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Old 01-25-2010, 12:48 PM
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I know it's been posted and it's probably somewhere out there. Sorry for posting again, but I'm looking for some active links for a great place to do business.

I'm interested in storing dried goods, rice/beans etc. From what I read I should be putting it into a mylar bag and then into a plastic food grade bucket....right?

Please chime in with what your "best practice" is. I'm also looking for links for a place to purchase these storage items.

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Mylar bags

https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/e...orage_bags.htm

http://www.sorbentsystems.com/mylar.html


Oxygen Absorbers

http://www.sorbentsystems.com/order_O2.html

http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/oxy...bers100cc.aspx (My favorite)

http://www.nitro-pak.com/product_inf...roducts_id=366


Sealing in buckets, these guys have a great series.

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Food grade buckets, glass jars, those large metal cans you get popped popcorn in during the holidays...

Mainly keep them cool and dry and somewhere dark. The bags and oxygen absorbers are just extra insurance.

I get stuff from Emergency Essentials...
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Regarding Rice, I have 2, 50 pound bags in the deep freezer. I flopped them in there after I bought them to kill any critters that might have crawled in or been in. Any issues with condensation build up?? Other issues? I might just buy some extra bags and store them dry in the basement....
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Humbly (or not) ... I'll point out that we have the buckets, lids, gamma seals, Hot Jaws sealers, mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, vacuum sealers and vacuum bags, not to mention non-hybrid seeds and Excalibur Dehydrators when you are ready to take it to the next level.
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no problem JC, the more options/resources I have the better Would rather support someone who's involved with the survival community.
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I go one step further. May or may not be necessary, but I do it anyway. I seal my stuff in vacuum bags with a sealer. you can get 14 one gal. bags for $12. Then I put the sealed bags in Mylar with oxygen Asorbers, then put that in 5 gal buckets with oxygen asorbers and use the rubber gasket sealed tops for the buckets. Really only takes a few minutes, but man is it sealed tight. Keep it in the crawl space in the basement which has a dehumidifyer. Rat poison around the edges. I hope that's good enough.
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We have been using desiccant for years with our dry goods.

Buy it once, and re-use it again and again.



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