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  1. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    First off where do you get mylor bags and h2o absorders. Also what is the difference in quality of dehydrated food when using mylor bags oe Food Saver? We are learning about putting up food and have dried some food and canned some food.But the canning is hard to store in our little...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    First the excuse, I had to order some Oxy absorbers. Ok, I dragged my rear on sealing up my dried grains and now I have weavels. How do I get rid of them out of the food? I read somewhere to put the food in the freezer to kill em off, but won't the grain sweat & mold when I take it out of the...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I new to the oxygen absorbers and if you read up on how to store them, you get ten different answers. :scratch :bullit:Some say to store them in a mason jar other say NEVER store in a mason jar... :bullit:Some say to seal them back within 10 minutes... (and I like the guy on youtube that...
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    One of our local grocerers has tea for a really good price this week. I would like to stock up, but not sure the best way to store it. Any ideas?
  5. General Preparedness Discussion
    This is copied, with permission, from another forum. It is slightly edited to fit in 1 post. Although there is just the 2 of us at this time, I'm going to take another look at our food stores. I felt that we were in good shape for a year. Now I'm having second thoughts. :dunno: Feeding...
  6. General Preparedness Discussion
    I found this letter at survivalblog and felt it was worth sharing. Recently, I had the opportunity to perform a long term test of goods improperly stored. A friend of mine placed his possessions in storage in a hurry in 1999, left the state, and did not arrange for anyone to maintain them. He...
  7. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    OK, where do you folks get your O2 absorbers? Lookin fer the best price (and shippin costs), cause nobody round here has em. Thanks fer the help yall!
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hello all, This is my first post on this forum. When I dehydrate some fruit and veggies, how can i store them without canning? Here're my thoughts: 1. put dehydrated food in a ziplock freezer bag with a 100cc oxygen absorber. 2. put that bag in a mylar bag (to block light) with another 100cc...
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    So, has anybody ever vac bagged dried stuff, say, macaroni an cheese, dryed soup mixes, rice dinners, powdered drink mix's, salt, sugar? I would think it should keep longer then two years in good storage that way shouldn't it? Would it help to then pack into buckets and flood them with say...
  10. General Preparedness Discussion
    Does anyone know how long rice and beans will last if stored in glass mason jars or pails with oxygen absorbers? I have heard up to two years on the rice and maybe an eternity on the beans. Are these timelines correct? I am not a big rice eater, but it is cheap and I am sure I could learn...
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I'm relatively new to prepping, and have lurked here for a while. I've started accumulating foodstuffs, and right now I'm packaging beans for LT storage. I've bought them from Aldi; they come in 2-pound bags. I'd really like to store them in those bags, inside Mylar w/ oxygen absorbers...
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    What would be the best thing to keep rice in for a long period of time?
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