Skip to comments.Storing rice beans and oats in mylar bags for shtf
Posted on 08/18/2011 12:19:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
My SHTF food preps include mylar bags, #10 cans, MREs and canned goods. In this article and video ware going to discuss making up 20 mylar bags of rice, beans, oatmeal,,,,, and various other items.
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Thanks for posting this.
Just for the record, if people are put off by the added steps or money for mylar bags, I just store all kinds of beans and grains in 5 gallon buckets and add about 8 or so bay leaves to each bucket - a few on the bottom, a couple in the middle as I pour the stuff in, and a few on the top. I mark each bucket using masking tape what’s in it and the date.
I rotate everything so I am always using up foods that are sometimes 3 years old, no bugs, rodents, mold ever. Only time was brown rice what was very old and had bugs galore. Cats ate it just fine, they like bugs anyway.
For those new to prepping, learn to like and eat what you store, and rotate. Don’t store foods you really hate, but you can learn to like things you aren’t used to. Especially cheap easy to prepare simple foods, everyone should try to get used to eating more of those.
mylar is really expensive, is it really mylar?
What is the advantage for mylar over regular plastic?
The reason you use Mylar when packing long term storage is it is virtually impenetrable by oxygen. Plastic even that used in vacuum bags allows oxygen in over time.
I post this type information and share my Preparedness Manual, because I want as many Patriots to survive whats coming as possible, because we sure are going to need them.
Good idea, just curious.
I've got more ammo "in storage" than I do food.
Time to correct that error.......
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I’ve got unground uncracked whole grain wheat berries in 5 gallon buckets that is 35 years old. its still good. The buckets are brittle and crumbly, but the wheat is fine. If I transfer it to new buckets, it will be good for another 35 years.
Just starting to prep myself. I bought some jugs of weight gainer that I used when I first started lifting as a kid. Self contained, 1000 calories a scoop, protein, carbs, vitamins, etc...Just add water and you have a halfway decent shake. That being said, I wouldn’t use it unless I was a skinny kid or an adult trying to prep for TEOTWAWKI.
Is it true that if you put rice, wheat, beans, etc. in the freezer for several days that your bug problem will be gone?
I’ll pass along a tip from Jackie Clay.
Dried beans tend to get tough after long storage.
You have to cook them to death to even get them to al dente stage.
Instead..soak them overnight.. leave about 2 inches for extra water and pressure can them.
I do it. Also pasta and macaroni as well. This is food you might have to depend on as your only source. I don’t see where a little over kill hurts.
What’s scary is when you try to figure out how much fuel and water you’ll need every week to convert those dried foodstuffs into meals.
We, with parsimony, could go for thirty days or more on the food we have on hand ...
1. If we are not successfully overrun by the zombies/barbarians
2. If we don’t share with unprepared neighbors
3. If we can maintain a supply of fuel and potable water.
That’s in a stay in place mode.
*IF* we could get to our retreat, there’s only about 10 days’ stuff there, but virtually unlimited water and fuel.
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