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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    since iam a basic meat potatoes type of guy i been stocking the larger size buckets of the rice and diff types of red and black beans and diff types of potatoes mixs along with diff long term meat items and some other items to make up the meals as i need. the thing is when doing all the...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok ive been here a little while and it seems like everyone (or a lot of you ) like to put a lot of dry beans in buckets i know that they store well and have a lot of protein but im wondering how many of you could actually eat them everyday before goin absolute nuts and start knawing at your own...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Like most of us here I have lots of stored white rice and dried beans. I have several variety of beans, black beans, red beans, lima beans etc. I have been experimenting with different ways to "spice" up this combination of what will no doubt be a very common SHTF meal. Adding soy sauce...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can someone tell me about how long will wheat, rice, beans, etc. last in the bags they come in without sealing them in mylar bags and using 02 absorbers? Let's assume that they will be stored in a dry and cool place. I'm just looking for the duration of the food without doing anything to them...
  8. Food and water
    I searched youtube and google about this and came up empty handed. I just got off my butt and started getting rice, beans and pasta together for longterm storage. I did a test run on rice... Im using the zip lock type mylar bags, added O2 absorbers, used a household vac to suck the air out as...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Most of the time it seems when I read about beans it's about Pinto beans. I have already finsihed my stores of pinto beans but I recently cooked up some black beans and really liked them. The entire family loved them, I soaked them over night and boiled them for about 1 hours 1/2....they were...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm new at cooking dried beans - I've used the canned versions for years in my chili, but have never cooked dried beans until yesterday. I bought a package of dried red kidney beans and was very excited about trying them out. I was going to buy beans in large 25lbs bags and pack them in mylar...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Been lurking this board for quite a while. First off...a big thanks for the wealth of info I have obtained from all of you! :thumb: I am married with three daughters (3.5 yrs and 1.5 yr old twins). My current goal is to stock enough preps to cover us for 6 months. Our primary plan is to stay...
  12. Urban Survival
    What do you all store beans and rice in?
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to add beans to my stash of food. I am building an emergency stock pile of food. I did the math and a 50lb bag of rice will provide 100 days or so of carbs. A 1.25 gallon bottle of veg oil will provide about 100 days worth of fats. An 8 lb can of peanut butter along with the rice...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple of questions: 1. I was wondering if anyone has data that supports or disproves the idea of placing Mylar-sealed/oxygen-absorbed dried foods such as rice/beans/lentils, etc, or commercially available foods such as Mountain House into a chest freezer until the SHTF and power is gone...
  15. Food and water
    I'm looking to begin some long term food storage and I have a few questions. I'm looking to store rice and beans. Reading up on various sites has storage using dry ice. Do I have to use dry ice or can I use oxygen absorbers? As far as mylar bags where can I get them? K-Mart, Costco/BJ...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, I have a couple of questions to you guys/gals who have tried different methods of storing dry goods. I know the best method from reading posts is 5 gallon sealed buckets with oxygen absorbers. What about storing rice and oatmeal in 4 mil food saver bags? It sucks the air out. Critters...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Question: While one can buy bulk beans cheaper, I may also start buying five or so pounds of beans each time I go to the grocery store (which would be about fifteen pounds a week). These would be in 1 or 2 pound bags, generally. Eventually, I'd have enough to fill a pail. From what I've read...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi Y'all......We've recently mylar'd up about four 25# bags of rice from Sams, but don't know where to get deals on bulk dried beans. My Google-Fu has let me down, I'm not finding much in the way of on-line bulk-rates. From what I've seen, I can buy fifty 1# bags of beans from our Winn Dixie for...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've seen bugs in rice and flour, but I've never seen bugs in beans. Anyone gets bugs in their legumes? I'm thinking of storing a coupe of 5 gallon pails of different types of beans still in their original bags, and wondering if this is ok? I'll be using these beans within a year, so they'll...
  20. Food and water
    If I stick rice, beans, or other dry goods in the freezer for a couple of weeks right after I buy them to kill off any bugs that may be in them, do I still need to worry about using o2 absorbers when I put them in long term storage?
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