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  1. Food and water
    I got about 10 Lbs of table salt that id like to store. Im thinking about some old mayonnaise jars with an O2 absorber in the jar. Has anybody ever stocked up salt before? Any other suggestions or idea? Thanks! -Nate
  2. Food and water
    I`m not to worried about salt I have a feeling the stuff lasts forever but I was more concerned about sugar. I want to put them in long term storage. Mylar bags and oxygen aborbers. Anyone know the shelf life stored like this? Any info would be great. Thanks.
  3. Food and water
    I have been prepping for a few years now, but it took a much more serious turn this year with the addition of freeze dried and dehydrated items, mostly in #10 cans. Also have added some other non-food supplies to my prep items such as medical supplies. Now I have a decent supply of rice, beans...
  4. 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?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Most of these I know about but a couple were new to me. http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/photos/forever-foods-10-cooking-staples-that-can-outlast-you/forever-foods
  6. Food and water
    Hello. I recently packed away 5 buckets of white rice away in mylar bags with OA's. Now I'm going to start on flour, salt, sugar and maybe some seasoning, etc. Which of these need oxygen absorbers? Thx. I'm a noob.
  7. Food and water
    Hello all.I put up 25 pounds of white sugar this evening,got 2 qts per 8x12" bag.....NO O2 drier was used in the bags,I believe I read somewhere that 02 driers would solidify the sugar..............am I right?:rolleyes: What about iodized salt? NO drier.....right?....................I was...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm packing some food away as we speak... I'm going to have a few absorbers left over.. I have table salt I could Pack as well.. Started thinking I read on Here That Salt and Sugar would Clump up? Or turn into rock salt?? Anyone have exp.? Thanks I have the bags filled up and have not opened...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    For a family of 4, how much would a year's supply be? I've got 30# right now, but DH's friend said that's not near enough, though he wouldn't give me an amount. (He was more interested in talking about guns! Men.:rolleyes:) So, I ask y'all, what is a good minimum? What about different types...
  10. Food and water
    A while back I sealed some rice, beans, salt and sugar in mylar with 02 absorbers. I only put up 2 - 1 gallon bags of sugar and 1 - 1 gallon bag of salt. Basically it was to use up the remainder of the 02's. I am now reading that salt and sugar should not be sealed with 02 absorbers. What...
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have my salt. Before I put it into metal drums and seal it up, should I put it in vacuum seal bags or mylar or is this really needed for salt? What about sugar?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Learned a lesson about storing salt. In our food/supplies storage area, which is sheltered but not climate controlled, we kept seeing water accumulating on the top of a few 5-gal buckets, enough that it ran off and made the concrete floor wet. We kept inspecting the area, and there was no...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Well, I have 50# of salt that came in a bag from Costco that I'm going to transfer into a 5 gallon food grade bucket. Is there any reason that I should bother with mylar? Can I just dump the salt in and put on the gasketed lid? It's not likely that any bugs are going to be concerned with it...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know you need to store most lts items in a controlled environment(A/C or Heated). What about salt?? Can that be stored safely in 90 degrees with high humidity?? I'm in central Florida, with limited air conditioned storage space. What items could be stored in a garage in this climate? Thanks...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A little FYI. Salt and sugar do NOT need to be vacuum sealed or hot canned to remain "fresh" being they do NOT spoil. Hot canning can actually ruin Sugar. The container just needs to be protected from moisture and pests, so even just a 5 gal bucket with a good seal will work. No need to...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Not sure if where to put this question I have a lot of salt in storage i buy packages of with little bags of half a pound today i see the bags have a expirationdate is it bad to store salt in plasticbags?? can they leak toxins after years of storage?? or why they have a expirationdate?
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Do I need to add oxygen absorbers to my salt and sugar mylar bags? There are very different opinions on shelf life of sugar and salt. Some sources show they have an indefinite shelf life, while others say 6 months. I am planning to store them in sealed mylar bags in buckets and I live in a...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just reupped my Sams Club card so I have been doing some comparison shopping. I found Table Salt 25lbs for $3.58. This is already for human use, so it might prove a better deal than the water softener salt because it is ready to use.
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