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There are all sorts of ways to focus on food storage. There is a huge market out there for those interested in food storage. You could either be dealing with a freeze-dried food company or a survival bar company. It’s always fun to have a good argument about which company is freeze-drying food the best.
However, you can also be your own food storage provider. It’s really not that hard to buy foods in bulk and store them in buckets. You know, for some reason we spend lots of money and time on things that don’t matter.
All you need to throw big bags of rice or bags of beans into buckets are these three things.
You are going to need Mylar bags for your 5-gallon buckets. If you store the food in the buckets alone things like moisture can get into the buckets and compromise your food. The mylar bag is another layer of protection for your dried foods.
If you want to take that to the next level you can add desiccates. You might know these as oxygen absorbers and they are going into your buckets to do just that. They are going in there to be another layer of protection against things like moisture.
You know, most grains have insect eggs in them and you will see this happen with rice that is just on your shelf starts to have bugs in it. The desiccates will also keep these things from happening. It all equals food in storage for longer.
Another big thing you are going to need to properly put buckets of food away is a black magic marker. The marker is for dating your buckets. You gotta know when you put these things up. You can also color-code your buckets, too!