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Pedophiles will die soon!
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I just learned a lesson about prepping in the spring. I had bought two 20 lbs bags of pinto beans a couple of weeks ago and just now am sealing them in Maylar bags. Well I noticed a few worms in one bag. The lesson for me is to make sure I seal what I get in the spring as soon as I get them.

Yes, I am going to keep them anyway even with the worms. There were only a few worms and if the oxygen absorber does it's job there will be no hatching of these into bugs. I will however mark this bucket as WORMS so it would be the very last one I ever used in a survival situation. Or I could use them as barter. :D:

Anyone want to barter with me? I have pinto beans with some free protein! :xeye:
 

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I may use them to divert possible raiders. "Look raiders here is all I got a nice bucket of pinto beans". LOL

Honestly though if it come down to starving or eating those beans I would eat the beans. Hopefully the oxygen absorber will take care of them anyway. If not they would still make good bait for bird traps or I could feed them to my earthworm farm.
 

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HINT: throw a couple of bay leaves in your beans, rice, raw wheat bags and flour. Insects will not make it through the night. Some kind of chemical in the leaves. Grandma always used them for as long as I can remember and we never had bugs in our food or grain. I use them in my macaroni until I can put them up in bags or cans. WORKS !!!!!

That is a good idea. I should have put them away as soon as I got them home. I am sure the bugs come with them from the store.
 

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The O2 absorber should take care of them. When you open them, it'll be easy to sift the little dry buggies out. A quick rinse and you're good to go.

It's funny. I've eaten a few insects and actually kinda like fried agave worms. But I'm still really squeemish about bugs in my foods.
The fact that I only saw about 6 worms too out of only one of the bags. I think they will be ok too. I came close to pouring them out on the ground but then thought why not use them as a good experiment just to see how well my sealing methods are. I may open them up in a year just to see what happened to them. If it works they should just dry up and wash right out of the beans if I ever use them.
 

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Sounds ok to me. Better than no food at all. Might be yummy.
That was what I was thinking too. In a true starvation situation I would be glad to have the worms and all. That is why I did not throw them away. Who knows something could happen tomorrow and the stores could be out of food pretty fast.
 

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They are sealed now. I may check them in a few months to see how well my storage methods work. I think the worms will die and dry up and the bean will be ok when I need them.
 
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