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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
    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...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is this a bad thing? I have several types of rice -- regualr white, enriched, paraboiled, etc. I honeslty don't know the difference. The parboiled is a little darker? Can i mix these in one big 5 gallon mylar bag without issue? I don't mind taste differences (in fact, it might be nice to...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Wondering if anyone has advice for long term storage of brown rice. I know brown rice has a far shorter self life due to its more raw state than white rice, however can anyone think of, or does anyone know of, a way to store it as to significantly increase its shelf life? Although the health...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I know I can get it to last for about five without anythting but a cool dry place but afterward I dont know. I want to divide the bags into 1 gallon sized. I have about 100lbs right now. Any tips?
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I did not write this article, but it is a great read with lots of thought put into it... Just thought I would share. *The Basics of Stocking a Retreat For One Year* By: Buckshot 24 September 2008 Remember the movie Red Dawn? Think about when Colonel Tanner said: "You think you're tough for...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Like most of us here I have lots of stored white rice and dried beans. I have several variety of beans, black beans, red beans, lima beans etc. I have been experimenting with different ways to "spice" up this combination of what will no doubt be a very common SHTF meal. Adding soy sauce...
  8. Food and water
    If you have ever had Basmati rice you would know that it has an incredible flavor and a great smell. Both are visually "white rice". Would basmati last longer or shorter? Anyone have any experience or data?
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