Basic Preparedness – Dry food storage part 2


In this two part video the Okieprepper discusses basic preparedness techniques for storing bulk dry goods in food grade buckets with mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and gamma seal lids. Food storage products in this video were purchased from usaemergencysupply.com www.usaemergencysupply.com

25 Comments on "Basic Preparedness – Dry food storage part 2"

  1. @71babyjay Yep, they are expensive. You probably did the right thing by putting the money in more food. I will probably do as you did and save the lids for things I frequently get into like sugar. I’m planning to use the simple gasket lids for future stuff.

  2. Great vid, your food storage looks awesome.
    I also like gamma lids, but they are so expensive!! What I do is have one gamma-lidded bucket per product and the rest of the buckets use the regular gasketed (cheap) lid. When the food is used out of the gamma-lid bucket, then I open a regular bucket and pour the contents in the gamma bucket.
    If cost weren’t an issue, I would use mor gammas, as it is, I would rather spend the money on more food!

  3. @MrReadytogo09 That’s good advice. I transferred the expiration dates on each product to the outside of the buckets. I guess I had better check them upon expiration and take them out of the original bags or just replace them.

  4. MrReadytogo09 | September 12, 2010 at 3:40 am |

    from what i have read on long term food storage, you should really take the food out of its original packaging before placing it in the mylar bags .After a long period of time the plastic/material the items r stored in tends to break down. so it would be better to take it out unless u wanna pick out small bits of plastic of of ur food. Also some of the products my be toxic. So its just a thought, other than that i think that everything ur doing is great. keep up the good work,.

  5. MrReadytogo09 | September 12, 2010 at 4:09 am |

    from what i have read on long term food storage, you should really take the food out of its original packaging before placing it in the mylar bags .After a long period of time the plastic/material the items r stored in tends to break down. so it would be better to take it out unless u wanna pick out small bits of plastic of of ur food. Also some of the products my be toxic. So its just a thought, other than that i think that everything ur doing is great. keep up the good work

  6. MrReadytogo09 | September 12, 2010 at 4:58 am |

    from what i have read on long term food storage, you should really take the food out of its original packaging before placing it in the mylar bags .After a long period of time the plastic/material the items r stored in tends to break down. so it would be better to take it out unless u wanna pick out small bits of plastic of of ur food. Also some of the products my be toxic. So its just a thought, other than that i think that everything ur doing is great. keep up the good work.

  7. @savgal1211 Depends on the air space you leave behind after closing your bag and how many cc’s of O2 absorbers you place in your bags. Vacuum sealing is great and effective, but if you combine it with O2 absorbers you will see additional benefits too. There is a link in the Info Box with a link that outlines those extra benefits.

  8. We have tried 0s absorbers, then reopened the Gamma sealed buckets the next day and NONE of the air was removed.
    Now, we were very diligent about ALWAYS reclosing the bags of 02 absorbers and they were not hardened, either. What we now do, is we use the vacuum from our air bed ( very small) and manually SUCK the AIR out and it works like a charm.
    I also have afood Saver and then even bag in 02 reduced mylar bags and then into the buckets.
    I

  9. @moonlitesprite plastic-mart dott com?

  10. moonlitesprite | September 12, 2010 at 7:17 am |

    WHERE DID YOU GET THAT WATER CONTAINER??????

  11. @axcz3 LOL__! That’s actually a great point, because booze has many medicinal uses and it will be a great barter item as well. Hummm 🙂

  12. EXCELLENT INFORMATION !! Where’s the booze though ? LOL,LOL- just kidding—Seriously, this guy has the right idea.

  13. @EarthsDiary Does the air space a pallet provides have something to do with air flow, temperature or condensation??

  14. @okieprepper: Excellent…thanks for pointing that out.

  15. @EarthsDiary If you’re going to give advice you have to give rationalization for it as well. so what is it…

    BTW: These buckets are setting on a concrete step 5″ above the main floor.

  16. your not suppose to set your buckets on the floor they are suppose to be on pallets.

  17. @rlmarin1968 Probably because I only had one bag of salt at the time, review the video and at the end you will see only one bucket with salt not two.

  18. My only question is this…”Why didn’t you open the salt bags and poor two into one bucket’s mylar bag?”. It just seems to me there is so much wasted space in that bucket to leave the salt in the paper bag when two could probably fit in one mylar bag/bucket. Just my two cents.

  19. @CHEECHAKOSMONTANA All of the products in this video came from usaemergencysupply dot comy

  20. CHEECHAKOSMONTANA | September 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    Where did you buy those mylar bags with ziploc edge, haven’t seen those??

  21. @okieprepper good 4 u

  22. @Zguitar1 The oxygen absorbers I use are so effective that they cause a negative pressure in my mylar bags. It’s a vacuum effect that I could not achieve with vacuum sealer or vacuum cleaner. I have some 5 gallon buckets that are slightly caving inward on one side from the effects of the oxygen absorbers.

  23. Ya might wanna consider a foodsaver type of vacuum sealer, It really helps to get as much oxygen out of our food storage to prolong the shelf life so you don’t have as much waste, Any residual oxygen will lead to food spoilage. Personally, I don’t trust those oxy-obsorbers too much.

  24. good vid

  25. @portwand Yes and the oxygen absorbers too, you can find them @ usaemergencysupply dot comy

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