Originally Posted by aa1911
forgot, buying frozen veggies and drying them has been an addiction of mine; frozen ones are pretty cheap and are ready for dehydrating out of the package.
I vaccuum seal 'em and keep them stored out of the light in burlap rice sacks. They reconstitute very quickly to make soups or whatever. I use them quite a bit for hunting season.
Other grains are good for variety too; Quinoa is an excellent one. Dried beans are great but they don't last as long as most grains do. But they're super cheap, keep about 25-30lbs of dried beans on hand.
For real long term storage use mylar bags, and 02 absoebers, we're talking 20 years now. The vacum sealed bags of whatever are good for a few years. The reason they won't go longer is because the plastic in the bags will start to leak! If you have the money, and want to store up 20 years of food, then go for it! I tend to think that if I can get thru the first year, I'll have vegies growing in a garden. But if that fails, then another year of food should get you up, and running. If not, then we got bigger problems than just food!
Y'all be safe now, ya hear!
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