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    Default Long Term Storage Rice Beans etc.

    Can anyone direct me to a web site that gives step by step to long term storage of these type items. Advertiser has mylar bags buckets oxegon absorbing pills. It's a step by step I need to competently use the stuff corectly. Thanks, GT

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    GoodToGo,


    There are several video's on YouTube on this and other food storage related questions. Here's a few;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW7_cTn6YpE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pal88...rom=PL&index=5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4zp...rom=PL&index=6

    These should get you started. Good Luck

    Tammy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TammyC View Post
    GoodToGo,


    There are several video's on YouTube on this and other food storage related questions. Here's a few;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW7_cTn6YpE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pal88...rom=PL&index=5

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq4zp...rom=PL&index=6

    These should get you started. Good Luck

    Tammy
    I did several searches with frustrating results.

    I will check them out. Thank you, GT
    Last edited by GoodToGo; 06-25-2009 at 11:53 AM.

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    MY WIFE IS JAPANESE, I KNOW ALL ABOUT RICE...LOL
    we have a tricked out plastic bin that holds about 50 lbs of rice and has a dispencer on the front, seals up tight so no bugs and mice can get in. and has handles for carrying
    you can get these at japanese markets if you have one near your city.

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    Here's a site that I get Mylar and O2 absorbers from.

    https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/e...orage_bags.htm

    If you use Mylar bags you don't have to worry about the buckets being food grade since it will not come into contact with the bucket.

    Also, be sure to wait a day or so to make sure the O2 absorbers are working before you put the lid on. You'll know they are working if the bag has a tight vacuumed look to it.

    Its pretty easy once you do it a few times.

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    What's the general consensus of breaking down a large bag of (rice, flour, etc) into useable amounts and using a vacuum sealer to seal them into individual air-tight packages for future use? Say 2-4 cups of flour per sealed bag? That way, you wouldn't be opening the entire container of rice or flour, etc each time with the possibility of not resealing it correctly?

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    I think this would be perfectly fine. I plan on doing the same thing but I will store my vac sealed bags in mylar (as many as I can fit is smaller bags - probably 2-3) then sealing a "batch" in mylar bags and buckets. That way I'm double protected.

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    Freeze the rice for a few days to kill any eggs or bugs in it. Then pack it away.

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    Good idea. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracker View Post
    What's the general consensus of breaking down a large bag of (rice, flour, etc) into useable amounts and using a vacuum sealer to seal them into individual air-tight packages for future use? Say 2-4 cups of flour per sealed bag? That way, you wouldn't be opening the entire container of rice or flour, etc each time with the possibility of not resealing it correctly?
    I broke my rice, sugar and salt down into half gallon canning jars with oxygen absorbers. It works great and is less fiddly than mylar bags.

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