Dry Pack Cannery

UPDATE: 12 October 2008 5:29 p.m. – Looking for information on the Sandy Dray Pack cannery?

Sandy Dry Pack Cannery
615 East 8400 South
Sandy, Utah 84070

Phone: 801-561-8104

You can also get the Home Storage Center Order Form online which contains pricing for the products available at the dry pack cannery.

Yesterday afternoon Nancy and I went to the Sandy Dry Pack cannery to can stuff for our food storage. A missionary from our ward is home on temporary medical leave from Portugal so we took him with us because he needed a companion for the afternoon.

We canned sugar, carrots, apples, macaroni, spaghetti, powdered milk, onions, and oats. We also got 16 pounds of pancake mix. While most food storages in Mormon homes are based on wheat, Nancy and I decided to base our food storage on rice. We chose rice because we eat it regularly so we can more easily rotate the storage and because rice is easy to cook – just potable water and a heat source. Wheat just seemed too complicated to me.

The Elder helping us at the cannery

We’re still about 600 pounds short of our goal for rice. We also need salt, oil, and various other odds and ends to round things out but overall we’ve built up a fairly decent food storage. I’m not sure how great it would be if we had to live off it for a year but hopefully we’ll never have to find out.

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