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  1. Food and water
    Just wanted to drop in and ask a quick question. I'm planning on buying a large quantity of this stuff.....i've got to run the numbers on our usage level, but i'd like to buy 10 years worth of supply, and if I have more room, going for longer. I know this stuff is supposed to last "forever"...
  2. Food and water
    I've been thinking about this for awhile now. I have the idea to fill 5 gallon buckets with salt and/or sugar (even water?) and using them to support a raised square foot garden bed in the backyard. I could hide 5 or more buckets under a 4'x4' garden in plain sight. Of course, boards could cover...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So what do you think about growing sugarcane? It's not only a sweetener, as it can also be used to make paper, tools, and other materials. It needs lots of sun to make all that sugar, but is very easy to grow since it's a true grass. I think when I move to California after the SEALs, I'm going...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm looking to seal some bags of sugar in mylar. Looks like the 1 gal mylar bags should do the trick. Question is, should I seal them in their paper bags or empty the paper bags into the mylar directly? I was thinking of leaving them in the paper bags as an added protection. Also from what I...
  5. Food and water
    I Store a five year supply of normal canned foods off the grocery store shelves for my family of four now that my oldest two are on their own,such as beans,corn and just about any other vegetable you can think of plus meals like beef stew, chicken and dumplings,red beans and rice and the list...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Sorry i know theres a million threads on this but my question is unique compared to the others. Ok let me say what i used: 1/2 gallon mylars with 300cc OA items i sealed: oatmeal,flour,rice,salt,sugar,b.sugar,spices,pasta, and other minor items. anyway everything went normal. placed food in...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi All, Newbie here. I'm looking for ideas for food that I can store that has a very long shelf life. At least 5 years. My plan is to set asside a corner of my garage and spend a couple of weekends gathering about 5-6 large storage boxes woth of supplies. I want to be able to put everything...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just took an inventory of the food and water I have on hand right now. This does not include food in my everyday pantry, or the long term freeze dried foods I order last week. Here it is: Canned soup - 20 cans (individual size) Canned Chef Boyardee - 12 cans Canned Beans (assorted varieties...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Was shopping at Aldi's today and sugar was $2.38 for 5 lbs. Not long ago it was $3.18. If you can, wait for peanut butter and chocolate to come down. Political and weather issues effect these commodities, so try to be patient before stocking up. I remember not long ago Aldi's sold peanut...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Im getting ready to make my first bulk prep food buy and Im tying to get the biggest bang for my buck. Id like to spend around $200. Im looking at Sam's club 50lb rice $20 50lb flour $15 50lb sugar $25 2) 64oz dales $16 10)4lb Iodized salt $10 10)7lb pork and beans $37 Need suggestions. I...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does anyone have Sugar in the Raw in their preps (see below link)? I am planning putting up in Mylar and food grade buckets (without oxygen absorbers) 25 pounds. Given the different manufacturing process between this product and normal white sugar I was wondering if there is know issues with...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I am starting my food storage. I have a decent amount of canned vegetables. H2O is accounted for as is ammo. I plan on bugging in. I have $125 in Wal-MArt gift cards. What items should I buy to start my food storage. Canned meat/protein? Chili, soups, fruits, peanut butter? I have a list...
  15. General Discussion
    I'm wondering if anyone else has heard of this, or is familiar with this. How much of a threat do you think this may have on supplies and/or prices since it is stated that LA produces 40% of our sugar...
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    A couple weeks ago, I bought a 25 lb. bag of white granulated cane sugar and a smaller bag of brown sugar (can't remember the weight). Then I got busy and had to put them on the back burner for a while. I finally got to them tonight and wasn't sure how to separate them into smaller packages...
  20. 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...
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