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  1. Edible & Non-Edible Plants
    Flour From Common Grass Seeds (See full blog post with pictures here) Some of you may know, that all grass seed is edible. Some may be bitter and require leaching in water over night and there are many that barely have the calories to justify the caloric expenditure of processing. Still...
  2. Food and water
    Anyone have any experience/info on the estimated shelf life of rolled oats which I've ground in my food processor and then packaged into mylar w/o2s? I don't need it to be 30 years. But, I'd like it to be 1-5 yrs. Here's why I'm considering this - I've been making our own "instant" oatmeal by...
  3. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Anyone plant a food plot for deer and other wildlife? I got the tractor out, hooked the disk up, disked up around the feeder, then threw out around 25 pounds of oats and rye grass. A week ago I bought a 50 pound bag of oats, and a 50 pound bag of rye grass. I threw out around half a bag of...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    SHTF and your non-prepared people come a knocking because they are scared and hungry. fortunately you have saved some grain and seed for that event and a grinder/mill they can share. WHAT WOULD YOUR CHOICES BE AND WHY? my thoughts were corn, beans, rice, wheat, oats any thoughts? :) h2o not so...
  5. Recipes
    As stated in another post, I'm trying to incorporate more foods into my diet. I got a 50lb bag of oat groats, and I found this recipe for what I call: The Best Oatmeal, Ever! 1 cup of Oat Groats 4 cups of water 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Mix it all in a crockpot. Turn it on LOW overnight...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Do you feed oats to your chickens? If so, do you feed rolled oats, whole oats, quick oats that people eat? For several months I have been giving quick oats that I bought from the local grocery store to the chickens. Yesterday my wife and I bought a 50 pound of whole oats. I usually start my...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am not trying to be a fear monger, nor incite worry or panic. This is "just" an observation. Last night my wife and I made a trip to the local walmart. We live in a rural area where its buy from walmart, or drive 100 miles, or mail order. While my wife and I were at walmart I wanted to...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When survivalist start stockpiling food, we buy #10 cans and usually store food in mylar bags. Lets say we had to focus on certain foods, what would those foods be? How do we decide which foods we should focus on? Lets narrow our selections to how easy the food is to grow, how well it...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While my wife and I were at tractor supply yesterday, I noticed a 50 pound bag of oats next to the chicken feed. If I remember right, the price was about $12 - $15 for the 50 pound bag. I am thinking about redoing my homemade superpails of oats. The oats that are in the pails right now would...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, I am getting a grasp on storing beans and rice in buckets with mylar and O2 absorbers. Now I am super curious about what other food products can be stored this way, for about as long. Veggies? Dried or whatever? Other protieins? Fruits? Please help, I am a bit of a foodie, and the thought of...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Before work tomorrow(afternoon), I will be hitting Sams,Save-A-Lot, etc before going to the BOL for the weekend and have $500 to blow on foodstuffs/pantry items. What would you suggest? Any quick hints? Right now I have about 200 cans of various veggies, sauces,tuna, etc. I also have 100lbs, of...
  12. Food and water
    Hey, I was thinking of getting a 3-month supply of freeze-dried or dehydrated food, like this, when I can save some money: http://www.providentmetals.com/3-month-food-supply-1080-servings.html It would be reassuring to me, because I have a big family, and this would last a long time (25 years...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I hate rice and beans. Honestly, I couldn't get through 25# of them even during an apocalypse. What else is on your must have bulk list? I am now storing nutritional yeast, buttermilk powder, coconut powder, flour,oats,and yes rice and beans. I've got pb, maple syrup,pasta,snack bars- things of...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I know we miss alot of foods here especially native foods that have been long overlooked. It would be nice if we could have a thread where all of these foods are discussed in the thread. Please avoid any comments to this thread unless you are adding a different food or giving relevant...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I can buy the following for $500.00. It is stored in twelve food grade 5 gallon buckets. Inside each bucket is a mylar bag, vacuum sealed with the dry food inside. Reportedly this has a 30 year shelf life. Contents: 1. 100 lbs of rice 2. 70 lbs of beans 3. 70 lbs of couscous 4. 70 lbs of...
  16. Food and water
    Hello all. I am new to this forum, however I have been into Self-Reliance/Survivalists for about 3 years now. I have questions about storing food and thought that maybe you all can help. I have a number of #10 cans I purchased online of a variety of foods. I have opened a few to test them...
  17. Food and water
    I will be buying a lot of LTS within the next week or two. I need help in knowing what I need. Most I am getting for the LDS cannery, plus corn at a local feed store and yes it is for human consumption. Here is basically what I am buying: 200 lbs pinto beans 200 lbs wheat 100 lbs non-fat dry...
  18. Food and water
    What are the best foods to put into mylar.. I have rice, beans, flour, sugar, oats, powdered milk... What other foods should i consider?????? What about: freeze dried fruit or vegetables Pancake mix Spices Salt????
  19. Food and water
    What are the most popular food items everyone is storing in mylar bags for SHTF ? Thanks hrdrock2
  20. Food and water
    I have only recently ventured into the world of Mylar storage. I have Celiac Disease, which requires me to have an alternative to wheat flour. A farming friend recently gave me a 5-gallon bucket of sorghum seed. I grind it and mix it with ground rice and grits for a hearty breakfast cereal...
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