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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. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen ideas cited before on this subject, but what are the best beans to store in terms of: best nutrition Taste Soak / cook times (shorter cook time = fuel saving) Price and availability storage life Thoughts & ideas appreciated
  4. 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.
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am going to can some pinto beans tomorrow so I was washing and sorting the beans to soak them overnight. While sorting the beans, I found 42 stones in about 3/4 of a #10 can. I just wanted to warn you all to make sure you check the beans carefully before using them. There seemed to be at...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone done any long term testing with beans and rice, with oxygen absorbers, and for how long? How about dried fruits? Dried veggies? Sugar? Ive looked up dried vegi's and they seem to 'need' to be stored at a proper' temp and humidity. '
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    looks like 100lb bags at Sams, I don't know the price or quality anyone
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I decided to ease the family in to eating lots of beans and rice. Plus, I need to think about a variety of ways to cook these beans before, well, you know what I mean. I cooked 4 cups of Pinto Beans in the crockpot. We had a spiral ham a few days before and I needed to use the leftovers on the...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I read that sprouting pinto beans changes their indigestible carbohydrates to digestible carbohydrates thereby greatly reducing the intestinal gas they cause so I bought a 1/2 gallon bean sprouter. What else helps? We might be eating a lot of beans before the economy gets better.
  12. 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.
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Beans and rice are a very important part of food storage. It alway amazes me how far they will go. The other night, I cooked up a cup of pinto beans, a up of rice, and a pint of venison. This seemingly small amount ended up being enough for 3 very filling meals for me. The first night, I just...
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