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REDD --- 7 years ago -

Thanks for the advice folks,not really knowledgeable about this prepping, so I'll have alot of Question. Is it O.K. to store all my rice and beans still in the bags, just putting them in 5 gallon buckets with lids? I have 30 lbs of rice, 40 lbs of beans of different kinds, and about 40 bags of elbow macaroni stored like that now. 

oneyedman (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

Is it O.K. to store all my rice and beans still in the bags, just putting them in 5 gallon buckets with lids?

To get the benefits of 30 year bucket storage of wheat, rice and beans you have to do it right.

You will need 5 gallon buckets, lids, mylar bags (buy them from the Mormons or online) and Oxygen absorbers.

Pasta is a processed wheat and does not store well for long periods as it looses its nutritional value faster. 

REDD --- 7 years ago -

One trick I know, if you like noodles. Just put dry noodles in a bowl, and cover it with a clear baggie, and the condensation from sitting in the sun all day will soften the noodles without having to use your water or fuel to start a fire to boil them.Then just add whatever to flavor them about an hour before you eat them. Works good in hot climates anyway, don't know how good it would be in cold climates... 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 7 years ago -

One trick I know, if you like noodles. Just put dry noodles in a bowl, and cover it with a clear baggie, and the condensation from sitting in the sun all day will soften the noodles without having to use your water or fuel to start a fire to boil them.Then just add whatever to flavor them about an hour before you eat them. Works good in hot climates anyway, don't know how good it would be in cold climates...

That's a new one to me! I'll have to try it out. Preppers are always looking for short cuts and low or no fuel methods to cook.

THANKS! 

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