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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been looking online for MRE type food to store in case of emergency and have found nothing more than #10 cans which must be eaten once open within 7 days and food that must be heated. Any one know of individual packaged foods that are dehydrated, freeze dried and ready to eat by just...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I have need of a cheap, quick, low-profile bed, and a bunch of #10 cans I don't plan on using before we move in the next year or so and would like to get them out of the way. Can I use a single layer of #10 cans as the base (88 would fit), put a board of MDF or plywood on top, and a full...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    If I use mylar bags and o2 absorbers in a bucket, will powder milk store for a long period of time? How long do you think? Thanks and Merry Christmas! Joe
  4. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Looked online only plans I could find was turning a small cardboard box into one. If no one else knows of any I will use the cardboard ones for the dimesions of he openings and thats about it. I will be making them out of plywood and some cheap wood paneling to make them look all fancy and such.
  5. Food and water
    I found a place that is selling 5 gallon food grade buckets with lids for 2.00 each. My question is how many do you think I should get? Grains, legumes, dry milk, rice, beans. Three people. Or better yet does anyone know how many pounds there are in a 5 gallon bucket? For example I need 400 lbs...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well, The wife and I did our first food purchase towards stocking our pantry. About $700 Rice Beans spaghetti noodles flour sugar powdered milk canned fruit peanut butter oatmeal and a few other things I feel better knowing that we have enough for a few months at least, and while I know we...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Alright i am sure there is someone somewhere who can point me in the right direction, but for the life of me i cant seem to find some straight answers on here or the interenet. So if this has been posted i apologize. My question is with food storage. my wife and i are trying to get some...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Bi-Lo, etc all seem to be running at full price right now..$1.20 for one can of delmonte, etc..the only buy 1 get 1 deals are on their store brand cheap and full of water stuff..and those aren't deals..they are $1.20 for 2.... I hit Target in november for the.45/can of Delmonte..would like to...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello Everyone, One of the frequently discussed ideas on this forum is the need to store enough food that will provide for you and your family through difficult times. And although I am a true believer in food storage, I have a difficult time with food rotation. My wife and I do not have...
  10. Food and water
    Has anyone heard of or bought food from this company? Here is the website: http://www.augasonfarms.com/ The reason I ask is that apparently, they are now in Wal-mart, and my wife just called me and asked if we should buy some of the stuff for our preps. I told her I had no idea, since I've...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it to be expected that substances such as flour and powdered milk will not become as "compact" as other items stored in buckets w/O2 absorber and mylar? I have a 25 lb. bag of flour w/ 2 1000cc O2 absorbers and am not seeing the bag as sucked in as with beans and wheat. Just wondering.
  12. Food and water
    From what I have gathered food storage needs to be in a cool place. My problem is the only place I have to storage anything is in a non-cooled double wide it get into the 100's here in the summer. We will heat it this winter with a wood furnance but next summer DH will not want to cool it...
  13. 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...
  14. Food and water
    Though I know some people aren't fans of Glenn Beck, he'll be talking about food storage tomorrow on his show on Fox News at 5 PM. At least someone in the mainstream is talking about it and trying to get people prepared for what's coming.
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Unless there is already one out there. There is so much info out there it would be nice to have these tips in a place where we could print them out and store in folder or binder.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just found this on a site posted here. I am thinking specificly Sugar and Salt, that have high moisture contents, and maybe putting them in the oven on 200 for a few hours. Silica may be essential safety backup gear. http://providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,7532-1-4063-1,00.html...
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