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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, just wanted to introduce myself here. I've just finished reading James Rawles' survival guide and that eventually led me to this forum for further reading on living in stressful times. The depth of knowledge on this forum is really amazing and somewhat intimidating but I've really learned...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey there! I have a problem with pasta in my pantry. We have been storing pasta in rubbermaid containers because I thought that would help with keeping the bugs (weevils) out. However they still get infested in these containers! I am thinking about my long term storage of pasta. I have not done...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have been reading a lot of different forums, sites, publications, etc. and find that many of them are hardcore, get ready or die types. There are many in these sites who believe that the government sites like FEMA, Ready.gov, and others are worthless. I have seen many who hide their own...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I'm looking to buy some pre-made food for SHTF storage. What brands of food and mre's are the best for the price on the market right now? I was looking at the wise grab n go buckets. Mainly because of the easy storage. But im wondering if their is anything else that is on market at comparable...
  5. Food and water
    Could I get some tips on storage of dehydrated foods. I am getting an excalibur and want to do a myriad of dehydrated foods. Not sure what or how to store them to extend there shelf life.
  6. Food and water
    I Store a five year supply of normal canned foods off the grocery store shelves for my family of four now that my oldest two are on their own,such as beans,corn and just about any other vegetable you can think of plus meals like beef stew, chicken and dumplings,red beans and rice and the list...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I will make this as simple of a question as I can. If I buy a box of pasta and stick it on the "prep" shelf in my dry, cool (55-65*) basement and walk away how long would it last before it's useless or harmful nutritionally? Same with a bag of beans? I've searched on this forum and simply can...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello Survivors! Quick question for anyone with more food storage experience than myself. I am preparing 4-8 servings of "soup mix" consisting of beans,lentils, barley split peas and the likes. The Mrs has the recipe perfected which includes various scoops of curry, spices and powdered chicken...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all, Newbie here. Just signed up a month ago and have been reading almost non stop. Man my head is spinning! I just got started on my long term storage. So far I've put away 50# of white rice, 10# of Pinto beans, some elbow macaroni , some oatmeal and grits. All in 1 gallon sized Mylar...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So this is just my opinion to play the devils advocate, if nothing else. Feel free to argue otherwise :-) . Why waste money on an MRE? First of all, after eating like 6 billion MRE meals in the field and over seas I can say that they officially suck and you never get any damn jalapeno cheddar...
  11. Food and water
    Since I started camping again, it pretty much got me to start preparing as well at home. That being said, I was wondering what's your take on freeze dried foods or MREs? Are they any good? I recently came across this site where they are giving away $250 worth of freeze dried food. I'm thinking...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I ordered 3 - 5 gallon buckets of supplies from Augason Farms (through Sams Club). I met the FedEx guy at his truck to help him carry it. He said, "Are these grains?". I said, nope, freeze dried foods. He said, "I just delivered 18 of these a couple stops ago". I wonder what the actual...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Question: If an inspection date is says November, 2011, does this mean the shelf life starts from this date? thanks in advance.
  14. Food and water
    Hi, new guy here. i tried a search and didn't turn anything up, so if this is a repeat, please ignore. I am a DIY-do-it-as-cheap-but-quality-as-possible guy. Since I have a TIG welder, i was wondering if i could use my TIG gas to purge my long term storage (as opposed to pure nitrogen)...
  15. Food and water
    I recently got 3 different types of breakfast cereal for 99c a box :thumb: 15 boxes of cereal later, I'd like to know the best way to keep them. I was wondering how long I can expect these to last if I mylar & O2 Ab them in 1 gallon bags? Anyone tried this? I will rotate, but I'd just like to...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think we should all think a little more about bumping up our efforts on Food stockpiling. I watch a lot of Farm Futures shows in the mornings on the RFD channel. And with the domestic reports coming in. we may be in for a really bad year. Draught conditions are already creating a problem with...
  17. Food and water
    The Peanut Butter Thread A search returns lots of bits and pieces about peanut butter all over this forum. How about a devoted thread to pull it all together for this important food? What is the shelf life of commercial peanut butter? Are there popular brands in which the original peanut...
  18. Vendor Deals
    https://www.efpsupply.com/gluten-free/bulk/augason-farms-pinto-beans-41-pail Augason Farms Pinto Beans provide protein and an easy addition to chili, soups or stews. Our pail of pinto beans is now gluten free certified. Great for Everyday Use & Food Storage! :thumb: :D: SB MEMBERS ALWAYS GET...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was talking to a friend who menetioned that Sam's Club has been selling emergency preparedness items and now even has a specific section for it on the web site. I looked through it and the prices seem good on some things but I am leary of the quality. Does anyone have any experience with these...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to stock up on some food and then be done with it... It seems like freeze dried food allows you that option with a 25+ year shelf life on the #10 canned items. I am wondering who has the best quality out there. I have seen some called Mountain House.... Are they good?
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