I am preping on a ultra low budget. Working on basics. Water, food, home defence. Learned over the past weeks a couple of ways to store rice long term. I got a 50# bag to start and tomorrow I am going out to get some 5 gallon buckets from a nice lady on craigslist. I plan on using the dry ice method for most items. I also have 3 5# bags of factory vacuum sealed organic rice. I wasnt going to put these in buckets, they seem well sealed already. Then I learned that all rice you buy comes with weevils and what nought, and you need to "deep freeze" it to kill them. Couple of questions. I dont have a stand alone freezer, all I have is my fridge. Is that freezer going to get cold enough? How long should I freeze each, 3 days or 3 weeks? (I have seen both recommended) I currently have one bag in the freezer. It seems like it sucked up some freezer burn from my crapy fridge. Now I am worried about taking it out of the freezer and it ending up wet. Any ideas on this? Any one on here that has personally done the dry ice / bucket storage? Wondering if this will work for items such as powdered milk, salt, and sugar? Anyone got a link to a guide for minimal budget preping recommendations? Basicly I am wondering how much of what staples I should be storing for two people for say six months. Thanks for any help! I have been spending all my free time learning for the past few months. So much info, feel so behind. Never thought about "preping" before and now I really wish I had done so sooner.