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Posted: 11/20/2008 2:38:24 PM EDT
Hello to all,

I have been lurking and reading all the threads now i have finally started to store my food. I just ordered

250 1gal mylar bags from lds
300 o2 absorbers also from lds
and some of those MRE squad meals from long life food

I will be getting a 50 lb bag of rice as well a 50lb bag of flour. Meat and beans will be coming soon, doing this as budget and angry wife allow.

for a temp fix, until i get the buckets, are there any problems with storing the food in the bags and leaving them on the selves? (inside the house)

also got any other key essential ideas for me? all help is appreciated..
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 2:53:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/20/2008 2:53:41 PM EDT by DiabloTejano]
Originally Posted By funshot:
...doing this as budget and angry wife allow...

Just wait until you have to use something from your stockpile. She'll change her tune real quick.

Keep everything cool and dry until you can transition to long term storage.

Link Posted: 11/20/2008 3:39:50 PM EDT
watch out for mice and bugs until yo can get that stuff stored proper. Welcome
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 4:39:32 PM EDT
the Mylar bags can be fragile. that's why we store inside buckets.

other than that, good luck.
Link Posted: 11/20/2008 5:40:54 PM EDT
welcome to the dark side.    

make sure to take your wife's needs into account - whatever "feminine needs" she has, stock a few extra boxes, and soon enough, she'll realize that it's super nice to never run out.  going to the store to restock when there's a sale instead of when you're out of something will probably help, too...  

a few extra cans of veggies now and then, buying stuff like soap and toilet paper in buk, and the savings should be noticeable...

make sure you still spend plenty of quality time with her, too, and see if she has any ideas about what would be important to build up in your pantry...  it can be pretty fun...  
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