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  1. Food and water
    My first attempt at drying green beans. My wife and I planted 2 rows of beans, 1 row Roma II snap beans and 1 row contender snap beans. On Sunday June 1st I picked exactly 5 pounds of beans. I know it was 5 pounds because I used a scale. My wife has been putting a bunch of the beans in the...
  2. Food and water
    So, I'm pretty new to long-term prepping. We've done a few things around the house to help with some basics. Now I'm looking at long-term food storage, and would really like some help. And when I say long-term food storage, I'm referring to storing food that will last about 20 years when it's...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to store cheap, easy to get food, that will last for years. Can't afford to buy tons of canned foods or other items that expire rather quickly. Rice- Read how to store. But wondering any particular style rice or is it all the same? Beans- Read up how to store but wondering what style...
  4. Food and water
    Put up a few things in mylar zip bags today. First time I've used the zip locks. Be sure to get the "dust" from things like oatmeal from where you make your seal. Same with standard mylar.
  5. 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...
  6. Food and water
    What are the most popular food items everyone is storing in mylar bags for SHTF ? Thanks hrdrock2
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I noticed that myself and other members recently ordered mylar bags..I bought 100-1 gallon bags and 25-5 gallon bags..To start, I will be storing sugar, rice, and pasta. Which products do you guys/gals recommend in which size bags...I am prepping for 7-8 people if this helps..Thanx all in advance..
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is the majority of this months food preps. I will probably buy some more food stuff, but this is the majority of it. 1 - MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Chili Macaroni #10 can 1 - MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce #10 can 1- MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Hearty Beef Stew...
  9. 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?
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So last night I packed my first mylar bags, 20 X 1 gallon each, with oats, beans, and pasta. Added a 300cc oxygen absorber to each bag (1 for each bag except the pasta, added 2 to each of those bags). Sealed with a flat iron. The one thing I forgot was to suction or squeeze as much air out of...
  11. Food and water
    I have been lucky enough to acquire an extra refrigerator. It is going in the garage. A thought came to mind. Long term storage space always being at a premium, what if I store some rice, beans , sugar, flour, etc in cleaned and dried 2 litre bottles, with o2 absorbers, and permanently...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Les talk about homemade superpails. Last week I ordered 5 - 5 gallon mylar bags, last weekend my wife and I picked up 40 pounds of pinto beans. Over the weekend we are probably going to pick up some rice, maybe 40 pounds or so. This is the game plan so far: Superpail #1 - Pinto Beans. Pinto...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'd like to be able to store a couple hundred pounds of grains, rice, beans, flour, etcetera. I'd also like to be able to use it regularly and keep it rotated. I have the idea of having small silos, maybe about the size of a 55 gallon barrel. That way, I can pour fresh stuff in the top, and...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Lets say that you were going to put together some 5 gallon buckets to take to a remote location, what food preps would to put in the buckets? We are looking for stuff that can be stored for maybe 10 years, and with little to no climate control. The building has good shade, and stays cool most...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have a confession to make, this was my first time to seal food in mylar bags. To be perfectly honest, I was a little intimidated by it all. What if I screwed everything up, what if I sealed the food wrong, what if the seals did not hold,,,,,. Thanks to SafeCastle, Prepared.pro I have a...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    After a lot of good reading I have decided to start storing food - beans and grains/rices I have buckets - a lot - to be used to house split up portions of food in mylar bags The question is this - what is a good size mylar bag to use and how many/what size Oxygen Absorbers to toss in I...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I cannot find a site that states the guidelines for how long a bag of dried beans and a pack of rice will store if sealed in an airtight container in a 70is temp room. Any sites you can suggest on foods to store and how to actually seal them to extend life of storage? Im new to all of this and...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help me out guys and gals... need the shelf life of lentils,powdered milk,powdered chocolate(cocoa),crisco(in bar form)and pasta... all will be mylared with 02's and buckets. Thanx folks
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am right now in the midst of packing some 3.5 gallon buckets w/ 1 gallon bags of rice,beans,and pasta. I do all three per bucket cause I like variety I was wondering what other things can be packed in mylar and sealed(o2 of course) What about salt or other ground spices? bouillion cubes...
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