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  1. 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...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Next and Last Question for Today.... What are the advantages to getting bulk wheat versus getting bulk flour to store? I plan on the Mylar Bag / O2 absorbers and 5 Gallon Bucket method. I don't have a grinder/mill....yet.... If I get the grain, I have to grind everytime I want flour...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Picked up a couple of these 45# hard white wheat pails at Costco for $36 each with free shipping. They run $53 plus shipping on the Augason site: If you don't have a costco membership you can still check out as a guest and they will add...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Let's suppose I had a years worth of flour all vacuum sealed with o2 absorbers, how would that compare to the same with bags of wheat grain?
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have noticed a lot of the year supply packages of survival food has wheat in it. What is the purpose of unground wheat? Are people getting it that way & then grinding it for flour?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I can buy flour in #10 tins that will keep for 20 yrs. So why cant I put flour in mylar with oxygen absorbers and expect it to stay good for at least a few years? what is the difference, if it will keep in a tin, it should keep in mylar, right? I dont want to buy buckets of wheat, I dont have...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just recently started my bucket storage,Par-boiled rice,hard red winter wheat,12 bean soup beans,split green peas,kidney beans,Pasta and a few more types of legumes,etc......................My goal is 50-75 buckets. What do you all store in your buckets?
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was wondering about sealing flour in mylar bags inside of 5 gallon buckets. Anyone ever done this? Is it a good idea or should I just stick to wheat and a grinder? any help on this topic would be appreciated. Also sugar, anyone storing this? thanks in advance.
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Exactly what is the differences between store bought (EE, etc) vs. local feed store wheat and other grains? I have done alot of searching and have found some info. What should I look for at a feed store in making a purchase of "good" grains? Any and all help is appreciated!:thumb:
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I can get hard white winter wheat for 67 cents a pound in bulk from the local coop. Is this even a good price anymore, or can I do better online?
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is it to be expected that substances such as flour and powdered milk will not become as "compact" as other items stored in buckets w/O2 absorber and mylar? I have a 25 lb. bag of flour w/ 2 1000cc O2 absorbers and am not seeing the bag as sucked in as with beans and wheat. Just wondering.
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is what I consider the absolute bare minimum 1 year food supply for a single person. Stored at BOL with no food rotation possible. Thus the long shelf life requirement. Keeping 3 goals in mind 1) Absolute minimum food requirements 2) Longest storage life possible 3) Cheap as possible...
  13. Food and water
    I saw some for sale at Sam's from another thread. It was in those big cans. (#10 can's - i think) Anyways, what can you do exactly with it? Do you just grind it up? I am completely lost on how to use it. In all fairness, I am a moron. :o: Please provide me with some wisdom!
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, So up until about 5 weeks ago, my food preps consisted mainly of buying a few extra cans of vegetables every time they went on sale. I know how important food storage is, and I decided it was time to really focus on this area of my preps. I found this food storage guideline, that...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How much are you guys storing up? I've been reading about the prices going through the roof. I store wheat (white) as well as flour. I know it's better to store wheat for long-term but flour is so cheap from Sams that I don't mind doing both. and just rotate out the flour or give it away...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone ground down a bucket of wheat to measure actual flour output? Just wondering how many loaves of bread can be [email protected] 3cups of flour a small loaf from one bucket.
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Can someone tell me about how long will wheat, rice, beans, etc. last in the bags they come in without sealing them in mylar bags and using 02 absorbers? Let's assume that they will be stored in a dry and cool place. I'm just looking for the duration of the food without doing anything to them...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I was thinking today about the price of cheese and if it would be cheaper to buy it and store it. I was mainly thinking about buying the packs of shredded cheese at the store which is usually about $5/lb for cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, etc. I LOVE cheese (what isn't better with some kind of...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Why would I need to buy wheat and have it grinded into flour when I can already buy 50lbs of flour? Is there other things you can do with wheat that you can't with already prepared flour? Also, does flour store well in mylar bags? Thanks, Joe
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