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  1. Food and water
    A person can spend all day in the garage mylar-bagging flour and still not get it right. You start off with these nice stackable 25 lb sacks ($7.98 each)... 1. rip em open, try to dump them into the 6 gallon mylar, spill all over. 2.) try putting the mylar bags into 5 gallon buckets first...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's a real question...lol...not an April Fool's prank. I've got some flour in ten pound bags, want to open 'em up, put the flour in a mylar bag in a five gallon pail, O2 absorber, etc., etc. Just wondering about how many pounds of flour I can expect to get into that size container. Thanks...
  3. Food and water
    Hey all, I want to store some flour. Is there a certain kind better than others? It should all keep if it's vacuumed and an O2 absorber added right? Thanks!
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I know we miss alot of foods here especially native foods that have been long overlooked. It would be nice if we could have a thread where all of these foods are discussed in the thread. Please avoid any comments to this thread unless you are adding a different food or giving relevant...
  5. 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...
  6. 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?
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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?
  8. Food and water
    I'm sure it's been discussed before, but the search function is hard to use on my smartphone. I think I'm going to be furloughed from my job soon, so I'm going to start making up 5 gallon buckets. I think I'm going to use 1 gallon mylar bags and put different stuff in one bucket. My question...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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.
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How much are you guys storing up? I've been reading about the prices going through the roof. I store wheat (white) as well as flour. I know it's better to store wheat for long-term but flour is so cheap from Sams that I don't mind doing both. and just rotate out the flour or give it away...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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.
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have FINALLY solved my wheat supply problem. There is a LDS cannery that I found that is about a 2 hour drive from me (Columbus, Ohio). There is NO wheat in this area...for what ever reason! I called them and I plan on making a trip in a couple of weeks for not only wheat but black beans and a...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, I know white flour you buy in bags loses nutrients if kept into the pantry and will develop insects. I know if you freeze it, you can keep your flour somewhat like 4-5 years. What about the white flour in #10 cans beprepared.com is selling? Will it keep 20 years l9ike the other...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  18. 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
  19. 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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