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Old 05-15-2009, 08:39 PM
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Hi folks. I have a good and growing supply of rice and pinto beans packed in 5 gal. buckets. What other types of readily available foods are good for long-term storage in mylar/5 gal buckets? Any more ideas are welcome. Thanks!
Old 05-15-2009, 08:53 PM
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Red Wheat, corn, oats, honey. I don't have much of anything else that I ordered in 5 Gallon Buckets.
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Store what you eat.
Eat what you store.


Stocks have to be rotated. So buy things you would normally enjoy eating. Eat the oldest stuff first and replace to the rear with the new stuff.

So make a list and then figure out the most appropriate way to store.

You may want to consider corn and a mill to make corn meal. Also wheat for flour. Dried fruits. Lentils. Powdered milk. Coffee beans. Tea. Salt. etc.

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This is an example of what I store for 1 year. I have this replicated three time for a three year supply but I store it in three different locations. I think it is sufficient for a family of 4

I hope this helps...


Grains
Wheat * 600 Lbs
Flour * 100 Lbs
Cornmeal * 100 Lbs
Rolled Oats * 100 Lbs
Rice * 200 Lbs
Pasta * 100 Lbs
Dry Soup Mix 100 Lbs
Dry Hole Corn 12 Lbs
Sugars
Honey * 12 Lbs
Sugar * 160 Lbs
Brown Sugar * 20 Lbs
Molasses * 4 Lbs
Corn syrup * 12 Lbs
Jam’s & Jellies * 12 Lbs
Jell-O * 24 Lbs
Kool-Aid * 60 Assorted Packages

Dairy
Morning moos + 240 Lbs
Powdered milk * 240 Lbs
Evaporated Milk * 48 Cans
Cheese Powder * 12 Lbs

Proteins
Powdered eggs * 20 Lbs
Jerky + 10 Lbs
TVP * 15 Lbs

Legumes
Red Beans * 60 Lbs
White Beans * 60 Lbs
Pinto Beans * 60 Lbs
Split Peas * 20 Lbs
Soup Mix * 40 Lbs
Refried Beans 1 Case

Misc.
Bullion Cubes Beef * 10 Jars
Bullion Cubes Chicken + 10 Jars
Bullion Cubes Vegetable + 5 Jars
Better then Bullion Beef + 5 Jars
Better then Bullion Chicken + 5 Jars
Dried Onion * 12 LBS
Mashed Potatoes Perl’s * 12 #10 Cans
Baking Powder * 5 Lbs
Baking Soda * 5 Lbs
Yeast * 5 Lbs
Salt * 50 Lbs
Mac and Cheese + 2 Cases
Dried Apple Chips + 2 Lbs
Dried Banana Chips + 2 Lbs
Dried Pineapple + 2 Lbs
Pudding Instant Assorted ~ 60 Boxes
Tang * 5 Jars

Wet Storage
Vinegar * 20 Gallons
Cooking Oil * 10 Gallons
Salad Dressing’s * 30 Bottles
Peanut Butter * 20 Large Jars
Mayonnaise * 10 Qrt Jars
Shortening * 16 Lbs

Condiments
Ketchup ~ 12 Bottles
Mustard ~ 12 Bottles
Relish Sweet Pickle ~ 12 Jars
A1 Sauce ~ 12 Bottles
Worshishire Sauce ~ 12 Bottles
Hot Sauce ~ 24 Bottles



Other Misc
Bleach * 30 Gallons
Lye + 10 Lbs

Canned Storage
Cream of chicken soup + 2 Cases
Cream of mushroom Soup + 2 Cases
Other Misc Soup + 100 Cans
Chicken Stock ~ 1 Case
Beef Stock ~ 1 Case
Canned Mushrooms ~ 1 Case
Fruit Cocktail 1 Case
Ramon Noodles ~ 4 Cases
Olives ~ 2 Cases
Sauerkraut ~ 12 Pints
Canned Tiny shrimp ~ 1 Case
Canned Pineapple Chunk ~ 2 Cases
Mandarin Oranges 1 Case
Tuna + 2 Cases
Artichoke Hearts + 1 Case
Spaghetti Sauce + 4 Cases
Chili + 2 Cases
Beef Stew * 2 Cases
Green Beans French + 2 Cases
Green Beans Whole 2 cases
Corn + 2 Cases
Peas + 1 case
Carrots + 2 Cases
Potatoes * 2 Case
Tomatoes Diced+ 2 Cases
Peaches + 24 Quarts
Apricot nectar + 12 Quarts
Pickles + 24 Quarts
Grape Juice + 12 Quarts




Comfort Items
Corn Bread Mix (Marie Calander) ~ 24 Pkgs
Brownie Mix ~ 24 Pkgs
Cake Mix ~ 24 Pkgs
Hot Coco Mix ~ 10 Cans
Popcorn ~ 20 Lbs
Gravy Mix Beef + 2 Case
Gravy Mix Chicken + 1 Case
Gravy Mix Country + 1 Case
Alfrado Sauce + 1 Case
Taco Seasoning + 1 Case

Other Household Supplies
Toilet Paper 200 Rolls
Paper Towels 200 Rolls
Dish detergent 10 Bottles’
Laundry detergent 10 gallons
Hand & Body Soap 150 Bars
Deodorant 24 / 24 His & Her’s
Tooth paste 24 Tubes
Tooth brushes 24 Brushes
Shampoo 10 Bottles
Sun screen 10 Bottles
Bug Repellent 10 Bottles
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Holy sheet Fat Larry! You make my supplies look like the equivalent of a half-eaten Subway sandwich!

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Holy sheet Fat Larry! You make my supplies look like the equivalent of a half-eaten Subway sandwich!

You right my supplies look like all eaten subway sandwich
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I have been storing and rotating food for about 6 years now it took me a long time to build up to this point.. On the other hand I am sucking wind in the area of defense and medical supplies and communications.. So I guess if you get hungry just bring over your straw and spit wades and it could all be yours.. This week I am getting my first shotgun and taking a class on how to use it for home defense so I guess that is a start.
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I'd settle for being a mouse foraging for crumbs at Casa de Fat Larry.

You have inspired me to get off my lazy butt and shove some more foodstuffs away at least. You are helping some of us!
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wish i had a small portion of what hes got stored away,dont know where i would even store that much food,
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How long do you think the shelf life is of Ramon noodles left in original packaging in a 5 gallon bucket would be? Excluding the printed mandatory expiration date pre-printed on the package, but an opinion of how long they really might last in an emergency long term food storage situation?
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I guess they don't call you "Fat Larry" for nothin.......



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Wow, dude. Your food supply looks like it could be trimmed down a quarter and it would do fine for one year for 2 adults and 2 children. Maybe 50% for 4 adults. Needless to say, you won't go hungry lol
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Scratch that. After looking again, your 1 year food supply could feed at least 10 adults easily and not one person would go hungry. I would revise your numbers a little lol
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