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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Where does everyone get these large bags of Pinto beans. I live right outside Philly and can't find anything bigger than 4lb bag. I've looked in every whole sale club and Mexican store in a 20 mile radius. Any ideas? Or does anyone have a inexpensive, reliable internet source?
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just learned a lesson about prepping in the spring. I had bought two 20 lbs bags of pinto beans a couple of weeks ago and just now am sealing them in Maylar bags. Well I noticed a few worms in one bag. The lesson for me is to make sure I seal what I get in the spring as soon as I get them...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well I planted a bunch of pinto beans and they are just finishing flowering and instill don't know when to harvest I know the beans will be in the pods but i want to store them
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or a doctor. I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn last night. I'm just a guy that likes numbers and likes a challenge. So, if you find this valuable, thank MikeK for , in the nicest way, telling me to go look it up myself :thumb: All weights below are dry...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hear a lot about stocking beans, what kind do you stock and how much per person? What’s the best bang for the buck? And how would you prepare them as a daily food source. Beans are just a part of a food supply but let’s keep this thread mostly about beans.
  6. Food and water
    Some people say yes some say no. My opinion is you could live a very long time on rice and beans alone. And if you could manage to throw in some broths and veggies you could live a very long healthy life on this. Other cultures have proven this. What are your opinions?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can someone tell me how to cook dry beans? Do I soak them for 12 hrs in cold water first, change the water, then simmer them? Simmer for how long? Do I bring to a boil first before simmering? Last time I tried this they came out rather hard.
  8. Food and water
    I'm looking to begin some long term food storage and I have a few questions. I'm looking to store rice and beans. Reading up on various sites has storage using dry ice. Do I have to use dry ice or can I use oxygen absorbers? As far as mylar bags where can I get them? K-Mart, Costco/BJ...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Seed catalogs about with descriptions of 'delicious' this and 'tasty' that, but what are the best beans to grow in your experience/opinion? I'm especially interested in beans for dry storage, not just strings or limas.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all, Just wanted to get some opinions on the best type of beans for storage. I'm mainly interested in beans for rice and beans. Plus, I've read a few things about getting beans that will sprout. Any suggestions there? I don't know much about beans other than my local PA BBQ has rice and...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What type of beans are the best to store? Taking into account nutrition, And the time it takes to cook them.
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