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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im getting ready to make my first bulk prep food buy and Im tying to get the biggest bang for my buck. Id like to spend around $200. Im looking at Sam's club 50lb rice $20 50lb flour $15 50lb sugar $25 2) 64oz dales $16 10)4lb Iodized salt $10 10)7lb pork and beans $37 Need suggestions. I...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. 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...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Learned a lesson about storing salt. In our food/supplies storage area, which is sheltered but not climate controlled, we kept seeing water accumulating on the top of a few 5-gal buckets, enough that it ran off and made the concrete floor wet. We kept inspecting the area, and there was no...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well, I have 50# of salt that came in a bag from Costco that I'm going to transfer into a 5 gallon food grade bucket. Is there any reason that I should bother with mylar? Can I just dump the salt in and put on the gasketed lid? It's not likely that any bugs are going to be concerned with it...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know you need to store most lts items in a controlled environment(A/C or Heated). What about salt?? Can that be stored safely in 90 degrees with high humidity?? I'm in central Florida, with limited air conditioned storage space. What items could be stored in a garage in this climate? Thanks...
  12. Food and water
    I'm researching the best place to buy bulk salt. So far the best I've found is: http://www.saltworks.us/ If I buy in bulk (50 or 55# bag) these are the prices (per #) for what I am considering: Grey sea salt (3.75) Sonoma (1.12) New Zealand (1.45) Is there any place better I did not find...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just reupped my Sams Club card so I have been doing some comparison shopping. I found Table Salt 25lbs for $3.58. This is already for human use, so it might prove a better deal than the water softener salt because it is ready to use.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What with it being winter and all the ice I thought I'd offer a tip. Water softener salt is the same stuff in rock salt used for melting ice and it's much cheaper, the "blue bags" are straight salt crystals that are mined and crushed and they are available at wally world Depot, Lowes etc for...
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