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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While my wife and I were at tractor supply yesterday, I noticed a 50 pound bag of oats next to the chicken feed. If I remember right, the price was about $12 - $15 for the 50 pound bag. I am thinking about redoing my homemade superpails of oats. The oats that are in the pails right now would...
  2. Food and water
    Ok did a search here and I find info on both items but nothing comparing the two. I've found a non member friendly LDS cannery that sells bulk items or you could can the food in #10 cans. I like the idea of the number 10 cans because of the small quantity that can be used to help with...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I ordered 3 - 5 gallon buckets of supplies from Augason Farms (through Sams Club). I met the FedEx guy at his truck to help him carry it. He said, "Are these grains?". I said, nope, freeze dried foods. He said, "I just delivered 18 of these a couple stops ago". I wonder what the actual...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It's a real question...lol...not an April Fool's prank. I've got some flour in ten pound bags, want to open 'em up, put the flour in a mylar bag in a five gallon pail, O2 absorber, etc., etc. Just wondering about how many pounds of flour I can expect to get into that size container. Thanks...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Over the past few weeks I realized how versatile oatmeal is. Use it to make cookies Eat it for breakfast It's healthy It's cheap Oatmeal stores well in mylar bags And something I learned recently, chickens love it. I throw a handful or two of oatmeal to my chicks and they love it. The chicks...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hi, Was looking for 5 gallon buckets. Just bought thirty at Lowe's on sale (yes, yes, I've read and hunted for used.). They have white and silver (gray?). White $3.97, silver $2.97. Lids $3 and $2 respectively. White are labelled by Lowe's sign as Food grade. I called the mfgr on the spot...
  7. Food and water
    Hey guys. I think it'd be a good idea to have ~6 months food & supplies for my wife and I. However, our kitchen doesn't have many cabinets (and what we have we keep VERY full). Also, I'd like to store my food, along with some ammo and other supplies, somewhere very difficult to find. I have...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have set up my preps in a pretty common way based on stuff I have read. I have bunches of 5 gallon buckets with mylar and O2 packets all sealed up and then I have a bunch of stuff just on the shelf I use everyday, i.e. pasta, veggies in cans, etc. That everyday stuff I rotate when I buy new...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know this has probably been discussed before (as someone is surely to remind me). However, after three searches I grow weary of sifting through the thousands of threads already on the site. Instead, I now appeal to the expertise of all those who are reading the boards today ... :thumb...
  10. Food and water
    Hey guys, I am proposing a food storage challenge here. For those who are getting started prepping, this is for you. Challenge: Store one 5 gallon sealed bucket of food a week for 12 weaks. It is not as hard as it sounds. You do need to get a few things. Oxygen Absorbers, Mylar bags, and...
  11. Food and water
    As I was about to store some foods in 5 gallon buckets a few days ago I started really thinking about when the time came to use the foods. I am currently only storing foods for 4 people. With that in mind, I would conceivably only be cooking these foods for 4 people. I do not want to have to...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Les talk about homemade superpails. Last week I ordered 5 - 5 gallon mylar bags, last weekend my wife and I picked up 40 pounds of pinto beans. Over the weekend we are probably going to pick up some rice, maybe 40 pounds or so. This is the game plan so far: Superpail #1 - Pinto Beans. Pinto...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    How are most of you buying your preps? I've been sticking to 10 cans in the past due to the ability to use without disturbing the total (larger) amount. Yes I know they cost more when buying the same volume as the Superpails but I feel the versatility of the package outweighs the additional...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I'm all about pinching pennies and this video has some great suggestions I hadn't thought of. Taught me four new things in just over three minutes!
  15. Food and water
    I consider Rolled oats to be one of the best SHTF foods. Porridge for breakfast with brown sugar and a little butter is the fuel of the gods. The best way I can think of to store it would be in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers. Does anyone have any first hand experience of how long this will...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I have read some of the threads here and watched some videos about packaging food for long-term storage, but still have some questions. I just ordered some 5 gallon mylar bags and 2000 cc oxygen absorbers. I have read that some people use food grade 5 gallon buckets and other people just use 5...
  17. Food and water
    I want to purchase some more dried goods including dried milk, brownie mix, baking power, baking soda, egg noodles. These are all in 5lb bags that I will buy multiple of and I want to transfer them into larger 5 gallon buckets with mylar bags and O2 bags for the long term. My question is will...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    i have figured out how to use the mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, and the 5gal buckets all in a food grade plastic's but what i cant seam to find out is what rice is best for storage? i have some long grain enriched rice that i have bought for storage did i get the correct thing? also this is on...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I finally got around labeling my mylar bags and buckets. I had them listed on a sheet by number, but I figured a centralized approach is doomed to failure. I bought a printer finally after 3 years of not having one primarily so I could do these labels lol. How do you label your unmarked...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I bought whole grain oats from the feed store. I was hoping to be able to put in mylar bags (with ox absorbers) and if food ever ran out eat and feed to animals. Now looking at them they look nothing like oat meal and after further research I don't know If I will be able to eat it. LOL. I did a...
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