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  1. Coronavirus
    Apparently the consensus around here is that this situation is bad enough for using your preps, and I agree. I got a couple more rice since we all started focusing on the virus on the boards-- one 20 lb. during the panic shopping, and one a little before that. A few days ago, I decided to open...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In this video I talk about various food preps. They are divided into two, maybe three groups. Short term: Canned foods Frozen food Dried rice, beans, pasta, noodles. MREs Long term: #10 cans Mountain house pouches Food strored in mylar bags Forever foods: Gardening Chickens Goats Pigs...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So lets say I am going to fill up my dehydrator with some veggies and when they are done I place them in a zip-loc bag, after squeezing out all of the air. So this method gives me a year or so of storage time? What if I was to place multiple zip-loc bags inside of a Mylar bag with an Oxygen...
  4. Food and water
    Hi friends, Am thinking of portioning white rice, dried beans, rolled oats, etc. into two-person servings and using my vacumn sealer to remove all the air and seal them up tightly. Was then going to place them into HDPE2-compliant containers (i.e. 5-gal. pails with Ropak lids) and use some of...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking to seal some bags of sugar in mylar. Looks like the 1 gal mylar bags should do the trick. Question is, should I seal them in their paper bags or empty the paper bags into the mylar directly? I was thinking of leaving them in the paper bags as an added protection. Also from what I...
  6. Food and water
    I have been checking into the mylar bags for beans, oatmeal, flour and such. But, I presently vacuum seal a lot of stuff. I understand about the o2 absorbers, but how does that compare to no air or o2 at all?
  7. Food and water
    I want to package some food in Mylar bags, with oxygen absorbers and then seal the bag with hot iron. Would like to know if the following products are safe to put in the mylar bags and how long will they last in the bags. Lets say they will generally expire in 1 year, how much longer will they...
  8. Food and water
    I have got a few 55 gallon barrels that had pickles in them before. I am now facing a new problem of where can I buy 55 gallon mylar bags. I only need to purchase a few of them so please don't suggest a site that makes you do a minimum buy of 10. If you can put up a link to the website I will...
  9. Food and water
    I'm sure this has been talked about several times, but can someone make a list of items that can be sealed in the mylar bags? Tonight was my first time, 22-pounds of long white rice. Just wondering what else I could do. Thanks!
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am currently a rookie on the worst case senario preparedness. Which foods will have a 20 year shelf life when packed correctly in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers?
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While my wife and I were at tractor supply yesterday, I noticed a 50 pound bag of oats next to the chicken feed. If I remember right, the price was about $12 - $15 for the 50 pound bag. I am thinking about redoing my homemade superpails of oats. The oats that are in the pails right now would...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok, I am getting a grasp on storing beans and rice in buckets with mylar and O2 absorbers. Now I am super curious about what other food products can be stored this way, for about as long. Veggies? Dried or whatever? Other protieins? Fruits? Please help, I am a bit of a foodie, and the thought of...
  13. Food and water
    I got 20 mylar bags that i need to fill. I am new to this mylar bag business. Would a 25 lb bag of rice fill all 20 bags? I'm not sure the gallons to lbs ratio. BTW I do have O2 obsobers.
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey there! I have a problem with pasta in my pantry. We have been storing pasta in rubbermaid containers because I thought that would help with keeping the bugs (weevils) out. However they still get infested in these containers! I am thinking about my long term storage of pasta. I have not done...
  15. Food and water
    OK, here is another newbie question. Using mylar bags, can I seal them using a standard vacuum packing machine or do I need something special? Thanks for the info.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I'm looking to buy some pre-made food for SHTF storage. What brands of food and mre's are the best for the price on the market right now? I was looking at the wise grab n go buckets. Mainly because of the easy storage. But im wondering if their is anything else that is on market at comparable...
  17. Food and water
    Ok did a search here and I find info on both items but nothing comparing the two. I've found a non member friendly LDS cannery that sells bulk items or you could can the food in #10 cans. I like the idea of the number 10 cans because of the small quantity that can be used to help with...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello Survivors! Quick question for anyone with more food storage experience than myself. I am preparing 4-8 servings of "soup mix" consisting of beans,lentils, barley split peas and the likes. The Mrs has the recipe perfected which includes various scoops of curry, spices and powdered chicken...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry i know theres a million threads on this but my question is unique compared to the others. Ok let me say what i used: 1/2 gallon mylars with 300cc OA items i sealed: oatmeal,flour,rice,salt,sugar,b.sugar,spices,pasta, and other minor items. anyway everything went normal. placed food in...
  20. Food and water
    I recently got 3 different types of breakfast cereal for 99c a box :thumb: 15 boxes of cereal later, I'd like to know the best way to keep them. I was wondering how long I can expect these to last if I mylar & O2 Ab them in 1 gallon bags? Anyone tried this? I will rotate, but I'd just like to...
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