"Must ingredients for survival"? BEFORE Aug 2?

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  • #54727

    sbsion
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    most will……….yup, sprouts are just “baby plants”

    #54728

    Muzhik
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    @icefire wrote:

    Ummm..no, it’s not. But look at it on the bright side…currently, salt is pretty inexpensive, so it won’t cost you much to stock up on it.

    True. I just bought two 26oz containers (the large cylinders) for 39 cents each. Both packages are iodized, since where I live I can’t count on a regular source of iodine. I’ll be buying some more tomorrow.

    #54729

    sbsion
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    something to consider…..farmers co-ops sell 50lb blocks of mineralized salt “licks” for under $10…could be a good way to get
    extra for the money?

    #54730

    sbsion
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    Kymber………….this is probably the string you were looking for on sprouts, I changed the title from “sprouts a must ingrdient …” to just Must ingredient……sorry…sbsion

    #54731

    Muzhik
    Member

    @sbsion wrote:

    something to consider…..farmers co-ops sell 50lb blocks of mineralized salt “licks” for under $10…could be a good way to get
    extra for the money?

    Since those are made to be used by farm animals (which, by necessity, have different nutritional needs from humans), I’d check first to make sure there isn’t anything in them that could cause problems to humans. If they were “pure” salt licks I don’t think there would be any problems; it’s that word “mineralized” that makes me pause.

    On a VERY creepy note… I just read an article which speculated that the vampire myth was started / gained ground during the 12th century when there was a salt shortage in Europe. According to the article, things got so bad that people would attack other people and drink their blood just for the salt in the other person’s blood. 😯 It’s the first time I’ve ever heard that theory, and the ONLY place I’ve read about it, so I’m not 100% convinced that this was the case.

    IOW, take it with a grain of salt…

    #54732

    sbsion
    Member

    they sell both types, but, you won’t have any problem with either..done that

    #54733

    birdgirl1
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    Hi everyone.
    Am wondering if any of you have stocked food items from Auguson Farms or from any other of the already prepared food sites? Their storage life for things like potato pearls etc, seems much longer than those in the grocery, or from what I can read home prepared things. They look costly, but am wondering if anyone is supplementing with these items.
    Advice wecome from those who are experienced to those of us who haven’t a clue and are just learning!
    birdgirl+1

    #54734

    sbsion
    Member

    no, depending on your finances…….more important is to get the basics and get sufficent condiments for a variety of flavors. I start with the “years supply pak”, but, tooled down to basics, added my condiments, and now am feathering the next with two year rotatables, (we might be that close) RUReady?

    #54735

    birdgirl1
    Member

    I have acutally started stocking up!! I have only a little, but plan on going out tomorrow and adding to. Can anyone tell me if you trust the canned foods that have the “pop top”. It seems soups and more and more things are headed this way. Do you think the shelf life is as good as the way things used to be canned. My goal tomorrow:
    Look for places to get big food buckets,
    Add some water,
    Buy Clorox in bulk.
    You all don’t know how good it feels to communicate with people who understand!
    Birdgirl+1

    #54736

    sbsion
    Member

    keep pop tops dry……then they could last as long

    #54737

    Muzhik
    Member

    Birdgirl, don’t buy Clorox in bulk. It does NOT have an indefinite storage life, possibly as little as 6 months. Instead, find a place that sells swimming pool supplies (try Wal-Mart) and buy a bag of Calcium Hypochlorite. Make sure you get JUST the 65% Calcium Hypochlorite, and not with fungicides, etc. Provided you keep the bag dry and don’t expose it ti a lot of temperature swings, it will last 10 years.

    Read this web site for info on how to use it and make bleach as needed.

    #54738

    birdgirl1
    Member

    THANK YOU MUZHIK! I just checked my computer and am preparing to head out on my shopping expedition. You saved me!
    I love this site and how helpful everyone is!
    Birdgirl+1

    #54739

    sbsion
    Member

    don’t forget to get just some SALT………….all kinds

    #54740

    sbsion
    Member

    and spices…………..ya gotta have variety

    #54741

    Vina8
    Member

    And fire starters–I love all kinds of fire starters. Magnesium, steel matches, steel wool, wind/water proof matches, butane lighters, Bic lighters, etc. I have started a fire with a magnifying glass which is fun when you are a kid, but can be frustrating if you are hungry or cold. Fire–ya gotta have variety!

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