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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, so about 6 months ago i bought 100lbs rice, 50 lbs pinto beans. I froze all the rice in 20 lb bags in the freezer for a week or so to kill any bugs/eggs. But I didnt dry them out or anything after I took them out of the freezer, I just poured them into the mylar bags in my buckets and...
  2. Urban Survival
    I am just starting the long process of building up a long term survival supply. I have bagged up 100 lbs brown rice and 100 lbs of beans (mixed bag of black/pinto/kidney) and 100 lbs of lentils. The rice is in the garage freezer with 5 gallon buckets at the ready should the power go out, and the...
  3. Urban Survival
    Ok, for you people that buy bulk beans and flour, how are you killing the weevil eggs? Several months ago my wife opened a bag of beans that had not been frozen, only to find several weevils crawling around. Since then I have started deep freezing all of my bags of beans before they go into...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi all, Just wanted to get some opinions on the best type of beans for storage. I'm mainly interested in beans for rice and beans. Plus, I've read a few things about getting beans that will sprout. Any suggestions there? I don't know much about beans other than my local PA BBQ has rice and...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Are rice, beans, and flour affected by freezing? I live in a small place in town and don't have a lot of room to store things. My parents live about 20 minutes from me in the country. they have a little shed in thir back yard that I could store food. I would go down to the paint shop and buy...
  6. Food and water
    I read somewhere that you should freeze items such as dried beans or rice for (I think) 48 hours before you put it in long-term storage. This was supposed to keep any possible bug eggs from hatching and ruining the food. Does anyone know anything about this and what all it applies to?
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