Food Preparation: Sealing Food for Storage

I visit a bakery to acquire 5 gallon buckets for food storage. I focus on my rice and oatmeal.

25 Comments on "Food Preparation: Sealing Food for Storage"

  1. @NurseMeister I need to double my water supply.

  2. aranelinya | May 26, 2010 at 2:04 am |

    look for the recycle symbol and the number 2 HDPE …those are food grade my friend. Hone those gardening skills and ONLY buy heirloom / heritage open pollinated seeds. GMOs threaten your food supply in two ways.

    1. Terminator Genes. Look int those Dem. You’re a bright guy.
    2. Monsanto owns the GMOs and Seed Saving is a big fat no-no. You will be sued.
    3. If some of Monsanto’s patented garbage cross pollinates with your seed and they catch it–you will be sued and your crops destroyed.

  3. @lkevins1 have you looked into solar ovens? you can even make a simple and effective one from one of those foil windshield screens google windshield shade solar funnel cooker. Get a nice water filter. And if you didn’t fall for the cash-for-clunkers new debt scheme, you hopefully can live out the back of your paid for SUV.

  4. NurseMeister | May 26, 2010 at 2:54 am |

    @NurseMeister PS – I also hope that half used, single-ply beat up roll that we saw in your red tote bin isn’t your only toilet paper! : )

  5. NurseMeister | May 26, 2010 at 3:22 am |

    Hey Regg, great video. I was a little concerned that your buckets were so translucent. Light might be a factor using those for long term storage. How are you doing on water? I have seen your food stuffs and less-than-Remington mossy, but never your plans for water. Trust me, you don’t want to be drinking what passes for water in the Flint River.

  6. thetwentyteens | May 26, 2010 at 4:20 am |

    I’m picturing you on a diet of rice if the shit hits the fan. You’ll go nuts in a week.

  7. adams0960 | May 26, 2010 at 4:57 am |

    Is it ever warm in Michigan? Because I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas and it never seems to cool off! I hate it, and will have to continue to hate it until I can afford to move. HA! Great video!

  8. Good info for the upcoming food shortage.

  9. truthteller1967 | May 26, 2010 at 6:27 am |

    Perfect love cast out fear, I am not going to live in fear, I will have FAITH IN GOD !!!
    Get with your neighbor and grow a garden and trust in God !!! (NOT GUNS) THOSE WHO LIVE BY THEIR OWN UNDERSTANDING WILL FAIL
    Love Brother

  10. @SevereTstormFan It depends on how you store it.

  11. Anothercoilgun | May 26, 2010 at 7:31 am |

    Finally we get to see more of the domicile. 🙂

  12. SevereTstormFan | May 26, 2010 at 7:41 am |

    Does rice have a shelf life? What is it?

  13. cedarpose | May 26, 2010 at 8:05 am |

    if the point of this video is to have plenty of food after the zombie outbreak now everyone knows you have food stored in your place better watch out people come breaking down your door

  14. whiskerchild | May 26, 2010 at 8:43 am |

    Believe it or not, the Mormon church will be extremely helpful in this. Go online and put LDS storage, an something will come up where you see their sites.

    Google “emergency” or “mylar bags”- you’ll find them.

  15. remijioking | May 26, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    @DEMCAD Ebay has them for a reasonable price.

  16. you should start eating the one that didnt fill up all the way rice is good for you and well why store something your not going to eat?

  17. centervilletn | May 26, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    @jknacasual if you know the name of his business of run into his number send it to me….im thinking about starting a small business selling rain barrels ..put a filter on them and put a spicket on them….i see them on craigslist for about 100 not that greedy

  18. Cinemaguy2007 | May 26, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    what? no plasma TV? 😀 j/k great info man! I heard rice and beans are great nutrients

  19. atticus9799 | May 26, 2010 at 11:18 am |

    Good job! Now, we take this one step further. But because we cannot afford mylar bags right now, we decided to use the jumbo 10 gallon zip lock bags that we bought at Target. We line the bucket with the bag and then we pour in the rice,oats, beans or wheat. This give it a little more protection. We also bought all our buckets at Lowes, they are dark so this also will help the food to keep longer.

  20. veritasfiles | May 26, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    @DEMCAD Yeah, I know. I actually don’t do it that way either because of the expense. I cycle through my food, so I figure if I cycle through and eat my food, I can have half of my storage in the 3 to 5 year category by doing something similiar to what you’re doing and have the other have in 7 year Mountain House Meals. That’s been my strategy.

  21. johnywinslow | May 26, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    hey damcad, you might want to transfer your oatmeal to 1gal plastic ziplocks. thoes cardboard containers suck,especialy the bottom.

  22. jknacasual | May 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    @jknacasual Also, there is a guy that sells Mylar bags and OA’s in Livingston. Easy pick-up on your next visit to relatives!

  23. jknacasual | May 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    @centervilletn There is a guy up here on the Plateau that gets 100’s of 55 Gal food grade plastic drums and resells for $10 each. They originally used them for Coffee Extract for Energy Drinks. I used them in my Rainbarrel vids. Let me know if you need more and I can direct you to him.

  24. jknacasual | May 26, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    Certainly, Mylar bags and Oxygen absorbers are expensive, but you really need to save some for longer term storage. My own preps include several buckets sealed in Mylar and bags that I keep for short term use, i.e. in the next 12 months. I won’t rotate the Mylar sealed buckets until I get close to 5 years in storage, but continue to replace pantry stock. I replace my lids with new as well.

  25. MrVidAnderson | May 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    @centervilletn I agree 100%…Foxfire series are informative, entertaining and help develop the mindset of self-sufficiency.

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