Storing Salt

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Storing Salt

Unread post by calendula » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 am

I would like to start storing a backup supply of salt. You know, just in case. Our food storage is currently downstairs in the basement, however, and anytime I have left salt down there, it has turned into one huge, solid chunk. Too much moisture down there, I'm guessing. So, I'm wondering, is anyone else storing salt? What is the best way to store it? I'd like to store a few different kinds, including: cheap table salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt, and curing salt.

Thanks in advance. |em8| :grin:

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Re: Storing Salt

Unread post by patriceinil » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:57 am

I put my salt in ziplock bags and then into tin canisters, but I don't have a basement or a huge moisture problem.

Maybe try sealing it in quart or half galllon canning jars to keep the moisture out.

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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:33 am

I keep extra salt in a 5 gallon bucket with a Gamma Seal Lid on top. LOVE those things!!

http://freckleface.com/shopsite_sc/stor ... seals.html

That usually keeps it nice, but even if it goes into a huge block over time it will still be good and use able in the event of an emergency.
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Unread post by Dirtdevil » Thu May 02, 2019 9:49 am

Vacuum sealed. Everything gets vacuum sealed. I have over two hundred pounds of salt sealed and in totes. If I go to Sam's Club I buy boxes of the cheap Morton salt and pour it into a bag and seal it. It will be come a number one prep/barter item. It was used as a wage in ancient Rome and remember Ghandi's walk to the sea.

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Unread post by Icu4dzs » Fri May 03, 2019 4:22 pm

Buy it anyway you can get it. Keep the iodized salt separate from the other (sea salt). Iodine is critical to the thyroid and it was added to salt because many people did not have access to fish (which had lots of iodine. )
Some companies add talc to prevent “caking”. That’s not all that good for you. Sea salt, no additives is particularly valuable for preserving food; especially meat.
Salt storeS INDEFINITELY even if it gets some moisture. Keeping it dry is an advantage but it doesn’t “spoil” (neither does honey or sugar) so stock up on those things.
Remember the “Mormon Four” which is 1. Wheat berries
2. Beans
3. NF dry milk
4. Honey
Salt and sugar can be added to that list.
I saw a video recently about things that store INDEFINITELY.
Alcohol is one of them.
Didn’t mean to hijack the thread but the subject is particularly important.
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Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm

Not hijacking at all... you are contributing.

I believe iodine is very important if there is nuclear radiation involved as well. Doc don't they give iodine tablets to prevent the absorption of radiation into the thyroid gland?
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Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri May 03, 2019 5:57 pm

Actually that's all great info.....please keep it coming. I'd be interested to know about those things that store indefinitely, if you can
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Unread post by Icu4dzs » Fri May 03, 2019 6:44 pm

Farmfresh wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Not hijacking at all... you are contributing.

I believe iodine is very important if there is nuclear radiation involved as well. Doc don't they give iodine tablets to prevent the absorption of radiation into the thyroid gland?
That’s exactly right. Potassium iodide is what is used for protection from radiation. Dietary iodine is necessary to prevent hypothyroidism.
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Re: Storing Salt

Unread post by Farmfresh » Fri May 03, 2019 8:51 pm

So what kind of iodine is in the salt?
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Re: Storing Salt

Unread post by Old Fashioned » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

I'm thinking Doc has a lot of info he needs to unload...…. |em23|

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