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Weird news on the horizon....

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by dragonfly, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Anyone, know anything, about this?
    "SUPPOSEDLY", the "Feds" have bought the entire stock of freeze dried foods from "Mountain House", and "Oregon Freeze Dry".
    Here is the link (above)...
    I was just curious how anyone missed this one!
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

  3. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    Thats not weird, but a gypsy's warning to get you sh!t together.

    Can anyone tell me from experience what the sell/use by dates are for them food type's and just how long they will keep in storage?

  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    JC Refuge is a site member. He can and will answer your questions on Mountain House stuff, as well as discounts for site members. [coffee2]

    You might start looking here:
  5. sheen_estevez

    sheen_estevez Monkey+++

    Time to start canning our own! I'm in the process of learning how.
  6. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Now why would they corner the market on all the supplies? I hear canaries in the mine. Where is a source for canning jars and lids? Ball still making supplies? I'm going to can some BBQ! My beef ribs won't fit the jars. But thats what a table saw is for. We are going to have to do everything our selves. This is forcing us to have to go back to the old ways!
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

  8. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    JC Refugee could give more details but IIRC the current known shelf life (still waiting to figure it out) for the Mountain House freeze dried stuff is at least around 25+ years. Basicly as long as they are kept sealed they stay good indefinatly.
  9. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Probably they are stocking the FEMA larder for hurricane emergencies - then the teeming inner city wretches fllooded out of their hovels will refuse it, wanting MickyDees and Pizza - so it'll all be stored in a vermin-infested warehouse for a couple years, then thrown away.
    Millions of tax-payer dollars wasted down the crapper.

    Our Publix Grocery stores have canning jars and lids, and the various other bits and supplies too - but no good pressure canning pots. Wally's has those - though the cheaper brand.
    I am planning to start into it too - got to go to the 'next level' in my preps.
  10. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    Don't forget that jerky, pemmikin, and pinole can all be made and stored at home. Add some sugar and salt if this is all one can set aside.

  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Looks like I'll have to go to sears, or...?
    To find a real stainless steel pot to can with.
    I only found cheapo, aluminum pressure cookers at wallyworld.
    Local store has some canning jars and stuff, anyone know what's the best, there's Mason and Ball brands......
    I know how to make jams and jellies, with the top poured of paraffin.....
    Not sure about them sealing lids, seen a few explode that weren't done right!
    Nasty stuff too!
  12. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    You could stockpile corn, wheat, and other bulk grains that still cost a small fraction of what they want for those cans of dehydrated cardboard, and is more healthy for you in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI situation. American Indians and our own early settlers survived on parched corn for months at a time with whatever they could hunt and scrounge to supplement their diets, and yet they did not suffer from any form of malnutrition or starvation. Granted basic parched corn has a very bland taste, but it beats starving. Save your salt for preserving your meats and fish.
  13. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    How about salt and brown sugar mixed, as a curing for meats like jerky and pemmican?
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