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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I will make this as simple of a question as I can. If I buy a box of pasta and stick it on the "prep" shelf in my dry, cool (55-65*) basement and walk away how long would it last before it's useless or harmful nutritionally? Same with a bag of beans? I've searched on this forum and simply can...
  2. Food and water
    I've read many conflicting accounts on how to store pasta. Some say use o2 absorbers,...some say no use a dessicant. Some say salt it down,...some say just vacuum seal. Anybody have experience with this? I was going to do just mylar and o2 packets?
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wal-Mart has a sale on Knorr Pasta Sides for $1 and I have coupons for 50 cents off two, (a bunch of them). You just need to add water or chicken broth to boil them and eat. How do you suggest I store 20-30 of them for a year to keep potential bugs out? I noticed most packs had about a year to...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I noticed that myself and other members recently ordered mylar bags..I bought 100-1 gallon bags and 25-5 gallon bags..To start, I will be storing sugar, rice, and pasta. Which products do you guys/gals recommend in which size bags...I am prepping for 7-8 people if this helps..Thanx all in advance..
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is the majority of this months food preps. I will probably buy some more food stuff, but this is the majority of it. 1 - MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Chili Macaroni #10 can 1 - MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce #10 can 1- MOUNTAIN HOUSE Freeze Dried Hearty Beef Stew...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So last night I packed my first mylar bags, 20 X 1 gallon each, with oats, beans, and pasta. Added a 300cc oxygen absorber to each bag (1 for each bag except the pasta, added 2 to each of those bags). Sealed with a flat iron. The one thing I forgot was to suction or squeeze as much air out of...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought some Heavy duty mylar bags 'cause I do alot of dehydrated vegs etc. My thought was if they're 7 mils thick it would be quite difficult to develop a pin hole in the bag. .......So I've been doin lots of red potatoes so far and when they're bone dry they have some sharp bow...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So here is my question>what is the best way to store dry pasta? Please be specific . spageti? egg noodles? elbows? We eat a lot of pasta,plus its an easy buy(cheap i mean)so what are the best ways to store them so they dont lose there integrity and just dry up and blow away,if this is an old...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Help me out guys and gals... need the shelf life of lentils,powdered milk,powdered chocolate(cocoa),crisco(in bar form)and pasta... all will be mylared with 02's and buckets. Thanx folks
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wife and I were looking at the pasta we just bought over the weekend and wondering if it was really necessary to vac pac in mylar for the long term. Case in point: We went into a storage shed I had before we got married to get some of my "stuff" out. Digging around we found in the bottom of a...
  11. Food and water
    Simple question I hope. How do you guys package store bought pasta into mylar bags? Just drop it in with a O2 pack and seal or is there a special way someone knows about? Thanks
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I want to get some pasta and macaroni to save for a while. Can you save them in Mylar bags and 5 gallon buckets with oxygen abzorbers? Or is there some others ways ? Thanks
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I've stored rice and beans in Mylar bags packed in 5 gallon pails but haven't packed any pasta. I'm not sure how to do pasta. Do you store spaghetti, shell, or elbows? Take them out of the bag and put them in the Mylar with an O2 absorber? Seems like there would be a lot of space left...
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