What Spices do you Store?

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  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I was reading an article and they listed the 9 most common spices to store. I have no clue what people use parsley for but that is not the point of this post. I was wondering what are the top 10 spices you store?

    Here is the list of Top 9 Spices from Survival Cache, for some reason they listed nine but titles the article Top 10.

    Common Spices

    1. Salt
    2. Black Pepper
    3. Chili Powder
    4. Garlic Powder
    5. Onion Powder
    6. Cinnamon (also great on fruit)
    7. Bay Leaves
    8. Parsley
    9. Oregano
    9 Common Spices to Stock (and 5 Uncommon)

    The 9 Spices that I have bottles stored and are my go to spices:

    1. Garlic Powder
    2. Nutmeg
    3. Salt
    4. Pepper
    5. Basil
    6. Cinnamon
    7. Garlic Salt
    8. Rosemary
    9. Spike
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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Salt, Johnny's Seasoning and Tabasco sauce....nothing else is needed IMO. :lol:
    I have a ton of seasonings in the kitchen.... but not stored per se.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Decoration, mostly. Tastes foul, but shows up nicely on the stark white of mashed or creamed spuds. As my buddy the chef says, "Presentation influences taste."
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Johnny's Seasoning's Johnny is a neighbor, and I get a good deal on his stuff.... We use the "Seasoning Salt" on Microwaved Popcorn.... Great Stuff....
  5. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    1) Bay Leaves
    2) Basil
    3) Chili Powder
    4) Cumin
    5) Garlic Powder
    6) Onion Powder
    7) Oregano
    8) Paprika
    9) Black Pepper
    10) Salt

    I also store a lot of pre-mixed Spaghetti Seasoning
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Williams Chili Mix
    Salt (Kosher, Grey, and Real Salt)
    Pepper as whole pepper corns
    Whole Celery Seed
    Whole Cloves
    Cinnamon Stick
    Crushed Red Chillies
    I grow.. Oregano, Chives, Thyme, Italian Parsley, Rosemary, and Sage
    Vinegar (Cider, Red Wine, Balsamic and White)
    Worcestershire Sauce and A-1
    Chris & Pits BBQ Sauce
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  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Honestly we store at least one bottle of every spice found in our kitchen. I get many of them at a market in B-Ham that sells them 4 for a dollar and at the Dollar General.
    Onion Powder
    Taco Seasonings
    Bay Leaves
    Dill Weed
    Red Pepper
    Lemon Pepper
    Chili Powder
    Old Bay
    and many more.
    After being the camp cook at Elk camps and living/working in remote Man camps for many years I've learned that often times spices are the key to making an ok meal good and a good meal great. Lets face it, TEOTWAWKI is gonna be tough enough to endure as it is, and having a good meal to look forward to could make all the difference in people's attitudes. Just my [2c]
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
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  8. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Just off the top of my, admittedly goofy, head! Spices, herbs and condiments!
    A variety of hot sauces, mostly habanero! Everything's better with!
    Asian siracha sauce
    Crushed chili peppers
    Whole nutmegs
    Dried shallots
    Whole black peppercorns
    Sea salt
    Iodized salt
    Onion and garlic powders
    Packets of taco seasoning
    Sesame oil for flavoring
    Dark soya sauce
    Sweet rice wine vinegar, by the gallon
    Low sodium soya sauce, by the gallon
    This is just a sample.
    We grow our own culinary herbs and have seeds on hand. You should buy whole spices and grind them as you need them, both for storage and everyday use! Whole spices last much longer than ground!
    I'm sure you guys noticed the Asian condiments we keep on hand. Since my tour in Asia with the Army I have cooked Asian style food and if we hit a shtf situation we will go to a basic rice or noodles (Ramen), a little veg, a little meat diet. Quick to cook, requiring little fuel, hearty, makes the rat or neighbor's poodle go much farther! :cool: :cautious:
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  9. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Getting some great ideas here! Good thread @Motomom34 !!!
  10. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  11. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @Dunerunner I forgot celery seed. I use celery seed and celery salt more then a few I named. It is a unique flavor that seems to blend in nicely with most dishes.

    @Brokor curry is one, what else are your go to spices?
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    The usual stuff. I have lots of dried chili peppers, though. Lots of marinara, so bay leaf and rosemary are a must. I also keep a healthy dose of clove in powder and whole form. Salt and pepper are a given. I do frequently use mixed herbs in paste form, too (very potent and tasty). I once kept a huge assortment of steak seasoning but tossed it all out because it got moisture damage and I didn't use it anyway because I generally just season steak and lamb with Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
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  13. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

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  14. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    1. Salt/sea salt
    2. Pepper/ various
    3. Chili Powder
    4. Garlic Powder
    5. Onion Powder
    6. Cinnamon...and sugar to be mixed

    Does maple sap/sugar flowing right now count?

    And by the way garlic someone here loves garlic:)
    @Motomom34 Nice post.
  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Enough for the next crawfish boil!
  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    So are them fix'ns stored by the pound?! :D
  17. Seepalaces

    Seepalaces Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Old Bay. And, of course...
  18. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Jane's crazy salt
    Hot sauce of all kinds
    Garlic powder
    Onion powder
    Marsh dipping sauce
  19. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Only way too roll!
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  20. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    I grow and store a ton of oregano, basils, rosemary, and thyme. Also dry, crush, and store a lot of red aneheim, habanero, paprika and cayenne. Premade mixes, I stock up on Fiesta's ground cumin and lemon pepper, and some Dollar Tree blend of garlic pepper salt. Then of course salt; kosher, sea, iodized sea. What else. Whole peppercorns, whole fennel seed, red and yellow curry powder, ground turmeric, smoked paprika, ceylon cinnamon... I get seasonings in bulk from nuts.com and some from this Indian market over in north Dallas when I'm in the area.
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