CAN OIL UPDATE
When I last wrote on my marriage of a brilliant minions suggestion and my worship of the most important food group, I realize you were all agog yet troubled. My, you exclaimed, what could possibly be a better idea ever. Alas, the evil spouse is a Yuppie Scum who won’t be seen with any generic items in the kitchen so I am unable to emulate my favorite survivalist writer. I wept for you and so did a little experimentation and am happy to report you too can now be just like me except the pretty hair. I had taken empty Master Chef coffee cans ( the dark blue Wal-Mart coffee that is a reasonably modest $5.28 a can and tastes much better than the Wally generic or the Kroger generic ) and used them as a can to protect my Crisco type cooking oil. You turn the coffee can upside down and place it over the oil, flip that upside down and put the coffee can lid on, then flip back over. The oil is then right side up and protected by the can against rodents or what not. Now, I suppose a lot of you don’t drink that brand of coffee because you are all refined and have fine tuned sensibilities and consider ten dollar a can Folgers the very least you can drink. Well, lucky for you I had run out of blue metal coffee cans but had plenty of the plastic Folgers I get from work ( the stores donate the open cans to us- evidently the majors think they are losing money on $12 a can coffee so they have cheapened the glue on the plastic seals ). They were JUST a smidge too short for the Wal-Mart generic shortening cans. But by taking off the oil lid they then fit. Just cram the oil lid in the side between the two container walls. These are the Folgers red cans with a barely indented carrying handle- the 33 ounce cans. I’ve not only replaced my then $5 lard pails that are all too old and have been repeatedly frozen by being in the travel trailer over winter ( they now sell for $7 up ), I’ve more than doubled my cooking oil on hand. You don’t want to just store the waxed paper oil cans as is-but by putting the protective plastic over it you’ve now got the better packaging at half the price.
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Mix a 1/2 pound of the cheap coffee with 1/2 pound of the expensive coffee.ReplyDelete
That way you can also refined your sensibilities. And of course is for free.
I don't drink coffee, just tea, And that I make my own. Specially Lemon tea leaves. That controls your sugar levels. You get used pretty darn quick. And of course is cheap, until the coffee companies find out and lemon trees will be Outlawed.
Don't let the yuppie wife catch you diluting the Folgers or Black Velvet, but good ideaDelete
Forget the wife!. Just start storing your coffee beans. WTSHTF she will be drinking from re-used coffee grounds.Delete
Bad minion-wife! Only used grounds for you!Delete
Question on the wheat storage James?ReplyDelete
I understand what the ideal would be, but not having my own place at the moment, I don't have a root cellar. Right now my sack of wheat is sitting in a trash can on the north side of the house to reduce heat exposure. It still gets a very small dose of sunlight though. What I really want to know is will it just go stale, or will it go rancid? It might take me several months to consume it?
I also store wheat outside aboveground, not just buried. In the past, no changes after many seasons after opening. As long as no moisture, no worries.Delete
Sorry, should have said "no changes after opening after many seasons stored"Delete
I inherited some of my grandfather's 20 year old wheat that he had stored in the hot garage attic.Delete
I opened the first bucket to feed to the chickens but it looked so good, I ground it into flour and made bread.
It was perfectly fine.
Good to know; thanks!Delete
I honestly believe that nature gave a gift by giving you BULLSHIT REPELLANT HAIR. All that greasy hair it must be to not only repel B/S, but to conserve all that brilliant mind you have. You don't need an encyclopedia. Your wisdom is all beneath that grease.
Congratulations. You're unique among men.
Keep feeding that brain with plenty of wheat, while we idiots consume flour and meat. Getting fat on pork, chikin (Keep eatin chikin the cow said), salsa, chop suey and many other unhealthy foods.
Go ahead, sacrifice your taste for the (in)- human race.
We'll just eat our way to the grave. (we are going to die anyway) .
Ice Cream Lover.
You are more than welcome. You may continue to bow before me chanting "not worthy" or similar.Delete
Just wanted to share with the Best Hair award winner and his other minions this link.ReplyDelete
How to garden in the desert _without_ drilling a well or using the river - only natural rainfall properly collected.
Damn- good idea but it wouldn't work here. Less rain by far and not so hard of monsoons.Delete
Sure you wouldn't be able to get the corn, but even only half the rain would grow SOMETHING - especially if you kept it simple and maybe in a small green house or shade structure...Delete
I gotta think out a 'on the ground cheap layer of camo'ed cement' to really make the concept work. Or, even, just a layor of plastic under an inch of dirt. I have plenty of empty sloping dirt.Delete