Oct 31

What’s In Your Spice Cabinet for SHTF?

This might seem like a strange topic but just trust me when I say that variety is indeed the spice of life.  I’ve been in situations when water was the predominate beverage available for consumption, this was before all of the slick beverage powders were available in MRE’s.  Don’t let someone get a tub of lemonade powder in the mail, dudes would literally trade away just about anything for the opportunity to drink something other than water (even if it was still warm).

I imagine the same cravings for new taste experiences would apply in a long term SHTF scenario.  I don’t care if you have enough money to stockpile 3 years worth of filet mignon, eventually it would get old.  Not to mention the reality is much of the food which we store for survival purposes isn’t exactly on par with a nice $50 steak when it comes to deliciousness.  All that said is why I make sure to store up lots of spices and sauces just in case I need to douse some sort of nasty half cooked meal in hot sauce and salt in order to make it palatable.  Here are the top 10 items in my storage spice cabinet, what’s in yours?


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    • The Maj on November 1, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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    Man, how could you leave out the good old staple of Tabasco? 🙂

    For me:
    Garlic Salt
    Lemmon Pepper
    Worcestershire Sauce
    Cavendar’s Greek Seasoning (makes kids eat brussel sprouts)
    Tony Cachere’s Original Creole Seasoning
    Chef Paul Blackened Redfish Magic
    Chicken Bouillon Packets
    Beef Bouillon Packets
    Cayenne Pepper (doubles as an anti-coagulant and antiseptic)
    Onion Flakes
    Tobasco or other “hot sauce”
    Brown Sugar

    Of course, it is all a matter of personal taste. I try to stay away from the “liqiuids” as much as possible but you cannot avoid them all. I also try to find single serving packets for the bugout bag where possible as well.

      • PJ on November 1, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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      Franks Red Hot, I put that ____ on everything! 🙂

    • The Maj on November 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    LOL. Kinda like the Greek seasoning is for me.

    • Sasha on November 5, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    Love all the Montreal seasonings, they carry different ones now like steak, chicken even a veggie one.

    • Anna Davis on January 1, 2017 at 6:47 PM
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    Stay away from the American name brand spices they are overpriced. You can buy many of the same spices in bulk at Indian stores and international stores, for a fraction of the price.

    So far I have
    * black peppercorns
    * Javetri (mace)
    *bay leaves
    * Jamican style curry powder
    *red chilli powder

    I also have smaller portions of other common spices, but too many of those to mention.

    I’m planning on adding to my spice stockpile, just gotta find the money.

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