I'm looking for an oil press

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Does anyone know where I can find an oil press to purchase? I have called Jade Mt. and some of the other survival stores with out success. I have found a book on home oil press, but I would rather buy an oil press, than make one. The way I figure it is: supporting a cow for butter/dairy products will be a lot more work than growing corn for oil. It would be possible to live without milk and cheese, but a major inconvience to be without oil of some kind. I'm stocking up on food for one year only then I want to be able to produce my own.

-- Jay Peacock (mainejbird@aol.com), January 08, 1999


Why not plant olive trees for oil? Olive oil is better for you, and the trees are easy to care for and you don't have the hassle of tilling, planting, harvesting, and pressing the corn for oil.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), January 08, 1999.

Don't you still have to press the ground up olives, to get oil?

Black sunflower seeds are the oil seed.

I think that corn, like soybeans, is chemically treated before they get the oil.

Anyhow...I saw an article in a rodale book....a long time ago....they were using a floor jack inside a perforated cylinder...to create pressure. Should be easy enough to do, maybe?

Mary G.

-- Mary G. (blufrogg@garlic.com), January 09, 1999.

ROY BURRESS #14450 Walnut Ave. Clearlake,C.A> 95422 (707)994-3311 saw a web page from sweden on m.s.n. offering oil presses for sale. key words oil+presses.

-- Roy Burress (b/peepers@Yahoo.Com), June 19, 1999.

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