Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Motomom34, Jan 3, 2016.


  1. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    That is precisely what we did. W e raise rabbits, live on a lake full of fish, ducks and geese. Lots of deer etc. and the garden for those fresh and canned fruits and veggies. W e store several hundred pounds of rice, boxed potatoes, Raman noodles etc. Addin our meats and veggies, fruit etc. My two year supply of staples gets stretched to 4 years by doing this.
     
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  2. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Fat is essential. If you are looking at all grain and legume based food storage, pick up some of those large jars of coconut oil to add to everything.

    Disclaimer: grain free family
     
  3. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    Fat is difficult because it does not store well, is scarce in freeze dried and dehydrated foods, and is almost absent from most green vegetables. I store some refrigerated which I rotate; olive and coconut.
     
  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Saturated fats like coconut oil has an almost unlimited shelf life. It's incredibly stable.

    Vegetable oils are extremely unstable (and unnatural in the quantities used in the average Amarican diet) and will go rancid in a year.

    Disclaimer: vegetable oil free family :)
     
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  5. Kingfish

    Kingfish Self Reliant

    I have cases of red feather canned butter. it has no expiration date.
     
  6. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++ Site Supporter++

    I canned 12 pounds two years ago in pint jars and so far, so good.
     
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