Some people ask why eFoods Direct doesn’t provide basic cooking supplies. The answer is that it is often easier and more economical for you to purchase a few items yourself. Here are a few things that you should consider purchasing along with your one-year supply preparations. (Quantities suggested are for one person for one year.)
- Store 25 pounds of SUGAR (or honey) for each adult. Sugar is heavy and shipping costs are more than it’s worth paying for. Sugar in self-storing and generally does not spoil.
- Store 200 lbs. of whole WHEAT per adult. Hard white or hard red winter wheat is best. Wheat, just like sugar, is heavy and shipping costs become excessive. Always avoid storing flour due to rancidity and infestation.
- Store SALT (10 lbs.) and SEASONINGS in accord with your personal preferences. These are also self-storing.
- Store the three primary RAISING INGREDIENTS—baking powder (2 lbs.), baking soda (2 lbs.), and dry yeast (2 lbs.). Replace these according to expiration dates.
- Store COOKING OIL (2 gal.)—the same brand and the same size bottles that you are accustomed to using. Unopened cooking oil has about a 2-year shelf life.