Dairy: Meyenberg goat milk products - I'm specifically looking at the powdered milk. It's the only milk powder I've found that is whole milk, and it's hormone and antibiotic free even though there are vitamins added. We could use it for travel to rotate our stock, and if we have an infant around, I know it's not a suitable formula, but if something happened to me, it could make do for a few days since it's closer to breast milk. Does anybody know if it would work for milk kefir or continuously culturing yogurt?
Grains: many options for organic grain suppliers, and we've got a grain mill, so that shouldn't be a problem, and rotating our stock shouldn't be a problem either if we just buy more of what we use. Soaking shouldn't be a problem if we've got yogurt or kefir or if we want to buy some extra vinegar. The only problem is cooking if we don't have power. We're looking at solar ovens. Does anybody have one they like?
Fruits and vegetables: My best bet that I've found so far has been justtomatoes. They have a pretty good supply of dried and freeze dried fruits and vegetables. I'm concerned about vitamin C, though. A lot is lost through conventional drying, and since all their packages are clear plastic, I wonder how much nutrition is lost in light. I think their fruits are freeze dried, which loses less nutrition, and maybe I could take the bags of fruit powders and store them in a dark place. The vegetables could easily be eaten as snacks or in soups and sauces, and the fruits would be great to flavor yogurt from time to time. Does anybody have a good source for organic potatoes?
Meat/Beans/Nuts/Seeds: This is where I'm having the hardest time. Emergency Essentials sells freeze dried meat that is supposed to have all its nutrition, but it's conventional meat, I'm sure. The only organic freeze dried meat I can find is organic organ meats for dogs and cats... Would they be fit for human consumption too? Does anyone have a great jerky supplier or jerky recipe? I know that's TF, but how much nutrition is lost? Beans are great, but soaking them in an emergency would be a big waste of water. Same with nuts, and I'm not sure how well seeds would store before their oils go rancid.
TF Fats: ghee and coconut oil are both shelf stable for a long time. Anybody have any other favorites?