Storing Food

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  1. Danny

    Danny Active Member

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    I'm buying a couple hundred pounds of dried beans, corn, wheat, etc, my question is; should it be stored in the freezer or in sealed 5 gallon buckets?
    At first I thought of putting it in the freezer but questioned if the power were to go out would there enough moisture in the beans and stuff that they would spoil to change at that point to buckets?
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  2. shawnee

    shawnee Well-Known Member

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    I froze all my foods to kill any bugs. One week, out a few days and in another week. You have to let it defrost; when you seal it it has GOT to be dry. I use mylar bags (check Walton Feeds) and dessicant pkgs. When we moved I checked some of my wheat/beans/corn. Everything Ok and packed for 3-5 years. If you haven't used mylar bags, Walton Feeds has a site to go to that shows you how. Pretty good site, actually.
     

  3. Mid Tn Mama

    Mid Tn Mama Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Put a few bay leaves on top in the bucket. Bugs don't like them.
     
  4. Danny

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    The food is suppose to be in today. I suppose it will be in 25 lb bags.
    I will put them in the freezer for a week, take it out a week and put back in for another week then put in bags or buckets, right? How long will it need to be out the last time to dry out do you think?