Herbs and spices can be relatively inexpensive when purchased in larger containers rather than as premium brands like McCormick or Shilling. Such can also be very helpful in cooking, especially if you know what to do with them, because they will make bland rice, potatoes and other ingredients taste better or more interesting. This might not be something you've thought about in piecing together your food storage. This is only an example of something you might do.
These will be stored in sealed, 2-gallon buckets. The buckets will be filled with the spices plus chips of dry ice. Once it's observed that the dry ice has largely sublimated, but before the Co2 disperses (guessed), the lids will be put in place and sealed. The bucket contents will be listed on the outside. (Click on an image you wish to see bigger.)
8 2-gallon buckets @ $3.99 with lids.
There will be two, separate (redundant) sets (six buckets) of each grouping in case of two separate needs or an extended period of need.
|Nutmeg, ground||2||$2.99||small bottle|
|Ginger, ground||2||$1.79||small bottle|
|Cinnamon sticks||2||$2.89||large bottle|
|Italian seasoning||2||$1.99||large bottle|
|Peppercorns, whole||2||$6.49||large bottle, mortar/pestle with Indian spices|
|Garlic, powdered||2||$1.59||small bottle|
|Onion, powdered||2||$1.19||small bottle|
|Onion, minced||2||$2.99||large bottle|
|Cinnamon, ground||2||$1.19||small bottle|
|Sage, ground||2||$2.99||small bottle|
|???||2||(there's still room in the bucket)|
|Indian and Thai|
|Fennel, whole||2||$2.99||medium bag|
|Cumin, whole||2||$4.69||medium bag|
|Garam masala||2||$3.39||medium bag|
|Cardamum pods (green)||2||$1.99||tiny baggies|
|Mustard seed||2||(still need this)|
|Mortal and pestle||1||(still need at least one of these)|
|Sesame oil||2||$3.29||5 oz bottle|
|Soy sauce, light||2||$2.19||6 oz bottle|
|Soy sauce, low-salt||2||$3.09||10 oz bottle|
|Baking soda||2||$0.65||tiny box|
|Baking powder||4||$1.59||medium can|
|Yeast, dry active||8×3||$0.99||2¼ tsp each packet|
|Salt, table||4||$0.50||large common cylinder|
|Vanilla extract||2||$3.99||2 oz bottle|
|Vanilla imitation||2||$1.49||16 oz bottle|
|Cornstarch||2||$2.69||16 oz bottle|
|Measuring spoon set||2||$2.59|
|???||2||(there's plenty of room in the bucket)|
Small, plastic bottle, cylindrical, 3½"×2" diameter, by volume approximately 11 cubic inches (πr2h).
Large, plastic bottle, rounded rectangluar, 11"×2½" diameter, by volume approximately 68¾ cubic inches (l×w×h).