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I'm new to this and I was wondering,
1) What types of food that you can find daily to keep for long periods of time?
-Like canned foods, pasta, rice? etc.
2) Don't they expire? The canned foods I'm talking about. Do you just use them when they get near expiration
and buy new ones to replace it?
3) how do you keep the foods for prolonged shelf life? Temp, moisture, etc.?
4) Favorites?????
 

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Store a supply of your everyday foods and rotate them per the experation dates, then purchase a supply of Freeze dried foods for long term storage. Do not forget to store as much water for you family as possible. Then you can expand to other supplies such as medical, gun&ammo, cooking supplies, and other items you might need. Do some poking around on the forum and you will find some good info.. Welcolme to the group..
 

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I'm new to this and I was wondering,
1) What types of food that you can find daily to keep for long periods of time?
-Like canned foods, pasta, rice? etc.

-Rice, dried beans, canned vegetables and beans, pasta

2) Don't they expire? The canned foods I'm talking about. Do you just use them when they get near expiration
and buy new ones to replace it?

yes.
I use them in rotation. if you have the money, you can get a FIFO (first in first out) can system so that it does the thinking for you. I just stock my shelves with the older food toward the front.

If you eat what you store, and store what you eat, rotating food should be easy

3) how do you keep the foods for prolonged shelf life? Temp, moisture, etc.?

Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers for rice and beans. If you keep the bags sealed, they will keep for 25-30 years (sometimes longer). Keep them stored in a cool, dry place if you can.

4) Favorites?????

Whatever rice or beans happen to be cheapest. White or brown rice and pinto beans usually.
Hope the above helps.
 

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Storing food is in reality a short term solution. Food storage will allow you to survive the event and prepare yourself and/or family for long term survival. Seeds. I know many people that prep and I find it amazing they don't have any seed stock. At some point you may need to produce your own food. Seeds will be more valuable than gold. And if sealed and dry last virtually forever. Don't forget seeds!

Cool note: Beans are seeds.
 

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Welcome to the forum . Now, on canned goods, buy what you eat and eat what you buy. Put your new acquisitions in the back on the shelf and only pull from the front. By doing that you automatically rotate your canned goods. Rice and beans store well, as well as egg noodles and the like also store well.
 

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Store a supply of your everyday foods and rotate them per the experation dates, then purchase a supply of Freeze dried foods for long term storage. Do not forget to store as much water for you family as possible. Then you can expand to other supplies such as medical, gun&ammo, cooking supplies, and other items you might need. Do some poking around on the forum and you will find some good info.. Welcolme to the group..
Thank you for that information!
 

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I'm looking to buy MRE's, but I think the prices are a bit inflated right now. I will keep looking for the deals. Good point on the seeds!
 

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I'm new to this and I was wondering,
1) What types of food that you can find daily to keep for long periods of time?
-Like canned foods, pasta, rice? etc.

Hey there! We run an online Shop and you can find some Long Term Food Storage as well as Survival Food in the given URls´.

2) Don't they expire? The canned foods I'm talking about. Do you just use them when they get near expiration
and buy new ones to replace it?

The items we carry last for years, some even last up to 25 years!.

3) how do you keep the foods for prolonged shelf life? Temp, moisture, etc.?

Foods-even dehydrated or MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) can undergo chemical reactions which cause vitamin loss or flavor loss if the temperature is too high. Foods will degrade in quality over time as the temperature remains at 75F or higher for extended periods of time. Hence, it is best to store even dehydrated food, or MRE's or freeze-dried food in cooler storage sites. This will extend their shelf-life and reduce nutrient loss over time. Storing items in cooler parts of cellars or underground storage sites such as root cellars at 55-60F will tend to maintain quality for years. Info from thesurvivalistblog.net

4) Favorites?????
The list will not end but Wise Company is a good deal
 

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I have Wise Foods enough for my wife and I for a full year. I also have about 2 years supply of shorter term stored foods such as rice, beans, pasta etc things we also eat normally. I've tried a number of the long term foods out there from MRE to Wise and find Wise over all to the best of the bunch but also some foods made by others can also be good as well. Those include Go Foods, Mountain House etc. It seems they all have at least one or two meals that are good tasting but find Wise better over all if buying one brand. I've actually mixed mine with some added on from the Go and Mountain as well as some other smaller companies out there. Never cared much for MRE but even a bunch of those as they work in a pinch.
 

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I think Wise Company got it right, they have done an amazing job, plus it taste great too!. I have tested almost everything they produce, the more you dig into it the better it gets.

Since I know people is looking for alternatives and as well looking for saving some money too, we created a few offers today, they are limited offers, we have our own Vendors Section in this forum. You are all welcome to visit us there. I don´t want to spam this thread with our links but the coupon codes for WISE were just released and they are limited to 5.
 
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