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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2009, 08:16:51 AM »

THANKS.....  I will have to start a new thread then.....   I guess your right on the shotgub....  Oh well


Hey, if you got the dough, the Mini 14 is a beautiful machine.  I just wanted to mention the utility and cheapness of a shotgun for a first gun.  Build on it with cool guns.  That's what I did.  Spaced out the purchases over a period of years so Mrs. Heavy G didn't know what was going on.

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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2009, 04:19:05 AM »
LOL.... I ain't got now years... I've got maybe a season or two.... :(

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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2009, 02:39:53 PM »
Make sure you add some candy/chocolate in your reserves as a treat.

You know what they say about a kiss a day? (neither do I, I made that part up.)

Hmm, chocolate might melt, better make it a hard candy. It's bad to have your kisses all melted and no good when you go to get them...




Buy honey, it is the only food that has no expiration date whatsoever.  great addition to lots of meals and if you are low on energy it is a great survival food and kids love it.

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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2009, 03:12:23 PM »
Speaking of honey.  There is a certain type harvested in the panhandle of Florida called Tupelo Honey.
You can order it off the web.  It apparently is the only honey that will not crystallize.  It has a unique make up that allows diabetics to be able to use it.

If you ever saw the movie "Ulee's Gold" (starring Peter Fonda and Patricia Richardson) it was film in the small town of Wewahitchka, Florida east of Panama City.  I was living there at the time it was filmed.

http://www.lltupelohoney.com/ourproduct.htm

http://www.lltupelohoney.com/orderform_us.cfm

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« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2009, 07:57:44 PM »
OK.... here it goes...   the 200 monthly is now a lot less... good thing we still have enough for grocery shopping.. so we are fine...

Now, its not much.  But, vs. what we had.. we are doing pretty good.  These are all sorted and dated... the ones that are nearest to the exp. date are in the cabinet next to the stove.  So we know that those are to be used first...

The 2nd photo has the CANSOLIDATOR!  pretty neat contraption.  Place the new cans on top and pull from the bottom when you need them..  Excellent for FIFO.  I plan to get another one and use them for basic staples that we use a lot of...  tomato sauce, tuna, stock, Campbell's, etc...   Just installed the shelf this afternoon. 

Sooooooo.....  we are on our way... 

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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2009, 09:19:38 PM »
cool! where did you get the cansolidator?

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Re: $200/month for storing up food reserves. Please, recomendations needed.
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2009, 11:52:14 PM »
Found this thing at Costco.com...
I wonder if it could be used for canning jars...  =-o

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ec=BC-EC16890-ProdID11233407&pos=0&whse=BC&topnav=&prodid=11233458&lang=en-US


Here's another site with a few more models to choose from...
http://www.canningpantry.com/food-storage-shelf-racks.html


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« Reply #38 on: February 07, 2009, 10:50:06 AM »
these are popular with restaurants....  you know, big cans and all...  But if you have the room....  These are the best.... ;)

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« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2009, 01:00:40 PM »
awesome! thanks guys!

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