This is a discussion on The Best Rice Tip! within the Garden, Canning, Long Term Food Storage forums, part of the Survival Food Procurement category; Originally Posted by smokeyquartz @ Redneck About the 30-year lasting rice, this is something I don't understand. SOCOM42 said he stores his in plastic containers ...
If you do a search for shelf life of products, you will find a variety of answers. Some just follow mfg suggestions. Some will be consistent about the length of time and I would listen to them. Some of the prepper sites also have this information listed.
@SOCOM42 has been doing this for quite a number of years and you should pay attention to him. I have yet to go wrong listening to his advice. He's been around for a long time and I think he may be 3 days older than dirt. He's picked up a lot of knowledge over the years and doesn't mind sharing.
keep it dry and you should be fine.. I store mine in leftover 24oz mountain dew bottles, as I have a ton of them, they are air-tight, waterproof, and food grade.
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It is widely established that foods such as white rice, wheat berries, rolled oats, dried beans, dried pasta, etc. will remain safe to eat for 25-30 years... or more if stored in a dark, dry, cool environment.
I live in southern AZ, where water is scarce. Rice is big part of my supplies for many reasons. And as 2020 Convert said, the water in the rice goes into your body.
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When I first started out putting away food, I had to devise my own way of prepping it.
There was no internet that you could google anything, no google either, that was 40 years ago.
I did know about Mountain House food and their process, so I set up to do the same thing.
Nitrogen, Argon, CO2 and O2 are gasses that I had/have on the shop floor at all times.
Today it is Mylar, O2 and moisture eaters into 7-1/2 gallon pails that are used.
The plastic pails came from St. Joseph's Abby in Spencer Ma.
The pails contained preservatives which they repackage into small jars and sell them in their store and other places.
I had hundreds of them for free, every so often they would have need of my shop services.
They would bring about a hundred buckets and a couple cases of preserves as a thank you.
I vac. pack frozen stuff to prevent freezer burn, but airtight integrity is all to often lost in aftermath.
I had posted a picture of a comm. shelter with those filled buckets a while back.
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