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Sorry if this has been covered but I search for it on the forum and didn't find anything. I want to buy some food storage from a long term storage food company and I wanted to know what the best company was for quality and price? I think this may come up so I'll cover it, I want to diversify what I am storing with a company for the JIK factor.
 

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Honestly, I think they are all too expensive and don't taste very good. It is much cheaper to buy it yourself and package it up. This way you know what you are getting and you buy foods that you enjoy. I buy bags of rice and store them in old jars and bottles with O2 absorbers in them. They have lasted years so far. I rotate them out every so often.

I got a Wise food sample and it was boring and bland. I could have purchased 3-4 times the amount of food for the price of the sample.
 

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Honestly, I think they are all too expensive and don't taste very good. It is much cheaper to buy it yourself and package it up. This way you know what you are getting and you buy foods that you enjoy. I buy bags of rice and store them in old jars and bottles with O2 absorbers in them. They have lasted years so far. I rotate them out every so often.

I got a Wise food sample and it was boring and bland. I could have purchased 3-4 times the amount of food for the price of the sample.
Thats what I was thinking but, what if I screw up some of the storage I have then I'll have a back up! Might taste like crap and is exspensive but I'll have something. I also wouldn't buy a lot just maybe 3 months!
 

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I believe Walmart is about the best place to get long term storage foods you just need to do a little research on what to store and how long they will last. You may find a lot of thing you normally eat can last a few years.
 

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Do your research on canning and storing food. It is pretty simple and straight forward. Bay leaves and O2 absorbers are key. Hell, I've been storing pasta, beans and rice in old 2 liter soda bottles for years. I rotate them out about every 3-4 years - never a problem.
 

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I think if I had a lot of extra cash I would probably go ahead and buy one of their long term packages maybe two just to get that part of prepping out of the way but I would still ad a few other items. I heard of people getting good deals buying from the Latter Day Saints pantry as it is their custom to store two years of food and they have been doing it for many years.
 

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I think its to keep bugs away.i store rice in food grade 5 gal buckets i get from work with olive oil and bay leaves.i had rice that was maybe 3 yrs old and was stilk like fresh from the grocery store.
 

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There is Wise, Go Foods and Mountain House. I've seen Go Foods in Whole Foods and Good Foods (similar to Whole Foods) on the shelf. Mountain House can be bought in places like Dicks, Sportsman Warehouse and other sporting good places. I have both Wise and Mountain House brands but also have stored things like beans, rice etc in Plastic cans in Mylar bags as well. Many plan old can goods also last up to 5 years or longer. Basically the date on a can is the best eaten by date and unless the can is dented, expanding or rusted they should still be eatable though maybe not as tasty as they where before the date on them. Vegetables seems to keep a rather long time and some can meats also..
 

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be careful to get ALL the olive oil out--it goes rancid quickly
well its not soaked in oil.its a light coat on the lid so far i eaten rice thats 3 yrs old maybe older and still fresh the bay leaves don't affect flavor and no bugs or anything.i learned to save rice like that from my mother and she learned from her mother and so on.that's why i don't save brown rice the oil make it go rancid. and yuck nadty.
 
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