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  1. Food and water
    Just wanted to drop in and ask a quick question. I'm planning on buying a large quantity of this stuff.....i've got to run the numbers on our usage level, but i'd like to buy 10 years worth of supply, and if I have more room, going for longer. I know this stuff is supposed to last "forever"...
  2. Food and water
    Salt will last forever, but there is an expiry on the Iodine - so what? if the iodine is no longer effective, does that harm the uses of salt itself? Also, what container? I have placed some in plastic containers and some in glass containers with a metal lid - I'm told the metal lid is a...
  3. Food and water
    I've been thinking about this for awhile now. I have the idea to fill 5 gallon buckets with salt and/or sugar (even water?) and using them to support a raised square foot garden bed in the backyard. I could hide 5 or more buckets under a 4'x4' garden in plain sight. Of course, boards could cover...
  4. Food and water
    Is anyone stockpiling himalayan pink salt, or adding himalayan pink salt to their preps? If you are not familiar with himalayan pink salt, it is mined in Pakistan and contains other minerals besides sodium. The pink salt is usually sold in rock form with a grinder attached to the top of the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry i know theres a million threads on this but my question is unique compared to the others. Ok let me say what i used: 1/2 gallon mylars with 300cc OA items i sealed: oatmeal,flour,rice,salt,sugar,b.sugar,spices,pasta, and other minor items. anyway everything went normal. placed food in...
  6. Food and water
    I got about 10 Lbs of table salt that id like to store. Im thinking about some old mayonnaise jars with an O2 absorber in the jar. Has anybody ever stocked up salt before? Any other suggestions or idea? Thanks! -Nate
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Newbie here. I'm looking for ideas for food that I can store that has a very long shelf life. At least 5 years. My plan is to set asside a corner of my garage and spend a couple of weekends gathering about 5-6 large storage boxes woth of supplies. I want to be able to put everything...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just took an inventory of the food and water I have on hand right now. This does not include food in my everyday pantry, or the long term freeze dried foods I order last week. Here it is: Canned soup - 20 cans (individual size) Canned Chef Boyardee - 12 cans Canned Beans (assorted varieties...
  9. Food and water
    im looking for some advice and a recipe for making real salt pork. the kind that they used to make in the 19th century, where it was packed in brine and salt and lasted a very long time
  10. Food and water
    I`m not to worried about salt I have a feeling the stuff lasts forever but I was more concerned about sugar. I want to put them in long term storage. Mylar bags and oxygen aborbers. Anyone know the shelf life stored like this? Any info would be great. Thanks.
  11. Food and water
    I have been prepping for a few years now, but it took a much more serious turn this year with the addition of freeze dried and dehydrated items, mostly in #10 cans. Also have added some other non-food supplies to my prep items such as medical supplies. Now I have a decent supply of rice, beans...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am starting my food storage. I have a decent amount of canned vegetables. H2O is accounted for as is ammo. I plan on bugging in. I have $125 in Wal-MArt gift cards. What items should I buy to start my food storage. Canned meat/protein? Chili, soups, fruits, peanut butter? I have a list...
  13. Food and water
    I pretty much know that as far as rice and beans go I will store them 5 Gal pails and mylar bags. But I am not so sure this will work with wheat flour, salt and sugar. Any advice?
  14. Food and water
    Hello. I recently packed away 5 buckets of white rice away in mylar bags with OA's. Now I'm going to start on flour, salt, sugar and maybe some seasoning, etc. Which of these need oxygen absorbers? Thx. I'm a noob.
  15. Food and water
    Hello all.I put up 25 pounds of white sugar this evening,got 2 qts per 8x12" bag.....NO O2 drier was used in the bags,I believe I read somewhere that 02 driers would solidify the sugar..............am I right?:rolleyes: What about iodized salt? NO drier.....right?....................I was...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple of weeks ago my kids and I went to the camp for 2 days. While we were there we decided to walk around the property at night. The following is what I like to call the “can opener” effect – its were you get so involved with the bigger things that you overlook the small stuff. During...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm packing some food away as we speak... I'm going to have a few absorbers left over.. I have table salt I could Pack as well.. Started thinking I read on Here That Salt and Sugar would Clump up? Or turn into rock salt?? Anyone have exp.? Thanks I have the bags filled up and have not opened...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For a family of 4, how much would a year's supply be? I've got 30# right now, but DH's friend said that's not near enough, though he wouldn't give me an amount. (He was more interested in talking about guns! Men.:rolleyes:) So, I ask y'all, what is a good minimum? What about different types...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have my salt. Before I put it into metal drums and seal it up, should I put it in vacuum seal bags or mylar or is this really needed for salt? What about sugar?
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is what I consider the absolute bare minimum 1 year food supply for a single person. Stored at BOL with no food rotation possible. Thus the long shelf life requirement. Keeping 3 goals in mind 1) Absolute minimum food requirements 2) Longest storage life possible 3) Cheap as possible...
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