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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to store cheap, easy to get food, that will last for years. Can't afford to buy tons of canned foods or other items that expire rather quickly. Rice- Read how to store. But wondering any particular style rice or is it all the same? Beans- Read up how to store but wondering what style...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    When survivalist start stockpiling food, we buy #10 cans and usually store food in mylar bags. Lets say we had to focus on certain foods, what would those foods be? How do we decide which foods we should focus on? Lets narrow our selections to how easy the food is to grow, how well it...
  3. 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...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past few weeks I realized how versatile oatmeal is. Use it to make cookies Eat it for breakfast It's healthy It's cheap Oatmeal stores well in mylar bags And something I learned recently, chickens love it. I throw a handful or two of oatmeal to my chicks and they love it. The chicks...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know this has probably been discussed before (as someone is surely to remind me). However, after three searches I grow weary of sifting through the thousands of threads already on the site. Instead, I now appeal to the expertise of all those who are reading the boards today ... :thumb...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Publix supermarket had lots of stuff this weekend buy 1 get 1... Stocking up on the cheap, here is what I ended up with... 1 case Beef Ravioli 2 HUGE cans of Quick oats 1 case of corn kernels 1 case of Field Peas and snaps 10 cans Campbell's soup (10 for $10) 2 boxes of Kosher Salt Got another...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I picked up 100 lbs of Steamed Crimped Oats from a feed store I was wondering if I could store these for survival food.. Only Contains Oats and Veg. oil. I know with the oil it won't last as long. But I Think I could run them threw a Grain Mill if need be... Anyone Know anything about...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Les talk about homemade superpails. Last week I ordered 5 - 5 gallon mylar bags, last weekend my wife and I picked up 40 pounds of pinto beans. Over the weekend we are probably going to pick up some rice, maybe 40 pounds or so. This is the game plan so far: Superpail #1 - Pinto Beans. Pinto...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The LDS cannery has been extremely helpful in assisting me with all my food storage questions and supplies. However, not a single person has heard of STEEL CUT OATS. I seriously can't believe it! I have been eating this stuff since I was a kid. Not a single soul knows what I'm talking about. The...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read some of the threads here and watched some videos about packaging food for long-term storage, but still have some questions. I just ordered some 5 gallon mylar bags and 2000 cc oxygen absorbers. I have read that some people use food grade 5 gallon buckets and other people just use 5...
  11. Food and water
    I want to purchase some more dried goods including dried milk, brownie mix, baking power, baking soda, egg noodles. These are all in 5lb bags that I will buy multiple of and I want to transfer them into larger 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and O2 bags for the long term. My question is will...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i have figured out how to use the mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, and the 5gal buckets all in a food grade plastic's but what i cant seam to find out is what rice is best for storage? i have some long grain enriched rice that i have bought for storage did i get the correct thing? also this is on...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I finally got around labeling my mylar bags and buckets. I had them listed on a sheet by number, but I figured a centralized approach is doomed to failure. I bought a printer finally after 3 years of not having one primarily so I could do these labels lol. How do you label your unmarked...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought whole grain oats from the feed store. I was hoping to be able to put in mylar bags (with ox absorbers) and if food ever ran out eat and feed to animals. Now looking at them they look nothing like oat meal and after further research I don't know If I will be able to eat it. LOL. I did a...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are you paying for whole berry wheat? Where do you usually buy it? We found a little amish store this weekend that sells bulk wheat. The only other place here is the natural food store and their wheat is organic and high! Just wondering where others buy wheat and for how much. thanks
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just finally finished storing Wheat and Oats in mylar bags/5gal.buckets. I bought 50lb bags of both from a local feed store. Both were whole grain and I even called the mfg. to make sure no chemicals were used and that they were good for human consumption. The mfg.s assured me they were...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    ive been considering LTS using mylar, o2 absorbers and 5 gal buckets my issues is i have no idea how much (in kgs, or lbs) it takes to fill these things does anyone have the weights for how much rice, and/or other grains it would take to fill a bag/bucket? also if anyone has the serving size...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm putting up my dry goods today. I have my rice, beans, oats, Potato Buds, barley, tea bags. Flour you would put in mylar I'm sure. What about sugar, salt? What do you all store in your mylar bags?
  19. Food and water
    How much rice, in pounds will fit in a five gallon bucket? I have just three food grade buckets right now but will be getting more in the next two weeks. Id like to have enough to use the whole 50 pound bag up. So how many would I need?
  20. 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...
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