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Nickelless
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  04:53:43  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
I just got another shipment of banana chips from BulkFoods.com, and I figure 140 lbs. should last me a while (although I only got 42 lbs. today). I'm running low on mylar bags at the moment, so I decided to see how many quart-sized mason jars it would take--53, to be exact. Actually, it was 18 for the first 14-lb. box, 18 for the second box and 17 for the third box, which looked like it had gotten shaken up a bit--lots of crumbs, but just as tasty. My banana stash will be a nice addition to my 500 lbs. of oatmeal.







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wolvesdad
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  08:00:06  Show Profile Send wolvesdad a Private Message
:) hee hee Nice stash. I go monkey for bananas!

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uthminsta
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  08:17:52  Show Profile Send uthminsta a Private Message
All those poor fresh ripe bananas gave their lives to become poker chips!
Tasty, tasty poker chips...

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fb101
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  08:59:58  Show Profile Send fb101 a Private Message
Nice stash. good high carb low bulk item.

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Neckro
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Saudi Arabia
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  09:34:52  Show Profile  Send Neckro an AOL message  Click to see Neckro's MSN Messenger address  Send Neckro a Yahoo! Message Send Neckro a Private Message
Most banana chips have sugar and foreign substances added to boost flavor. But are good. =/ Don't eat too many, don't need you riding in a rascal asking for pennies.

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Roadrunner
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USA
413 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2010 :  10:27:17  Show Profile Send Roadrunner a Private Message
Those are sooooo good....nice!

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AGCoinHunter
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  11:58:02  Show Profile Send AGCoinHunter a Private Message
quote:
Most banana chips have sugar and foreign substances added to boost flavor. But are good. =/ Don't eat too many, don't need you riding in a rascal asking for pennies.


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Copper Catcher
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  12:03:37  Show Profile Send Copper Catcher a Private Message
So will there be a chip auction soon?
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hobo finds
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  14:35:46  Show Profile Send hobo finds a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Copper Catcher

So will there be a chip auction soon?



how many chips in a pound?
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Beau
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  18:16:35  Show Profile Send Beau a Private Message
I`am diabetic so:

Are they high carbs?
is there a lot of sugar in them?
do they taste like a banana?
are they hard or soft?

THANKS
Beau

Edited by - Beau on 08/20/2010 18:18:18
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Beau
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  18:43:26  Show Profile Send Beau a Private Message
how do you keep them at 55 to 65 degrees if the electricity goes out?
what is the Mylar bags for bugs rats?

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  18:49:58  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
Beau, they're going to stay at a constant temperature. Everything is in the coolest part of the house. The mylar bags are vacuum-sealed to keep everything fresh, and I put the bags inside buckets after I seal them up and then put lids on the bags.


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Neckro
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  19:38:44  Show Profile  Send Neckro an AOL message  Click to see Neckro's MSN Messenger address  Send Neckro a Yahoo! Message Send Neckro a Private Message
An average banana is 120calories 31g of carbs. With most fruit chips, they have additives to make them sweeter.

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Edited by - Neckro on 08/20/2010 19:42:33
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jonflyfish
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  19:54:52  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Great work Nickelless! Bananas are great. Last holiday season I bought approx 200 lbs when they were .29/lb then sliced and dehydrated them around the clock.

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Roadrunner
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USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  20:07:50  Show Profile Send Roadrunner a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Beau

I`am diabetic so:

Are they high carbs?
is there a lot of sugar in them?
do they taste like a banana?
are they hard or soft?

THANKS
Beau



They are not very good when not sweetened, so there is a fair amount of sugar added. They taste somewhat like bananas, but a little different. They are hard and brittle.

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  00:30:42  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Beau

I`am diabetic so:

Are they high carbs?

Here's the nutrition info:

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Beau
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  00:47:12  Show Profile Send Beau a Private Message
THANKS,
I thought they may have to many carbs and sugar.

if anyone knows of any food that is good for diabetics, that will last like these please post it.
I have been looking but have not found anything,

THANKS
Beau
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Numis Pam
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USA
63 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2010 :  01:03:58  Show Profile Send Numis Pam a Private Message
Goodness! Some of you guys are in serious survial mode in here!! What else do you all stash in the way of foods? How do you store water? Or maybe I should say where do you store much water?

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  02:18:37  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Numis Pam

Goodness! Some of you guys are in serious survial mode in here!! What else do you all stash in the way of foods? How do you store water? Or maybe I should say where do you store much water?

I store large quantities of what I normally eat, although the modifications I've made with my food preps versus my "normal" diet are just intended to simplify things in a SHTF scenario. For example, I love all kinds of vegetables, especially spinach, carrots and tomatoes, all of which are packed with vitamin A and other nutrients. But whereas I'd normally buy bags of fresh or frozen veggies and eat them cooked or raw, for my preps, I buy bags of frozen carrots, spinach, etc., and stick them in one of my 12 Nesco dehydrators (yes, you read that right--12) and 12 to 18 hours later, I've got quarts and quarts of dehydrated carrots (8 lbs. frozen turn into one quart of dehydrated) or spinach (4 lbs. of spinach per quart):





For high-sugar foods such as tomatoes, it's a lot easier to order them in bulk from various companies (I got my banana chips from BulkFoods.com and I'm about to order 50 lbs. of tomato powder from them) than to dehydrate them on a consumer-grade dehydrator because the sugar content from such foods really, really gums up the dehydrator trays.

So I then take my dehydrated vegetables and, depending on what I'm in the mood for, various spices and beans, plus possibly chicken or fish (I have a lot of canned mackerel):







Add rice, cook everything up and you've got literally thousands of possible soup recipes. I think soup is about the simplest dish in the world, but it doesn't have to be boring. And in a SHTF situation, soup will raise fewer eyebrows than, say, steak. But you can pack the soup with as many ingredients as you want, or you can reduce the water content of the soup and make it more like a stew--the only real limit is your imagination. I need to dig up a few PDF files I have on my old laptop that have a few thousand soup recipes on them and post links to the files.

As for water, I've only got about 20 gallons of bottled water right now because of space constraints, but in a pinch that will get me through 2 to 3 weeks. As soon as my fiancee and I get the details settled on a house, we're going to have a huge basement with plenty of out-of-sight storage space. Near the top of my to-do list is a water purification system and supplies. I've got a couple gallons of (unscented) bleach, but I also need to pick up some iodine tablets.


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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  02:27:04  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by jonflyfish

Great work Nickelless! Bananas are great. Last holiday season I bought approx 200 lbs when they were .29/lb then sliced and dehydrated them around the clock.

Jon, how was your weight yield after you dehydrated the bananas? My BulkFoods.com invoice for 42 lbs. of banana chips came to just $83.93 shipped ($5 shipping on orders over $75). I'd think that'd be a really hard price to match with bananas, considering that even at 29 cents per pound, your gross weight included the peels.


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jonflyfish
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2010 :  13:15:09  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Nickelless

quote:
Originally posted by jonflyfish

Great work Nickelless! Bananas are great. Last holiday season I bought approx 200 lbs when they were .29/lb then sliced and dehydrated them around the clock.

Jon, how was your weight yield after you dehydrated the bananas? My BulkFoods.com invoice for 42 lbs. of banana chips came to just $83.93 shipped ($5 shipping on orders over $75). I'd think that'd be a really hard price to match with bananas, considering that even at 29 cents per pound, your gross weight included the peels.



Honestly didn't weight the bananas after dehydration. I can tell you that unlike many things that have spent their due time in the Nesco, the bananas don't reduce by the same typical ratios. It was an enjoyable experience and was able to get my daughter involved and help her understand the purpose and reason for doing it. Now days, instead of some overly processed sugary goo inside of a cartoon character laiden container, she is seen with a snack bag of home dried bananas, strawberries, and almonds which makes me smile Also didn't care much for all the oil etc they processors laquer on banana chips.

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Posted - 08/23/2010 :  12:37:46  Show Profile Send beauanderos a Private Message
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I know I had some freeze-dried pizza in here!

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/23/2010 :  20:25:58  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
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Originally posted by beauanderos

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I know I had some freeze-dried pizza in here!

Don't forget dehydrated squirrel:

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frugalcanuck
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Canada
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Posted - 08/23/2010 :  21:38:50  Show Profile Send frugalcanuck a Private Message
I hope you dont have many mosquitos near you. They love to bite after you eat a banana. That was always a good trick to play on someone when living in the bush. Bring a banana with you and feed let another person eat it. No need for bug dope:)

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Numis Pam
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USA
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Posted - 08/25/2010 :  08:48:32  Show Profile Send Numis Pam a Private Message
Nickelless , Thanks so much for the informative reply and those great pictures!! Keep them coming. I am going to start doing some of these things on a more limited basis then you are, but anything will help I am sure eventually if needed.

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 08/25/2010 :  12:29:43  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
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Originally posted by Numis Pam

Nickelless , Thanks so much for the informative reply and those great pictures!! Keep them coming. I am going to start doing some of these things on a more limited basis then you are, but anything will help I am sure eventually if needed.

Actually, I'm having to scale down further food preps until after I get moved because of space constraints! I'm currently in an efficiency apartment, and I've hit the absolute space limit in the large wrap-around closet where I have most of my preps at the moment. I'm going to rent a storage space before I move and put some of my food preps there temporarily before I finalize things on a house. It's a good problem to have, IMO.


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