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It will take about 6 grams of iron filings and 6 grams of sea salt for a 5/6 gal bucket. Mix the two elements together and place in a small paper envelope. Put 2 to 4 drops of water on the envelope just before it is placed in the grain. There is enough moisture in the grain to keep this process going for a long time if the bucket isn't perfectly sealed.

This process is perfectly safe. The salt rapidly converts the Iron (Fe) to Iron Oxide (FeO, or Fe2O3). The oxygen is all tied up with the iron, thus leaving a near oxygen-free environment so the grain won't oxidize. It is almost the same as nitrogen-packed; 78% of the air is nitrogen and that is about the only thing left when the oxygen is gone.
 

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Just knowing this information is a valuable commodity. What if there is no source for store bought items like this someday?



DIY and alternatives for usage items is the very crux of SHTF & TEOTWAWKI planning /prep ...... but the only usage for 02 absorbers are for long term bulk food storage ........

Any food that you have in excess will not be in bulk and certainly not to be stored for 5-10-20 years ........ lucky if you will have any food period .......

much better off stocking up on stuff like canning jars and lids ........ your buckets/lids will be re-usable for storage also
 
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