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This is a discussion on Bugs in my beans within the Survival Food Procurement forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; I'm told sometimes that when you buy dry beans they might have bugs or bug eggs in them. If I dry vacuum packed them in ...

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    Bugs in my beans

    I'm told sometimes that when you buy dry beans they might have bugs or bug eggs in them.
    If I dry vacuum packed them in a canning jar would the vacuum kill them? I would think it
    would be hard to breath in a vacuum.
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    Mylar with Oxygen absorbers works great. Just make sure you get a good seal and check them 24 hours after your seal them to make sure of no air leaks.

    Dry canning works but we prefer the mylar bag option due to volume and space.

    Side note, we dry canned some Ritz crackers 7 years ago and we popped one open recently and the crackers were fresh and crispy as if they were new in a box!

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    Yep...Uncle Slippy has the right idea on this. Back when first started to prep..you was supposed to put the beans..or wheat oats..etc..in a plastic bucket and put a chunk of dry ice on top which allegedly since it was heavier than air..it sink down into the bucket to expell the O 2. After its sunk you put the lid on it and filled up more to hold up your bed. Most of the know how came from the Mo Mos.

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    Freeze your beans in your freezer for 24 hours. Then do the vac seal thing. Freezing will kill any potential eggs

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    Vacuum sealins usually isn't a hard vac. Use the mylar bag and oxygen absorbers. Any bugs remains in the beans just add to the protein content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Freeze your beans in your freezer for 24 hours. Then do the vac seal thing. Freezing will kill any potential eggs
    We do this with not only beans, but rice as well.
    Never had any problems with weevils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Freeze your beans in your freezer for 24 hours. Then do the vac seal thing. Freezing will kill any potential eggs
    Does freezing beans add moisture through the original bags?
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    I was really wanting to use canning jars. I mean I am going to have a bunch of
    canning jars and lids in my preps. Why store them empty? Save some room if I
    fill the jars with beans or any of my preps.
    So the question is,,,,
    I'm told sometimes that when you buy dry beans they might have bugs or bug eggs in them.
    If I dry vacuum packed them in a canning jar would the vacuum kill them? I would think it
    would be hard to breath in a vacuum.
    Taking your guns is like eating a whale,,,,,,One bite at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie View Post
    Freeze your beans in your freezer for 24 hours. Then do the vac seal thing. Freezing will kill any potential eggs
    Wow good plan. Thanks. That should certainly knock the weevils and eggs for a loop. Thats why old folks should store the flour and cornmeal in the freezer most likely
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    Hummmmm where I live I have seen it drop to below zero for days on end and in the spring we
    still have plenty of bugs.
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