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    Cooking spices for bartering

    I was in the shop and save and they have sugar $4 for two 4 pound bags. $.50 a pound.
    I already have enough sugar put back for me and maybe even a little extra.
    But .50 a pound? so for $50 I can get 100 lb of sugar for bartering? I think that sugar is
    going to be hard to find. But it got me thinking ,, What other spices would be good to put back
    for bartering? If it's going to be in demand after shtf and it's cheap now might as well get some.

    what other spices should I get?
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    Salt, bullion cubes, and pepper are an easy add.
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    How long would cooking oil be ok for, if unopened?
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    Garlic and lots of salt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deebo View Post
    How long would cooking oil be ok for, if unopened?
    From what I've experienced and read, 1 year is pretty much the shelf life for vegetable oil unopened. There is a rancid taste and smell that happens when it gets old. In a SHTF situation, I might use it well after a year.

    Recently, we had some vegetable oil that was old and evidently rancid because as soon as it hit the hot skillet, the smell was overwhelming.
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    1. Salt
    2. Sugar

    Neither goes bad, both have countless uses. Their granular nature allows for precise measure for trading.
    They are the only two I stock.
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    Question: would olive oil last longer?

    http://www.amazon.com/Medicinal-Herb.../dp/B01537K6TO and http://www.amazon.com/Culinary-Herb-...ZSZG8QEKC12K40 Grow your own. If you have a green house, it can be done year round. Medicinal as well as cooking.
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    Wow, royal Crystal iodized salt is 26 ounces for .50 each, must order 24, from dollar tree website.
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    beside bartering you can always cant go with natures medicine
    mint
    sage
    rosemary
    turmeric
    ginger
    chile pepper
    Cinnamon
    Saffron --if you can afford it ( very healthy for women at that time )
    Parsley
    I know some are herbs but beside garlic and what not these herbs / spices are good for illnesses
    for bartering I would only use cinnamon chile pepper because they can boost metabolism which I think 'key words I think' might not be a good idea if you working hard and you will burn more calories and if you add a high metabolism that can turn deadly
    we need a doctor or a some one who is like smart or something 'not me' to tell me if I am wrong of not
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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel923 View Post
    Question: would olive oil last longer?

    Amazon.com : Medicinal Herb Garden by Patriot Seeds : Sports & Outdoors and Amazon.com: Culinary Herb Garden by Patriot Seeds: Sports & Outdoors Grow your own. If you have a green house, it can be done year round. Medicinal as well as cooking.

    NO on the olive, Had 10 one gallon cans of Bertoli olive oil, age from one to three years .

    Opened one three years old, it was bad, took one from two years, bad.

    returned all the oil to the ground.

    Last night I opened a gallon jug of Wesson veggi oil that was bought Dec. 2014, it was good, used it to make potato pancakes.

    Herbox bullion cubes have a shelf life max of two years, at four they smell like rotting meat.

    You can extend the life if you keep in freezer.

    I buy one gallon of Canola and one of vegetable oil a year because of the above reason.

    The canola at about 10 years will blow out, found out the hard way. that happened about 20 years ago, five gallon commercial carboy.

    There was no best by dating then.

    I made an adaptor to convert one hydraulic pump and cylinder into a veggi press to make my own if needed.
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