Favorite Spices – Long Term Storage ‘Must Have’ Spices

Favorite Spices – Long Term Storage ‘Must Have’ Spices by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

TDC Note – Don’t forget about the medicinal herbs like ginger, turmeric, garlic and a great many others. Not only will these add much needed flavor to recipes it is reported these herbs can/may/perhaps help to improve a persons overall health. Not medical advice.


We all have our favorite spices.

Mrs.J and I have several drawers in the kitchen with nothing but spices – all sorts of flavors. We also buy some of them in bulk – vacuum sealed bags for long term storage. When a spice jar is getting low, we’ll open a bulk bag and refill it as needed.

Spices can really change up the overall flavor of a given food / meal – completely altering it to one’s taste, a particular cuisine, ethnicity…

One thing is for sure with regard to long term food storage and preparedness: Having a wide variety (and quantity) of spices will make even ordinary staples such as Rice & Beans (and many others) more palatable with various flavors!

How To Keep Spices Fresh
Spice Storage Tips:

– Keep your favorite spices in the dark (e.g. drawer)
– Store spices away from stove or other heat source
– Air-tight jars are good
– Vacuum seal or Ziploc bulk storage

Bonus Tip:

– Don’t shake spice over steaming food. Moisture will get into the container, possibly speeding up mold growth.

Don’t get food fatigue. Spice it up!
Lets say you’re having to dig into your long term food storage (for whatever reason). Hopefully you won’t become mired in dull food flavor fatigue…

Think it through. You’ve spent time and money storing extra food for ‘just in case’. Don’t forget about the spices.

One thing I find interesting… even though we have a wide variety of spices, I tend to reach in the drawer for my favorite spices. I need to force myself to try new flavors!

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Ken Jorgustin

Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.