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Anybody? How do you protect flour and grains from the insect pests?
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There are many threads which have discussed this; have a look around using the search feature, if you can. A few are using mylar bags to package, oxygen absorbers, glass jars, plastic bags, freezing and those bags that you suck the air out of (can't remember the name). I also put a bay leave in with grains or flour. It depends on how long to need to store, and what it is. Good luck with your preps
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Flour doesn't store to well, so freeze it.

You're better off to store wheat berries in mylar, and grind them into flour when needed.

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Flour doesn't store to well, so freeze it.
That will stop it from deteriorating. But it may pick up smells in the freezer, and eventually it will get freezer burn...

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You're better off to store wheat berries in mylar, and grind them into flour when needed.

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Quite true. But that brings up the need for a grinder. Which is another discussion.
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We store grains [Barley, oats, corn, sunflower] in 55-gallon drums with desiccant.

It works really well.

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Anybody? How do you protect flour and grains from the insect pests?
So...1,645 posts and you somehow missed this topic discussion here on the site...??

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I do as bucketpacking does, except I use a vaccumm pump along with the oxygen absorbers. That way in the morning the package is brick hard and I know we have a good seal. Then I close the bucket.
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