Remember these minimum amounts are “starvation rations” you will live however you will be hungry all of the time. We have met several families at the Home Storage Center that lost
their jobs and ate their 12-month food supply, only to find that it lasted 4-5 months; because they continued to eat the same portions that they were accustomed to while working. May I
suggest you store extra, more than the suggested minimums. These real life examples bear out the fact, that the minimum amount of food storage may keep you a live, only if you RATION
your daily food intake. Do you really want to hear Crying Children & Whining Adults? If not, then plan to store MORE.
Hungry Tummy Insurance - Suggested items:(Buy the type of “Cooking Oil” you use the most to equal the 2.5 gallons per person, per year)
- Mazola corn oil $13 1 gal.
- Olive oil $15 ½ gal. - My choice of oils to store
- Wesson Veg. oil $11 1 gal.
- Crisco Shortening $5 3 lbs.
- Peanut Butter
- Assorted Salad Dressings
· Honeyville Grain Inc. - 635 N. Billy Mitchell Rd Salt Lake City, UT. - 801.972.2168
- Blue Chip Group – 432 W. 3440 S. Salt Lake City, UT. – 800.878.0099 – Jim Woods
· Macey’s Grocery store - 187 E. 1000 N. Spanish Fork, UT. - 801.798.9803
- Sam’s Club - 1313 S. University Ave. Provo, UT. – 374.9700
Price checked at Macey’s January 8, 2010A small amount of dietary fat is necessary for our bodies to properly absorb fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E and K. Long-term storage of fats may be problematic, but it is not impossible. There are some general rules you can follow to get the most life out of your stored cooking oils and fats.Exposure to oxygen, light and heat are the greatest factors to rancidity. If you can, refrigerate your stored oil, particularly after it's been opened. If possible, buy your oils in opaque, airtight containers. Transparent glass and plastic containers should be stored in the dark, such as in a box. Regardless of the storage container, it should be stored at as cool a temperature as possible and rotated as fast as is practical. Store in a cool, dark and dry area.Rancid oil has an unpleasant aroma and acrid taste, and its nutrient value is greatly diminished. The more polyunsaturated a fat is, the faster it will go rancid. If you find your oil is rancid DO NOT throw it away, use it to light your home; build a “liquid candle”, a wick, Mason jar, saucer or bowl and oil. There is NO rancid odor as the oil burns.Try not to buy your fats in large containers. If it turns cloudy or solid, the fat is still perfectly usable and will return to its normal liquid, clear state after it has warmed to room temperature. Left at room temperatures, opened bottles of cooking oils can begin to go rancid in anywhere from a week to a couple of months, though it may take several more months to reach such a point of rancidity that it can be smelled.Hydrogenated shortening like Crisco, is usually composed of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, but there are some that also contain animal fats. It is reasonable to expect an unopened metal can of shortening to have a shelf-life of eight to ten years if kept reasonably cool, particularly if it has preservatives in it.You can also render beef fat that can be obtained free of charge at Macey's. The rendered beef fat can be store in the refrigerator for several months, but for longer storage...just freeze it. Rendered beef fat can be used for saute, frying, or baking.
Type of Oil or Fat saturated saturated 66% 30% 4% Canola oil / Rapeseed Oil 6% 62% 32% 92% 6% 2% 13% 25% 62% 24% 26% 50% 12% 17% 71% 41% 47% 12% 80% 14% 16% 20% 47% 33% 14% 73% 11% 14% 73% 11% 52% 38% 10% 18% 49% 33% 10% 13% 77% 14% 43% 43% 15% 24% 61% 11% 20% 69%Save rancid oil for lighting without utilities, a cotton wick and a mason jar can be made into a lamp. We have cold pressed - extra virgin olive oil that is 19 years old (9/92) and still smells and taste Great.May we suggest, that you buy several can openers; at the HSC we have found the Swing-a-Way brand to hold up the best. Some brands we have purchased for the cannery have not lasted one day because of their poor construction.We have found the Swing-a-Way brand at Emergency Essentials, in Orem Utah for $12 or Lehman’s for $10 each.They can also be purchased at Macey's.If you find yourself without power in the future as has been prophesied by our prophets that Electric Can Opener won't be of much use, except as a paperweight.Courtesy of Michael Barr