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Jack Tar
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Hello from Jack Tar

Post by Jack Tar » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Some years ago, after I sussed that survivors of a nuclear war would probably starve, I began to double up on tins of baked beans in the pantry. Since then I have become very interested in this subject and am anxious to learn more.

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Deeps
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Post by Deeps » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:42 pm

Welcome to the forum, hope you find it a useful resource.

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Post by xplosiv1 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:51 am

first question is ..... have you eaten all of the beans yet ?

in my house even though we cook everything fresh most days and grow our own we seem to go through over 50 cans of baked beans per year !!

read the forum, theres so much good stuff here, ask as many questions as you like, you'll get answers maybe not all will suit you but some will.

let us know what exactly your prepping for and you'll get a better response.
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Post by Jack Tar » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:49 am

Thank you. I have since found that tinned baked beans three years past their sell-by date are still edible but have a slight metallic taste.

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Post by Deeps » Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:19 pm

A lot of tinned stuff is good for well past its 'best before' date. Even some non tinned stuff, I've had Pepperami's that were a couple years out of date, noodles, all sorts, do your own research on what you eat and store. I've found UHT milk (semi skimmed) lasts about 6 months past its date where I store it, it still gets the sniff test though.

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Post by unsure » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:06 pm

don`t chance tinned tomatoes . :lol: they don`t last to long after the date on the tin .
YES i walked away mid sentence , you were boring me to death and my survival instincts kick in .

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Post by Jack Tar » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:50 pm

Tried tinned tomatoes and other tinned veg, but they are bulky, expensive, and have a short life. I think it is their acidity which corrodes the steel of the can. So I will come out in spots, scurvy even, whenever.

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Post by jansman » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:38 am

The secret with tinned food is to eat it. So many preppers buy tins for ‘emergency storage’, because it lasts, but they don’t really like it! Tinned tomatoes for instance, we go through a minimum of four a week, so we have built a rotating stock of at least 60 tins. The old saying, ‘Store what you eat, and eat what you store’ is what you remember when stocking up.
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Post by Deeps » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:33 am

An alternative to the tinned tomatoes is passata, Like Jansman with the tins, I go through a couple cartons of it a week. 35p for half a litre from Aldi/Asda.

As an aside, with your handle are you ex Navy ? We had an alternative name for the tinned toms. ;)

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