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This is a discussion on Storing Oils within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by Slippy
Interesting idea Trapper! I wonder how the oil would affect the rubber (or rubber based?) lining on canning jar lids? If ...
Slippy we up here feed some of the birdies come winter. They eat bugs come springtime/summer........
Originally Posted by Slippy
They like suet. I save up bacon fat, in jars. Come winter I take used deli plastics, the round ones that hold just a bite, fill with sunflower seed then pour in melted bacon fat. Let it cool into a lump, and better than the suet globs they sell you.
I didn't know oils had expiration dates, but I think that's because USDA now requires dates on just about everything. Most things are still good long past those dates, though quality or nutrients may decline over time. I do have several bottles of both olive & vegetable oils but is within rotation, as is all my foods. Also currently have more bacon grease than I'll be able to use anytime soon, but the extra goes in the fridge.
Much of my home canned meats & bacon & broths have atleast some fat in the jars and as long as they are sealed I don't see how it can go bad. I do wonder about vacuum sealing that extra bacon fat in jars and if it would work?
Disclaimer: We live in an area with so many beef cattle and dairy cows that finding a supply of animal fat has not even crossed our minds as an issue.
Originally Posted by paulag1955
But my first thought on reading your OP was why don't you figure out how to store peanuts longer term? I bought the mill plates for our Country Living grain mill to be able to make peanut butter with it. (Because living in an apocalyptic world without peanut butter is unacceptable.)
Grinding up about a quart of peanut butter yields about 2-3 tablespoons of the best peanut oil you could ever want after letting it sit for a few days. It just floats right to the top. That is more than enough for 2-3 batches of the best popcorn you have ever tasted.
Just a thought and I may be completely off base. As I said initially, we are surrounded in animal fat, so it is not something that has ever crossed my mind.
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I am going to store some of this, although I would have to gag it down.
Originally Posted by MountainGirl
This is a great idea, thanks!
Originally Posted by Mad Trapper
My experience is different. I've opened olive oil from my stores that tasted even worse than olive oil usually tastes. I had to throw it out.
Originally Posted by Crunch
Surrounded by animal fat seems like a good situation to be in.
We don't use much oil so I rotate out as needed. I do store a couple of cans of Lard as I understand it has a longer shelf life. I live in Texas so their will be plenty of critters, at least in the beginning stages, to get fat from.
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I should have added that I buy two gallons a year so that there always new oil in the loop.
The oldest is obviously used first up to the expiry date.
Right now I have coconut oil that is like a brick due to the fact it is stored @ 25 degrees at this time.
Put the quart+ jar on the hot air register to soften it up.
Has been 2-4 degrees F here for the last 5 days every morning, sick of it.
I had a gallon can of Bertolli olive, it was a year past expiration, opened the can for the first time, was rancid!
Last edited by SOCOM42; 01-23-2020 at 06:57 AM.
If you're hungry enough, it'll taste delicious.
Originally Posted by paulag1955
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