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  1. Lentils

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, Anyone here opened a can or pail of lentils after 15 or 20 years? I am curious if you found any difference with pinto beans. I read their shelf life is more close to 8 years because after they harden and they have to be pressure cooked or grounded. I am more curious if after that...
  2. Fundamental foods survivalist should focus on

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    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...
  3. Any quick hints on some food stuffs to buy ($500)

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    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...
  4. freeze dried/ dehydrated, how to start

    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...
  5. The Overlooked Food Thread

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    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...
  6. Is this Food Order a Good Deal?

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    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...
  7. Storing Food Questions

    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...
  8. Mylar,LTS,help!!

    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...
  9. What foods to mylar

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    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????
  10. Do you this is adequate for 4 people for 3 months?

    Food and water
    I came across this list online. It was originally for 2 people for 3 months. Since there are 4 of us I doubled everything up. Do you think this is adequate for 4 people for 3 months. If I remember correctly it was considered to be the basics. What thinks ye'? FOOD STORAGE 90 DAYS-4 PEOPLE...
  11. I finally said "it" at Dollar Tree today..

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    Ok.. every so often a thread pops up about dealing with nosy cashiers and nosy customers when buying food preps. Everyone has their opinion about what to say and how to handle it. Well today, I finally had to say it. Maybe it wasn't the best judgement, I had some dental work earlier in the...
  12. Getting Good Mylar Seals - My Secret

    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...
  13. Where to get Pinto Beans?

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    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?
  14. Worms in my pinto beans

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    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...
  15. Best Beans ?

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    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
  16. 1 year supply per person

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    I could use a review and suggestions. I am setting up 1 year's worth of food per person (Adult). I calculated 2000 calories per day which leads to 730,000 calories per person, per year. I went for long term storage stuff but you should know I am also canning and growing in my BRAND NEW...
  17. The reality on rice and beans (As I see it)

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    Disclaimer: I'm not a nutritionist or a doctor. I didn't stay in a Holiday Inn last night. I'm just a guy that likes numbers and likes a challenge. So, if you find this valuable, thank MikeK for , in the nicest way, telling me to go look it up myself :thumb: All weights below are dry...
  18. Just Beans

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    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.
  19. How many beans to a bucket?

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    So my local bakery has been kind enough to save all their food grade buckets for me and thus far hasn't questioned why I continue to pick up an average of 10 per week although I am starting to get some looks lol. I've gotten quite a few 1 gal and a couple 5 gal buckets and I'd like to start...
  20. Vacuum sealed beans and rice?

    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...
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