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I am huge on rice. I clean out old 2 liter soda bottles, toss an o2 packet/bay leaf and fill them with about 4lbs of white rice. I rotate them out about every 2-3 years or so.

I have at least 120 lbs of rice stored this way.

What are your favorite things to store??
 

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Lentils are my favorite. Costco use to sale a 6 gallon container for about $45/50 with a shelf life of 25 years
on them. I have two of them sealed up and at my BOL. The BOL can produce veggies, fruits and nuts, but
lacks in beans and rice so I've gone "deep" into lentils and rice. Costco still sales the same bucket - about
44lbs I think - of white rice for $45. I have two of those as well out there.
 

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I find it silly to see people who have 10+ years worth of food stored. If anything happens, you're going to have to grow food eventually. The only reason to store over say 1 or 2 years worth of food would be prolonged extreme weather (cold or draught) or nuclear fallout. I don't personally see any of those as my primary reason for prepping.
 

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I have a huge garden, so stuff get stored from that. I grow and dry soup beans of several varieties. I grow and store dent corn for flour. I also buy split peas and bean soup mixes, rice, flour, sugar, oil. I grow tomatoes so we have a lot of stored tomato sauce, also more fruit jams than we can ever eat, pickled beets, green beans, sauerkraut, pickle relish, salsa. I usually have canned chicken and tuna as well. I store pasta. We have baskets of squash that we grew. We have chickens so we have our source of eggs and if need be meat. I keep a rooster and have incubated chicks, so we can raise them for meat. Part of this is the way we live, part of it is prepping.
 

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who mentioned eating 10 year old food? I wouldn't eat a 10 year old twinkie and those dang things last for ever.
 

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Canned meats. Tuna, chicken, ham, sardines, smoked oysters, SPAM, chili with no beans, Vienna sausage, and my personal favorite, beef jerky (not in cans, but I make an exception for it).

Rice in ready-to-make boxes. Canned beans (I love navy beans, and my all-time favorite, Ranch Style beans). Canned pears and peaches (yeah, I drink the juice from the cans, I do).

Nuts, of all kinds. Dried fruit, of all kinds. Soups, same thing.
 

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I only store foods that I eat on a regular basis, that way my system won't go into shock when the SHTF and the stored food becomes a regular diet.
 

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Does anyone know where u can buy bulk foods inexpensive -
I heard they have church ministries that sell bulk food


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I'm in New Orleans
 

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Mountain House, and Spam among other things.
 

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Alot of the same as folks on here. Spam, Tuna, etc, pasta. canned beans. We do our own canning, and will soon have chickens again, gonna try to long term store eggs. Starting the rice and beans on a large scale soon. Oh another favorite of mine, the Cambells chunky soups.
 

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Does anyone know where u can buy bulk foods inexpensive -
I heard they have church ministries that sell bulk food

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I'm in New Orleans
Sam's Club sells pallets with 1 year of food. Not sure how many people each one supports, maybe just one, but they're not very expensive for what you get.
 
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Rice, pinto, navy, lentils, canned tuna, chicken etc. We love pinto beans with onions and salt pork, but haven't found a way to dehydrate or preserve the pork long term. I'm also big on spices, Even if you eat the same food everyday, if you make it taste different, it helps with boredom and from getting a suppressed apatite. Maybe add dried hot peppers. Almost forgot, carrington farms beef and chicken bullion. powdered, light weight,a teaspoon and some water, soups on.
 

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LDS Store, the Mormons are serious about prepping
 

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One item that we have stored that people neglect is Powdered Protein. Carbs are easy to store long term, proteins not so much so I've taken some large protein powder from GNC etc and stored them in mylar.
 

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Another good tip, thanks Slippy.
 

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One item that we have stored that people neglect is Powdered Protein. Carbs are easy to store long term, proteins not so much so I've taken some large protein powder from GNC etc and stored them in mylar.
How long does it last? Any specific type, like whey? I may have to look into this.
 
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