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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is plain rice as opposed to rice mixes (like rice a roni) preferrable? I know the cost is lower, yet I always read that we should serve what our family is used to. There's also the issue of convenience of a rice mix. Storage of smaller mixes is also a factor. I looked in the forum, but...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This didn't start out intentionally to be a test... I stored some brown rice BEFORE I had read about the problems with brown rice going bad because of the oils/fats in it that white rice doesn't have. So, instead of redoing the storage (it wasn't that much rice; I was just starting...
  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
    So, I'm pretty new to long-term prepping. We've done a few things around the house to help with some basics. Now I'm looking at long-term food storage, and would really like some help. And when I say long-term food storage, I'm referring to storing food that will last about 20 years when it's...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this on another site. Sounds like solid advice and is similiar to what we have done. http://seasonedcitizenprepper.com/feed-a-family-of-4-for-1-year-for-less-than-300/ Your opinion?
  6. Financial Forum
    List as many foods that you would consider cheap, common, and easy to preserve if perishable. :thumb:
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am a modest prepper, but I did have a few bags of rice and a bunch of other dried goods. Never saw any bugs or things in my house...then a few weeks ago..rice weevils in a bag. Musta came from the store. So I had to throw out 3x20lb bags of rice and then i found them in my bags of flour and...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello Folks, in reading the various threads during the last few months, i know I read something about rice storage and I saw something about not storing enriched rice. I've used the search function and can't seem to find it. Is there some reason not to store enriched rice? Isn't most rice...
  13. Food and water
    Put up a few things in mylar zip bags today. First time I've used the zip locks. Be sure to get the "dust" from things like oatmeal from where you make your seal. Same with standard mylar.
  14. Food and water
    I have watched the Doomsday Preppers show since they started. I noticed everyone is storing massive amounts of rice. Some hundreds of pounds of rice. Doesn't rice go bad if kept too long? Especially brown rice.
  15. Food and water
    We are looking at storing bulk Rice, Barley, Sugar and wheat in 5 gallon buckets. Instead of sealing a large amount in the entire bucket we are looking at sealing these products in smaller packages (4-5 lbs.) for a remove as needed bases. Can we use the Food Saver bags with the oxygen absorber...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have hit on a way to vacuum pack my rice stores. I fill 1 quart mason jars with uncooked rice Then bake them in the oven set to 220 degrees F after about 10 minutes I remove the jars and seal the lids. When they cool the lids suck down the same as they do when regular canning. Vacuum packed...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Shelf life expiration date info. http://www.eatbydate.com/rice-shelf-life-expiration-date/
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    quick question that has probably been discussed a thousand times but im at work and dont have time to review threads from september 2008, so here goes. what is the best product to store staple food? ie: rice, beans, pasta etc. i want to buy in bulk (sams, wally world) but dont feel...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The basement pantry/ supply area is finally starting to really fill up (Thank goodness!) and I definitely see a storage space issue in the near future. Now, I do have a perfectly fine attic above my garage. I would love to store 10 or more sealed 5 gallon buckets of dried rice (and maybe other...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is there another way to pack rice away w/o the use of mylar bags?
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