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05-23-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm compiling my emergency/hurricane list. Which raw foods can last unrefrigerated & for how long without going bad?
So far have
dates (I guess all dried fruit?)
05-24-2007, 01:50 AM
Don't forget seeds!
And most importantly, a bunch of green powder! Greens won't keep so long but that will help a lot.
If you do bee products, bee pollen and honey are full of nutrition and can keep you going for quite a long while....
05-24-2007, 08:31 AM
I'm compiling my emergency/hurricane list. coconut oil
Great point! Great thinking ahead! ;) Living in Houston, I too should be thinking of that. I'm happy you are on the ball with this. What about using a food saver to vaccum seal stuff?
I just got one, it's a basic, no bells and whistles but it seals stuff. How about having a cooler full of vacuum sealed stuff, like nuts, seeds, avos, corn, celery, any harder type fruits and veggies, etc? They wouldn't take up that much space.
05-24-2007, 09:38 AM
avocados - If you keep them in a cool, dark place (fridge?) they will ripen much slower. I"ve kept them up to 2 weeks. Unrefrigerated, if they're not ripe when you buy them, can also last up to 2 weeks if it's cool.
citrus fruit - in the fridge, I've had oranges last for months. BUT you have to keep them in a plastic or cellophane bag, because the fridge is very drying and they'll dry out. Citirus in a cool place can last weeks.
nuts - I keep mine in glass jars in a lower cabinet that is dark and cool. I keep them for months without any problems.
oats - same as nuts, only I have kept them for as long as 7 months
apples - can last 6 months in a cool dark place, if you make sure none are bruised. Also, keep them away from other fruits, as they will ripen other things like avocados.
bananas - up to a week.
dates (I guess all dried fruit?) I've kept them over a year in the box they come in as long as they're kept cool and dark.
coconut oil - forever
olive oil - forever if it's kept cool and dark
05-24-2007, 01:56 PM
RowanC, thanks for your detailed list. So I guess citrus can't last unless refrigerated, which is what I figured. Thing is if there's no electricity, nothing will be kept in a cool place as it will be 90-100 degrees during most situations. So I guess survival on raw is very tough unless you're able to have a constant supply of ice. I also will be starving as I have a very hard time living on light foods. Gotta make sure I don't eat everything in one day. :o
05-24-2007, 02:03 PM
Also good to have a supply of dehydrated foods like crackers & bars.
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