't be used to.

My family still talks about how my son(first child) never tasted sugar until he was 3 years old. My sister babysat for him and thought it would be nice to give him pop for the first time. He loved it, but was sick to his stomach all night!
I can't really blame her though, she was not a Mom at the time.

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Old 02-21-2002, 08:54 AM
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Storage ideas

I've been keeping a one-year pantry for about 2&1/2 years now. It has saved us many, many dollars on our grocery bill as we only purchase items on sale, usually loss leader items. All sales rotate so that one week I'm buying toilet paper and chicken noodle soup, the next week it may be toothpaste and tomato sauce. Getting a fully-stocked pantry took almost 8 months this way but we only spent a little extra at each trip to the grocery instead of making a monumental expenditure. I also accumulated storage containers as I went along. Nothing could frustrate me more that saving all that money then losing out to mice or moths etc. I use lots of different kinds of containers. Dollar Store canisters with screw-top lids for rice, beans, chocolate chips etc and Tupperware modular mates for large items that we buy in bulk like flour, sugar, cornmeal etc. The Tupperware seals seem to leave little room for error as I struggle to close them myself sometimes. My GMIL saves large glass coffee jars (waste not, want not) and I keep smaller quantities in those. Never leave boxed foods like macaroni and cheese in the box. Mites and moths feed on the glue holding the packages together and eventually eat right into your food product. I keep a lot of mac & cheese but I open all the boxes and store all the noodles in one canister and all the cheese packets in another. I measure the amount of noodles in one package and write that amount on the lid of the canister, such as 3/4c = 1 box or whatever. We also garden and home-can a lot of veggies. Food storage was definately an important step for us on our way to frugal living.
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