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Tim Woolf Fireside – Part Three – Food Storage

Brother Woolf told us that originally the Church advised us to store seven years of food.  Today, the recommendation is a year’s supply.

We should store what we eat, and we should be able to prepare and use what we’ve stored.  It is suggested that we also put into that food storage a cookbook telling us what to do with the stuff we’ve stored.  If we have 1,000 lbs of wheat down there, what do we do with it?  How do we cook with it?  So… store basic foods and a cookbook to guide you.

Red Wheat vs. White Wheat

He spoke about red wheat and white wheat, telling us that the white wheat had a ‘friendlier’ taste and we and our families would probably be happier eating white wheat than red.  The friendlier taste is because white wheat has more gluten in it.  It also has more protein, so it’s a good choice to purchase and store.

Freeze Dried vs. Dehydrated Food

Freeze dried food is processed by taking 100% of the moisture out of a product and storing it in a vacuum.  100% of the flavor and the nutrition remain behind.  when re-constituted, the food is remarkably similar to fresh both in taste and consistency.  You see a lot of freeze-dried food in salad bars today and you probably don’t even know it.

Dehydrated food has had the water remove by means of heat and air movement.  80% of the flavor and 80% of the nutrients remain.  This is a less expensive way of processing the food to store and is still a good choice regardless.

Bro. Woolf cautioned us to purchase freeze dried food from reputable people as it’s easy for someone to sell you freeze dried food that is really dehydrated food.  You probably wouldn’t know until you opened the can ten-years from now.

You’ll need salt and he recommends that we purchase Redman Salt as it’s true salt without additives and will be better for us and will last indefinitely.

What do you feed the neighbors that didn’t store their own food?  ABC soup.  It’s good for you, inexpensive but doesn’t have much of a taste.  The flavor comes from what you add to it.  If you add chicken bullion, you get Chicken ABC, beef bullion and you get Beef ABC.  One 5-gal container will provide about 300 meals.

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