Commercial Freeze Dried Foods (MH, Wise, etc.)

WhiteWolf

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IIRC, the last time I would've added to that inventory was 12-14. 2015 was one hell of a sucky year, and I ate tv dinners for a few months. Plus, I had so much frozen at that time... I used what was on hand.

I do remember paying $200-300 for a case of #10s back then, so it was a little pricey even then. But the shelf life is what I was interested in. I'm probably going through my stock this week, the freezer too; and making a list - but something prodded me to go look at availability/pricing today.
 

HandLoad

Mourning for America
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You are feeling that it would be good to be "topping off Stores". I think All here are feeling same.

SWMBO is strongly advocating Loading every magazine, casting all the Bullets I can, buying Ammo For guns I don't handload, stacking Firewood, Filling every Propane tank, and so forth.

We are figuratively "on the Balls of Our Feet"...
 

Mel's Cookin'

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You are feeling that it would be good to be "topping off Stores". I think All here are feeling same.

SWMBO is strongly advocating Loading every magazine, casting all the Bullets I can, buying Ammo For guns I don't handload, stacking Firewood, Filling every Propane tank, and so forth.

We are figuratively "on the Balls of Our Feet"...
Once again, SWMBO is proving why the MBO part is a real good plan... :)
 

O:gweh

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Inazone

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Mel's Cookin'

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Debating getting a couple cans. My wife just made pancakes yesterday with the Krusteaz stuff that's advertised on the page right below the Augason, for roughly the same price (taking into account the Augason sale) but it sure doesn't have a 10-year shelf life.
The storage temperature on baking and pancake mixes is critical to obtaining that long storage life. 55 - 70 degrees... you can freeze it if you have freezer space and it will preserve it longer as long as it is sealed. But warmer temperatures than 70 degrees when it is stored have dramatic effects on the baking powder (rising agent) in the mixes and seriously shorten the storage life to less than three years in most cases. The containers, including the cans will puff out as the baking powder is activated. That does two things, one it means it will not rise when you bake it (think tortillas instead of pancakes) and the other is if you want it to perform like pancake mix, you will have to add baking powder to the expended mix which can make it taste a little bitter because it has twice the baking powder as it should. The taste is still there even though the rising action of the baking powder is expended.

Augason always mentions storage humidity also, making me wonder just how sealed their buckets are. Canned products shouldn't be affected by humidity although excessive humidity will eventually cause pinholes in the cans.

Something to think about...
 

Bronzino

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A while back I bought MPS Chocolate pudding when it was on sale. Was craving something chocolate the other night so decided to open and try. Very simple, just add water and whip.

It's pretty good. Not amazing, but in an emergency situation when you were wanting something sweet, it's perfect. A little grainy, but not bad. I also thought it would be good on a camp out, especially if you had a group of kids.