Long term storage of food in barrels from the Barrel man!

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  1. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky
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    hey Barrel man tell me how I can be prepared and store 300#'s of rice to feed my family and keep it for years in one of your barrels with little or no maint!

    I want to eat while i fight off the zombies!

    Steven
     
  2. pdxjohann

    pdxjohann
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    300#'s of rice will take 1000#'s of water. Still, I'd be interested in how to seal a big barrel of rice for the method. :) 'rice again?.....ptoooie' :p
     
  3. Redrum

    Redrum
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    1 food grade 5 gallon bucket
    1 5 gallon mylar bag
    1 oxygen absorber
    nitrogen gas in a tank with a hose
    1 zip tie


    put bag in bucket...fill bag with rice..throw in O2 absorber...stick hose into rice...gather mylar around hose..turn on tank..fill until bag starts to puff..remove hose...push out excesses n2 and twist bag closed...tie in knot and zip tie..seal lid....done...store in cool dry place...good for 10 years


    go here for more details:

    http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/store/index.html
     
  4. ajf1

    ajf1
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    would that also work for wheat or other grains?
     
  5. Redrum

    Redrum
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  6. LE6920

    LE6920
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    Barrel man, two questions.

    1) how long will rice from costco last in the original sack in your kitchen storage? I have some that is over a year old? and

    2) where can you get mylar bags locally?
     
  7. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler
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    Make sure that the rice you are storing is White,Brown will go rancid in short order.
    RK
     

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