Check out the following link:I was wondering what food can I purchase at the grocery store that lasts the longest if I was to store it?
Fossil Shell Flour(Food grade DE) absorbs moisture on contact, which is how it kills bugs physically. It cuts the bugs outer shell, then drains its fluids.Rice, wheat, lentils.
You don't need DE with grains if you pack it correctly. Besides who wants to ingest something that is abrasive and Wikipedia originally called an "inhalation hazard?"
That's a great idea. It sure would be unfortunate to have to bug out, get there, and realize that you can't barely choke down the food you have brought. Although, after a day or two, you might just find yourself woofing down just about anything!Freeze dried food will last the longest. Make sure you taste test the food before you go buy a whole lot of it. My wife and I did a taste test of various types of camping, M.R.E., and regular freeze dried foods and we didn't like the way they tasted. We decided we'd just keep the normal canned foods we live and rotate them out more often. Remember you will have to eat the stuff for a long time. You might as well like it.
This is off the LDS website:Rice only stays good vacuum sealed for 2-3 years.
people have been asking about this, so I thought it was worth a :bump:This is off the LDS website:
Longer-Term Storage-30 Years or More
Longer-Term Supply--30 Years or More
Properly packaged, low-moisture foods stored at room temperature or cooler (75°F/24°C or lower) remain nutritious and edible much longer than previously thought according to findings of recent scientific studies. Estimated shelf life for many products has increased to 30 years or more (see chart for new estimates of shelf life). Previous estimates of longevity were based on "best-if-used-by" recommendations and experience. Though not studied, sugar, salt, baking soda (essential for soaking beans), and vitamin C in tablet form also store well long-term. Some basic foods do need more frequent rotation, such as vegetable oil every 1 to 2 years.
While there is a decline in nutritional quality and taste over time, depending on the original quality of food and how it was processed, packaged, and stored, the studies show that even after being stored long-term, the food will help sustain life in an emergency.
For tips on how to best preserve longer-term food storage products, see Longer-Term Supply.
Food New "Life Sustaining" Shelf-Life
Estimates (In Years)
White rice 30+
Pinto beans 30
Apple slices 30
Rolled oats 30
Potato flakes 30
Powdered milk 20
These items are packed in our own canneries. We fill #10 cans, place an oxygen absorber on top and seal the lid. Dry packed, no nitrogen, no additives, no heat or cold processing, no vacuuming.