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  1. Food and water
    Hello ladies & gents, I am planning on building up my food storage supplies soon and had a question regarding commercial bulk long term food. I have looked at several different brands including Augustun Farms and Mountain House, etc, and I want to know what is the most cost effective long term...
  2. Food and water
    A person can spend all day in the garage mylar-bagging flour and still not get it right. You start off with these nice stackable 25 lb sacks ($7.98 each)... 1. rip em open, try to dump them into the 6 gallon mylar, spill all over. 2.) try putting the mylar bags into 5 gallon buckets first...
  3. Food and water
    I am trying to stock pile some storable food. Most of the things I have are Can food, they only last about 2-3 years. All I can think of real long term food are rice, beans and dry noodles, and bottled water which apparently also have shelf-life. What kind of storable food do you store for...
  4. Food and water
    The importance of long term food storage is increasing as one may run into natural disaster or emergency. If you are preparing for the possibility of a food shortage or disaster, you need to have the necessary materials for long-term food and product storage. Long term food storage requires...
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  6. General Discussion
    I've now read a number of news stories about how various African nations are now sealing their borders with Liberia and Guinea over the Ebola threat: and how that may impact harvesting the chocolate crop(notably the Ivory Coast, Ghana and Ni*ger*ia). The article suggests that they rely on...
  7. Food and water
    I don't know wether to post this here or in the religious section, so mods, please move it to wherever you see fit. I've recently gotten into the idea of prepping, and I would like to start soon. I read somewhere on this site that the priorities should be water, food, shelter, so I bought around...
  8. Food and water
    Hey guys. I'm obviously new here, but I've been researching long term food storage and am up to date on most of the basic techniques for doing so. I'm in the planning stages of getting my food ready. I have to acquire my buckets and pick and store the foods that I want to keep until I get...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So my wife has been washing out all our plastic food containers (plastic containers for spaghetti sauce, bulk ranch containers from Sams, plastic cookie jars from the kids) and I'm trying to think of stuff I can store in there that will last decades but doesn't need O2 absorbers (cause those...
  10. Food and water
    Hi friends, Am thinking of portioning white rice, dried beans, rolled oats, etc. into two-person servings and using my vacumn sealer to remove all the air and seal them up tightly. Was then going to place them into HDPE2-compliant containers (i.e. 5-gal. pails with Ropak lids) and use some of...
  11. Food and water
    I am new to prepping but I have been reading up on it for quite a while. I finally started accumulating supplies (prepping on a budget). I have a prepping partner who I do a fair amount of trading with and we pool our resources to get things done, like today. We each provided food and split...
  12. Recipes
    Hello, I am getting ready to start preparing ready made meals in Mason Jars using the " 52 jars method" from a blog online. The goal is to make enough jars to last for a year using dehydrated/freeze dried ingredients and along with necessary spices, etc. to be stored for 10-25 years and vacuum...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to store cheap, easy to get food, that will last for years. Can't afford to buy tons of canned foods or other items that expire rather quickly. Rice- Read how to store. But wondering any particular style rice or is it all the same? Beans- Read up how to store but wondering what style...
  14. Food and water
    Just moved to a new house and there is a huge pear tree out back. The tree is completely filled with pears ready for picking. A very conservative estimate of the yield from the tree is least a half dozen 5 gallon pails. We have been eating pears non stop for a few weeks and haven't made a dent...
  15. Food and water
    I have been checking into the mylar bags for beans, oatmeal, flour and such. But, I presently vacuum seal a lot of stuff. I understand about the o2 absorbers, but how does that compare to no air or o2 at all?
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just tried my Provident Pantry potato soup mix for the first time. I got this from emergencyessentials and I honestly thought it might not be that good because it isn't a big name brand. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised! I cooked it according to the directions (add water, whisk, boil for...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well I am fairly new to the forum so hello to all! I have been quietly reading a lot of posts, and decided to start my food storage. I purchased roughly 100 Ball Mason jars, mostly quart sized some pint sized, and I have Foodsaver jar lid sealers, a brakeline handpump, and 300cc oxygen...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Finished off our two year plan today with some "fill in the blank" purchases of bulk, long term storage items. I know many of us fret about the cost of being prepared so I thought it'd be potentially useful to be specific about what I was able to accomplish today. For the record I don't have...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As far as I can tell I'm the first one that has tried this. I store everything in quart mason jars with a food saver vacuum sealer and oxygen absorbers. So I figured why not try it with raw eggs? I have 20 chickens that should start laying this fall, that's around a dozen eggs a day, at least...
  20. Food and water
    I got 20 mylar bags that i need to fill. I am new to this mylar bag business. Would a 25 lb bag of rice fill all 20 bags? I'm not sure the gallons to lbs ratio. BTW I do have O2 obsobers.
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