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  1. General Preparedness Discussion
    I just wanted to share one of my experiences so that anyone else out there who has limited space and has to utilize many totes to store things in doesn't make the same mistake I did. This week I had a lot of spare time so I decided to go through my totes, re-organize, and update as needed. A...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    How much bulk fits in a 5 gallon bucket or a #10 can? Food Item ____#10 Can _____5 Gallon Bucket Wheat ___________5 pounds ___37 pounds White Flour _____4.5 pounds ___33 pounds Cornmeal ______4.3 pounds____33 pounds Popping Corn _____5 pounds ___37 pounds Rolled Oats _____2.5 pounds ___20...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I was wondering if its possible to prolong the life of vitamins and medication by sealing them properly long term style. Will they just go bad regardless or is it possible to prolong the life. I would like to stock pile different vitamins and meds but most only have a year to expiration life.
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    How would you store your spaghetti long term? I use mason jars for the smaller pasta, but the spaghetti doesn't fit and I don't want to break it up. I have a spaghetti jar with a rubber seal for immediate use. Ideally I'd like to do 3-4 boxes of spaghetti together instead of bulk storage. I...
  5. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I just got a great deal on a pail of Sesame Oil (18kg/$40) from a restaurant going out of business. I know it has a great shelf life but how should I store it? Re-bottle and seal? Should it be vacuum packed? In dark bottles? Help please.
  6. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Ok so i have a question. How long can i store candy that has been vacum sealed? Like snickers,m&m's skittles things like this. in the individual packs. I ended up with 38 pounds of candy from my kids trick or treating.:eek: I think it would be good for trading. everyone has a sweet tooth.
  7. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    This is a discussion that I hope will kick start thinking. I'm a bit enthused and I'm hoping for some spirited response that will give me some great ideas and options. Some folks believe it's wise to 'store only what you eat regularly'. this actually was put out by some agencies in the past...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Has anybody stored honey? I have read some about it, and archiologists have found honey that the ancient Egyptians stored 2,000 years ago that is still edible today. I was also wondering if any of you with small orchards or gardens have put bee broods in to house bees and generate you own...
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