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Old 14-07-2015, 06:49   #31
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Re: Storage of fresh provisions

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I like to keep many items without refrigeration, but here in the states, it is difficult to find anything that has not previously been refrigerated....
I used to shop outside of supermarkets, asked around and always found a farmers market.

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...I use green bags for most of my produce in the fridge. The green bags absorb the ethylene gas, but fresh veg and fruit also sweats....
I didn't have a fridge and these green bags really worked for me. Placed in a dark and cool place they kept everything fresh for much longer, and they can be reused a few times.

Amazon.com: Debbie Meyer GreenBags Freshness-Preserving Food/Flower Storage Bags (Various Sizes, 20-Pack): Kitchen & Dining
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Old 14-07-2015, 07:12   #32
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Eggs: They don't need to be refrigerated. Don't lube them with any weird stuff or worry about turning if you're going to use them in the next month. We purchased 90 in Mexico at Costco and they lasted more than a month in the original clean cardboard without any special care. In 6 months without refrigeration we had one questionable one that we threw away.
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Old 14-07-2015, 13:17   #33
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What is the smallest size boat one would dare keep a chicken on? Fresh eggs, laying, for the purpose of?
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Eggs: They don't need to be refrigerated. Don't lube them with any weird stuff or worry about turning if you're going to use them in the next month. We purchased 90 in Mexico at Costco and they lasted more than a month in the original clean cardboard without any special care. In 6 months without refrigeration we had one questionable one that we threw away.
Totally agree, eggs in the fridge is a real bugbear for me! However, if you buy them from a source that refrigerates them they will not last as long as the ones kept out of the fridge.
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Sorry, but I feel that there isn't a boat large enough for me and a chicken, eggs or no.


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Yeah, the thrill of a fresh egg would wear off after 5 minutes, especially with 24/7 chicken stench. Just a thought. Followed by the thought that some kind cruiser with a megaboat with miles of room for chickens would at least try, and give me the eggs. Hope springs eternal.
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Pretty definitive discussion on this here: Crystal Blues: When There Are No Shops
Hi Bill, Thanks for picking up our blog and sharing the entry about provisioning and long term storing of food in the tropics without refrigeration.

Happy to answer any questions. Cheers, Ley
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Zooks instead of cukes.Cabbage lasts for a long time, is heartier and can be found everwhere.I agree with all the advice about carrots and such. Seal your rice and troll for weevils.Red spuds cook quicker than big Idahos and, you can get more in the same space. Tiny jars of mayo. Tiny cans of tomato paste. No spoilage. Good beer does' nt need to refrigerated . Good whiskey is made to be sipped at ambient temperature. IMHO, of course.
We were advised years ago about weevils in sealed containers. The advice we received was to use a 35mm film container with a ball of cotton wool soaked in chloroform inside. Punch a few small holes in the film container lid and place upright in the sealed container of flour/grains/rice etc and you shall never have live weevils again. We have never had weevils since using this - although getting the chloroform has often been a challenge. I think getting the film containers these days shall also be a bit harder.
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Re: Storage of fresh provisions

Freezer is for ice making + frozen parsley.

Champagne chilling, on request (F factor rules)

Paper: hateful on board
Thin films: same as above

I buy proper Vegs very unripen. Same as fruit.

Or none at all
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