Thank you Yupo for your comments, I live in a small apartment with no basement, I have started to store more using Vacuum sealers preserve food, and using a lot of reused glass jars to store grains and legumes; beans, chickpeas, etc, and gluten free types of pasta, because I had already had several insect infestations.Couple of comments on above information. Be aware that Buckwheat is very high in oxalates. If you've a propensity to renal stones, consume in small doses.
Dry canning: It is easy to toast the jar contents this way. The idea is to kill any insect eggs, making the grains safer for storage. Also, vermin and insects cannot get into glass jars. When heated, air expands. That is going to reduce some Oxygen exposure of sealed contents, I would think. One could always use a vacuum sealer for the jars, and just check contents periodically for insect infestation. Bulk rice is very prone to insect infestation, in my experience. Dried legumes, I've never had a problem with.
I've had raccoons gnaw through heavy plastic buckets and go to town on all stored food contents. Those buggers seem to like coffee and oatmeal best.
Here's a great program from Sott on the subject of dietary oxalates with Sally Norton:Thank you Yupo for your comments, I live in a small apartment with no basement, I have started to store more using Vacuum sealers preserve food, and using a lot of reused glass jars to store grains and legumes; beans, chickpeas, etc, and gluten free types of pasta, because I had already had several insect infestations.
What I do with buckwheat, rice, legumes, nuts, etc, is always soak them overnight, several hours as indicated in the charts for breaks down anti-nutrients. I will check better then about what you say.
I think we have all seen that life is suddenly rather unpredictable with many more things than usual beyond our control. It is always good to have extra food, water and fuel on hand. And blankets. Plastic sheeting for broken windows, etc. In winter, severe storms can prevent travel to the store and worse, close off roads that supply localities. If damage is widespread, one might be dependent on food drops or rationing programs. It has happened before so foolish to think it could not happen again. I don't mean to sound all gloom and doom. I think people might sleep better if somewhat prepared for hard times. Even if winter passes well, you can always eat the food later.Hello,
I recently had the subject of "food shortage" discussed with my uncle (which is a kind of mentor for me), and yesterday, in a belgian Telegram channel, someone posted a video of 5m which is a compilation of short clips with french sub-titles (I searched for the original on Odyssey but did not find it, so I think this compilation of clips + traduction was made by the french guy). So, this subject coming 2x in 3 days + the fact that, a couple of years before, I bought 5 big storage boxes (still unused) and the fact that during this holiday period I'm refurbishing the cellar of my parent's home in order (among other) to place them and "maybe" start to fill them, this prompted me to search here on the forum what was said about this subject, and that's why i'm posting here.
Here's the video : Pénurie alimentaire programmé !??
(the 10 first seconds are text in french and the clips start just after)
It's a subject I've heard a lot about but haven't looked into yet due to lack of time. I have a simple question yet about : Is it advisable to store food from now on for the next winter ? Or the sub-question just in regard to europe. I ask this because as I have to cope with many things to do/subjects at this moment I would like to take the good decision by giving the good priority to such or such subject and about this one, well, maybe it's the good time to act, but also to inform my close family about. I mean : I do not want to scare my relatives if the subject is not yet alarming, but if it is the good time, I think that my close family will help me on this matter. At least as my uncle brought the subject recently, maybe it's time to inform better about.
For french people, here's the site that my uncle showed me where we can order bio food : VRAC BIO en ligne | Livraison Gratuite à partir de 39€ | VRACBIO.COM (there are probably many others but he told me that he browsed the site and that the prices were not expensive)
And here's the link to the storage boxes I bought a couple of years before (french company & site) : Janny MT | Stockage Étanche - Présentation & concept (2 types of boxes at the bottom of the page)
Hi Yupo, my solution for indoor drying is to install a second shower rod above the shower head parallel to the shower rod. Hang wet clothes on hangers, space 2-3" apart on the rod. I could do a load of laundry at 10pm, the clothes would be dry by about 8am the next morning. Clothes are ready to put in a closet, too. I also put my clothes on hangers to line dry, saves space and time. I have never owned a dryer and probably never will. I don't need one.
If this is true, it is worrisome indeed. It will not be the first time famines have been engineered. Better to prepare for the possibility of it being true. I'm including a link about a 20th Century famine in Bengal. If you read the article, notice how many of the conditions are similar to what we have today; widespread debt, prioritized industries, background war, lying MSM, people losing homes, lands, farms, businesses, increasing government dependency... I'm not saying this one was engineered, but I am saying there was food that could have been distributed. In the novel The Good Earth, during the famine, the party people didn't lose weight if I recall. Fiction, I know.