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noproblemo2

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 08:53:59 AM »
Any chance you can share the tortilla recipe? We love tortillas down here and yours sound far healthier.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2010, 12:56:26 PM »
Tortillas

 we just got done making a batch on the wood stove (cool here today)

 Whole wheat Tortillas


Ingredients:
* 2 cups all purpose or whole wheat flour
* 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, cut into pieces, we use olive oil 1/4 cup per batch
* 1/2 tsp. salt
* 1/2 tsp. baking powder
* 3/4 cup warm water
You can use some garlic power or onion etc in the batch
Directions:
In a bowl, blend flour, salt, baking powder and shortening until it resembles fine meal.

Add warm water, a little at a time, to flour mixture and toss until liquid is incorporated. Water amountwill vary with different flour types.

Form dough into a ball and kneed on a floured surface until dough is smooth and elastic. Divide, and make 12 smaller balls. Cover and let stand at least 30 minutes.

Cooking Tortilla:
Roll each ball of dough on a floured surface to make 6 or 7 inch sized tortillas. Place on a pre-heated griddle or cast iron skillet and cook till medium golden on both sides.

Remove to a basket lined with a cloth towel or put between a towel until cool. After the tortillas have cooled completely, store them in a plastic bag. This recipe will make approximately 12 flour tortillas.

We make a triple batch, on the wood cook stove you can cook 6 at a time. Failing having a wood cook  stove you can make them on a case iron pan one at a time. Problem doing it that was is you'll eat them as them come off of the stove and never save any for later.



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noproblemo2

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2010, 01:24:26 PM »
Thanks for the Tortilla recipe will try it very soon..

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2010, 09:52:22 AM »
Not to be a party  popper but that Costco food uses
MSG, sodium casinate, calcium casinate, TVP
to name a few not too good for you things not
to mention all the sodium.

Please take no offence

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Dan
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Thanks, will take it into account, I feel for me personally quantity will have to be important too... I will read the labels...

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2010, 09:53:42 AM »
« Last Edit: September 28, 2010, 04:44:09 PM by Yowbarb »

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2010, 12:57:52 PM »
I just explored costco, and then went directly to the sites that Costco gets their supplies from.
THRIVE, MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ECT.

The prices are less at Costco, than at the actual Distributer....
I am beginning to explore dehydrating my food now.  I bought
a dehydrater and I will figure out how the dehydrate our food.

The prices are CRAZY, even now September 2010.  OMG, what
are the prices going to be a year from now?????

With the community I am putting together, approxiamtely 30
people, if I bought only 1 year supply of food for each that is
a lot of money...................

I believe 100% that we will need more than one year. 

I do not even know where to begin.  I am just doing it,
being a little scatter brained.  Going out every day, finding
the deals. 

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noproblemo2

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2010, 01:28:31 PM »
Donna, we all start somewhere, one thing I stress is don't forget the beans, they are very good for you, rice also along with soups.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2010, 02:27:02 PM »
thanks,
 
I am actually looking for large quanties of exactly that, to START.
I have already bought 20 5 Gal buckets, with lids (sold seperatly!!!)
from Lows and I have found that dry ice will remove all oxygen and
once I seal it the beans, rice, ect. will store for a really long time.
 
I am working on it.  No time.  How many beans do I need????? ha ha.
I know a lot!!!  A lot of rice, a lot of everything. 
 
I want to find out how I can freeze dry food also.  So, when I cook a
meal, I can cook for an ARMY and then freeze dry it and seal and
save it.  This is what I am thinking to do. 
 
Beans and rice for a year everyday will really get old............
I will start researching how to freeze dry.  If anyone knows
that would help.
 
Donna

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2010, 02:33:50 PM »
I would think any of the bulk type store would sell larger quantities of rice, beans etc.. I know they are easy to come by here as it is a staple in their daily diets, so that part has been easy for me.Also the black beans are very nutrcious for you too, cook with a bit of beef, onion and cilantro and makes a super good soup, you can add tomatoes to it or other veggies, but I'm a cilantro fan.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2010, 02:35:42 PM »
Mountain House has the #10 cans of freeze dried beef chunks, turkey, chicken, ham and ground beef too.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2010, 10:39:52 AM »
For your meat Mountain House #10 cans of freeze dried meats are the only way to go they cost a lot but I am not a veg. only person so I need my meat TVP is OK at times but meat to add to my food if I can not hunt is a must.

noproblemo2

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2010, 10:56:39 AM »
For your meat Mountain House #10 cans of freeze dried meats are the only way to go they cost a lot but I am not a veg. only person so I need my meat TVP is OK at times but meat to add to my food if I can not hunt is a must.
Totally agree on their meats as well as their other products too.

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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2014, 03:49:52 AM »
PLS note I did not do a price comparison here. COSTCO is definitely a contender for survival supplies. I'm probably overdoing it here, but I am going to post all 126 items  that came up when I did a Survival food search at my local COSTCO warehouse, online. Next post. Quite an assortment.
It includes food, water, fuel, water filtration, water storage, survival backpacks and med kits.
It seems to me they have way more than the last time I did a search, about 2 years ago,
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Re: COSTCO as a supplier of survival goods
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2014, 08:37:59 PM »
Only 21 items came up on a SAMS Club search  :(