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  1. Food and water
    Even when you soak bens overnight some dry beans never seem to tenderize. I had a 4-dried bean mix and cooked (boiled) for 1hr and 50 minutes. Some varieties were ok, some were hard...ish. Not ancient beans either. Some bags were a couple years past due. Really old beans can get case hardened...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help me out guys and gals... need the shelf life of lentils,powdered milk,powdered chocolate(cocoa),crisco(in bar form)and pasta... all will be mylared with 02's and buckets. Thanx folks
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I recently was cleaning out some old boxes and found a lot of vacuum seal bags that I had bought a few years ago. I am thinking about buying some rice and dried beans and vacuum sealing them in the bags in the proportion for one meal sizes for my family, that way just cut open a bag and not have...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, I used the search feature, and to my suprise I could not find a single source to buy bulk beans. I found plenty of threads about storing said beans, but none on where to buy them in the first place. When I went through my personal SHTF last year, I survived on stocks I made for Y2K. A large...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok ive been here a little while and it seems like everyone (or a lot of you ) like to put a lot of dry beans in buckets i know that they store well and have a lot of protein but im wondering how many of you could actually eat them everyday before goin absolute nuts and start knawing at your own...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Like most of us here I have lots of stored white rice and dried beans. I have several variety of beans, black beans, red beans, lima beans etc. I have been experimenting with different ways to "spice" up this combination of what will no doubt be a very common SHTF meal. Adding soy sauce...
  7. Food and water
    What's the trick? I always seem to have hard one's even after cooking several hours. I want to store long term peas and beans but want to be able to eat them when I cook them. I would love all of the help and suggestions I can get here. Thanks HH54r
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've been lurking here for close to a year now. I lived through a pretty crippling ice storm last year and was as about as totally unprepared for it as a person could be. 2 weeks without power or heat and several days without city water in the dead of winter is a truly eye opening experience...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    looks like 100lb bags at Sams, I don't know the price or quality anyone
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it OK to vacumn seal dry beans and rice and if anyone knows the extended shelf life? Thanks TXak
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'd like to start preparing in mylar bags in buckets. I see lots pack rice and dried beans together. I'm wondering what type of dried bean most are using. If the rice & beans are mixed together in the bag...the bean will require much more water and time to cook. Or is it people have them in...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    My wife and I are having a heck of a time finding dried beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc.) Walton has bags at $50 for 50 lbs, but surely there has to be cheaper prices than that? Costco / Sams in our area (St. Louis) hasn't had any dried beans in months. Store / site suggestions? Thanks.
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Dry beans need to be soaked before they can be cooked. If the dry beans are cracked will they need less time to soak? I'm not talking about grinding them down into powder. I'm talking, putting them in a grinder or blender for a second or two just to crack their skins so water can more easily...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Wasn't sure where to put this, so it went here. Been stepping up storage lately and came to thinking about something. Aside from wheat it seems that rice and dry beans are big LTS items. As far as I know and can gather, these two items require alot of water to process and have long cooking...
  15. Urban Survival
    My wife got a bag of dried beans out last night. When she dumped the beans into a bowl of water, several weevils can to the top. I said it was ok to cook them, but he decided not to, so we got a another bag of beans out. Our ancestors must of thought pretty bad about weevils to give them a...
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