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Re: Foods for on the road: Hardtack, Pemmican and other ancient foods
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2019, 06:20:36 AM »
If a little diatomaceous earth is mixed into the flour, weevils either won't touch it, or will revert to being part of the flour... :P

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Re: Foods for on the road: Hardtack, Pemmican and other ancient foods
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2019, 12:43:06 PM »
If a little diatomaceous earth is mixed into the flour, weevils either won't touch it, or will revert to being part of the flour... :P

Yeah, R.R. the diatomaceous earth is a great idea.
Question: Can the weevils chew through a foil wrapper?

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Re: Foods for on the road: Hardtack, Pemmican and other ancient foods
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2019, 03:34:13 PM »
Good question Barb - I prep old-school with buckets and desiccant, so have not caught up with the mylar bag movement. 

However, I did learn from the Amish to place bulk storage grains into a chest freezer for 72 hours before caching them, and am told that insects won't survive.

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Re: Foods for on the road: Hardtack, Pemmican and other ancient foods
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2019, 11:39:46 PM »
Good question Barb - I prep old-school with buckets and desiccant, so have not caught up with the mylar bag movement. 

However, I did learn from the Amish to place bulk storage grains into a chest freezer for 72 hours before caching them, and am told that insects won't survive.

So glad to "glean" anything I can about how the Amish do things. Haha glean, pun.
I appreciate that idea about freezing grain first.

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Re: Foods for on the road: Hardtack, Pemmican and other ancient foods
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2019, 11:41:21 PM »
Good question Barb - I prep old-school with buckets and desiccant, so have not caught up with the mylar bag movement. 

However, I did learn from the Amish to place bulk storage grains into a chest freezer for 72 hours before caching them, and am told that insects won't survive.

So glad to "glean" anything I can about how the Amish do things. Haha glean, pun.
historical
gather (leftover grain or other produce) after a harvest.
"the conditions of farm workers in the 1890s made gleaning essential
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I appreciate that idea about freezing grain first.

 

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