duh- chili

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Big Ron, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    I was thinking about food that would help keep my family alive. Chili came to mind. Beans and meat and a little spice to it. Nobody in my family except me well eat it! I guess if they were hungry enough?
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We have Chili & Cut up Hot Dawgs, usually once a week... easy to fix, and lots of protein....
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Cold right from the can? How deep into Survival are we with this menu choice. :D
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  4. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I could survive a LONG time on Chili, but my family needs variety.

    "Eat what you store, and store what you eat" The idea is to determine how long you might need to survive a crisis, then have at least that much food on hand always eating the oldest first. Think about how you would deal with storing meat if the electricity went out for an extended period of time.

    This is a VERY big topic.

    Have you thought about prescription meds, vitamins, OTC pain relievers and other medications? They all go hand in hand and merge into first aid.
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I even do that with some soups like Vegetable Beef and Bean and Bacon when I'm camping and lazy. It's not bad.
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  6. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I have noticed that Wolf brand w/o beans goes on sale once a year at Walmart. When it does I buy by the case. One can over a cup of cooked white rice, corn bread and a cold glass of milk is a great winter meal.
  7. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    It would be heated. Could be spread over noodles or with rice. You would think it was dog food the way my family looks at it.
    I do have other food. I guess they haven't heard the stories I have. Essential fats are something I keep handy. Peanut butter is one of them. During ww2 my dad told me of getting so skinny he got ill and almost died. Allied soldiers gave him medicine and food. I keep reading about Gold. You can't eat it or shoot it out of a gun. It will get you killed by some greedy SOB. My dad told me about how scary starving people are. I hope I never experience it.
  8. Downunder

    Downunder Monkey

    I have found chillies to be very effective at reducing arthritic pain. I grow my own, dry them in my dehydrator, then run them through a coffee grinder to make chilli powder. 10 years ago I developed severe pain in my wrist from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident 25 years prior. Pain got so bad I couldn't even turn a door handle, looked like I would have to give up work. Doctors, specialists and a hand therapist said that my wrist was too far gone, then a chilli plant I had been given started producing literally bucket loads of chillies. Had never been a chilli fan before, but I don't like to waste anything, so I ate lots of chillies and within a year my arthritic pain was gone, I was benchpressing 120% on my bodyweight and riding motorcycles all day.

    Only downside was I also lost my housework exemption. Mrs reinstated all my chores.
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  9. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I promise you if they are truly hungry they will gladly eat it.

    However there is a much better way to go about food storage, and that is to simply store what you currently eat. That's what we do here. Try different things and see what they like, easing them into meals that have a longer shelf life. Your chili. Instead of storing cans of chili, we store the ingredients in bulk. They will last longer that way (as a rule) and we can use the beans and spices in a lot of different meals.
  10. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    48 hours of not eating will expand their culinary appetite.
  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I roll my own, freeze it, can it and everybody that has tried it becomes a true convert. I put the recipe up in the cooking section a while back but I doubt if anyone actually followed it because it takes a while and is a bit expensive, especially when I make ten gallons or so at a time.
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I haven't got around to your chili but the Brandied Fruit should be GTG for Christmas!
  13. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

  14. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    Thanks for the replies. I admit that stocking the right foods or food that my family eats now is easier said than done. I have yet to find that perfect survival food.I guess that chickens are one. I have read some good articles on Native American squash that stored really well and could grow almost like weeds.
  15. Imasham

    Imasham Monkey

    Sorry for the delayed question but wouldn't the perfect survival food be what your family eats now? I'm curious as to what makes it harder for you to store your existing menu then to try and find something else? My next project is to practice canning ground beef so I have the basics for pasta sauces, chilis, shepherds pie, taco meat, etc. It also reduces the amount of space required in my freezer.
  16. Big Ron

    Big Ron Monkey++

    Imasham, My family seems to be dependant on the local grocery store. So if the grid goes down and SHTF you can still have electricity and run your freezer?
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