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Food boredom.
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Most preppers store in bulk: IE beans/rice/pasta*,the best way ta turn that bland diet is spices/sauces.

Salt is a given,last forever.

Pepper,also a given.We prefer p/corns,less exposure to o2 and can be ground as needed.

garlic,we grow it.

basil,ditto

thyme,ditto

cinnamon,stored.It's not only a great spice it has medicinal qualities.We store in sealed stick form.

curry,some folk like it,I don't.I prefer mild to wild and Kat loves curry.

Changing gears. Sauces/gravies.


We eat the carp outta rice,we literally have tons of it,we also have cases of soy sauce/low sodium.If you read a soya label the salt content will cause an infarction.The downside of rice is it's resource intensive to cook.We have the resources to cook it,the trick is like beans pre-soak it.


Pasta,buy it/sort and mylar bag amounts for 2 adults per bag: IE 2 bags feed 4 adults.Those are +/- type = you know yer people.
Wouldn't it be nice to pour a pork/beef/chix gravy over the meal.Add a bit of flavor and sorta a feeling of home.I suggest storing powdered gravy mixes,a little heat/water and it's a comfort food.

Canned/jarred pasta sauces/tomato based:

Red sauces DO NOT store well in cans,the acidity will eat the can/btdt.Glass is better,but more fragile.With the spices I've posted above folks can turn garden produce into a great sauce.Fresh and you can make as much as needed.

As ta Beans,they are the most resource/labor intensive but a great bang for the $.Fat/protein/fiber and a good caloric intake.However beans are the most detested of meals.This is one area I'd reckon hot sauce/spices will really help.

We keep texas pete and a few other liquid type sauces,they won't go bad but will lose potency after opening.Also a little sugar/cinnamon/maple syrup will make them more palatable.

I hope this is a primer for you guys/gals,do the research,the info is out there.
'08.
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#2
Great tips on storing various spices.  Often one of those overlooked areas.  Something to put on the list for next time I'm out shopping!

My wife uses All Spice a lot so that's another to stock up on.
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I keep a good bit of Old Bay and hot sauce.
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