Hello all, A friend close to me has been advised by an "expert" in preparedness as to how food can be stored long term. I have issues with this "system" but I will hold back and look for other comments that I hope I can forward along to him and perhaps he will listen. The system is as follows.. Buy bulk dry goods, rice, beans, wheat etc at costco. You then scoop the product into 1 gallon ziplock bags and squeeze out the air and seal. You then freeze the 1 gallon bags for 3 days, pull them out and let them come to room temperature. (dry out?) Then they are loaded into the orange (not food grade) 5 gallon buckets you get from home depot. The orange snap on lids are put on and your done! My associate says the freeze has "killed everything" and the food is good for long term storage. I have expressed my reservations about this method, but am looking for outside comments to forward on. The preparedness expert claims to be a green beret which somehow makes hm an expert in my associates eyes. Help?