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storing flour long term

  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Next and Last Question for Today.... What are the advantages to getting bulk wheat versus getting bulk flour to store? I plan on the Mylar Bag / O2 absorbers and 5 Gallon Bucket method. I don't have a grinder/mill....yet.... If I get the grain, I have to grind everytime I want flour...
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    Let's suppose I had a years worth of flour all vacuum sealed with o2 absorbers, how would that compare to the same with bags of wheat grain?
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    I can buy flour in #10 tins that will keep for 20 yrs. So why cant I put flour in mylar with oxygen absorbers and expect it to stay good for at least a few years? what is the difference, if it will keep in a tin, it should keep in mylar, right? I dont want to buy buckets of wheat, I dont have...
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    I was wondering about sealing flour in mylar bags inside of 5 gallon buckets. Anyone ever done this? Is it a good idea or should I just stick to wheat and a grinder? any help on this topic would be appreciated. Also sugar, anyone storing this? thanks in advance.
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    just wondering thanks BIH
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    Is it to be expected that substances such as flour and powdered milk will not become as "compact" as other items stored in buckets w/O2 absorber and mylar? I have a 25 lb. bag of flour w/ 2 1000cc O2 absorbers and am not seeing the bag as sucked in as with beans and wheat. Just wondering.
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    Has anyone ground down a bucket of wheat to measure actual flour output? Just wondering how many loaves of bread can be [email protected] 3cups of flour a small loaf from one bucket.
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    I was thinking today about the price of cheese and if it would be cheaper to buy it and store it. I was mainly thinking about buying the packs of shredded cheese at the store which is usually about $5/lb for cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, etc. I LOVE cheese (what isn't better with some kind of...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Why would I need to buy wheat and have it grinded into flour when I can already buy 50lbs of flour? Is there other things you can do with wheat that you can't with already prepared flour? Also, does flour store well in mylar bags? Thanks, Joe
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Everyone talks about storing wheat as part of thier long term storage. Since I don't have a mill, I was thinking about storing flour in mylar with oxy absorbers. Is there a reason why people store wheat instead of flour. Is it a matter of cost with flour costing more or are there other reasons.
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    Anybody? How do you protect flour and grains from the insect pests?
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    I have heard so many different things about flour storage some say no some say yes. I was told to get hard red winter wheat. What is the real deal. I dont have a freezer to stick it in and also think it is silly to have stuff frozen because if the power grid goes down, there goes your food. I...
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    Hi All, Just got back from my Wally World prep run. My question is : What is the best way to store all-purpose bleached flour, while in the original packaging? Can it be refrigerated or will it be ruined that way? What options do I have? Thanx in advance,:)
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    I have NEVER seen a comprehensive collection of basic information on the types of Wheat and Wheat Flour. Below are slome excellent sources with this kinformation. Due to text lengths I am offering the links for readers to gode to and study. So here goes. Wheat A) Types ...
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