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Cheap Food Storage Basic Foods How To Store Them- Why Stockpile Rice and Beans

Cheap Food Storage Basic Foods How To Store Them- Why Stockpile Rice and Beans


cheap food storage basic foods how to store them why stockpile food prepping prepper emergency supplies hi it’s AlaskaGranny Alaska Prepper are you wondering what’s the cheapest way that you can be prepping have a large amount of food for
emergencies how to get started with your long term emergency food storage and what’s an easy simple basic food for Preppers prepping well you may have heard all the jokes about rice and
beans beans and rice but it isn’t really a joke the reason people tell you grab
20 pounds of rice grab 20 pounds of beans and they tell you to do that first add that first to your emergency survival long term food storage stockpile well there’s a simple reason in a real emergency situation survival 20 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans could feed one person for an entire month one pound of beans equals 1,600 calories one pound of rice also has 1600 calories
if you plan for an average adult to need 2,000 calories per day 20 pounds of rice
and 20 pounds of beans are going to more than equal the amount of food you would
need in a month in an emergency situation enough food to eat your 2,000 calories per day times 30 days in a month is
60,000 calories do some simple math the 1,600 calories times 20 pounds of rice
and 20 pounds of beans is going to give you that correct amount of calorie count
in your food for emergency survival situations enough food beans and rice are also going to be a great way to pack in some
carbohydrates and some protein is that the optimum meal that you want to eat
every single day well of course the answer is no but if you had nothing else
to eat in an emergency hardship situation would you be happy to have a pot of rice and beans that’s how you decide
if you’re willing to stockpile rice and beans are you willing to spend the
amount of money stocking up on 20 pounds of rice and 20 pounds of beans so that
you could have enough food for one person for a month no matter what the price of rice and beans varies where you live and which store you go to shop but you can usually find them in bulk prices large bags and bring them home 20 pounds at a time but if you
don’t have that kind of money to make that initial investment stock them up
one bag at a time maybe a 1-pound bag two pound bag of rice or beans and begin to bring home the bags of cheap food from the grocery store when you shop then little by little you can grow
your food storage so that you have enough food in your prepping suppies prepper pantry stored properly rice and
beans can last for thirty years or even longer but you need to make sure that
you store the food in a cool dry place you need to store the food out of the air in a
container that can’t be chewed open or infested by rodents or insects so you
can’t just bring the rice and beans home in a bag and put them in your pantry and expect them
to remain there fresh as possible for the longest period of time you need to
seal the food up in an airtight container it can be as simple as sealing them into a
jar I like to store rice and beans in my extra canning jars it’s a nice size they’re easy to move around they’re easy to keep track of and
you can tell in your pantry what you have how much is in your food storage you can use the metal lids and
rings to seal your stored food in jars as is but it’s better if you add an oxygen absorber to the jar or if you have the FoodSaver vacuum sealer food saver to use the attachment that vacuum seals the jars with the food
saver attachment but sealing the food in the jars is a very good start to keeping the
air out some people like to store rice and beans in food grade buckets you can
get the buckets sometimes at the grocery store go to the bakery department and ask them I’ve had good luck with that and they give them away for free every time I’ve
asked for buckets you do need to check and make sure that your lid has the rubber gasket
inner seal that’s what’s going to seal it up so that it’s airtight if the bucket lid doesn’t have the rubber gasket it’s not good for storing food for it to
last you could store other goods in your bucket it’s still a useful bucket but
you need that rubber gasket to make it sealed up tight for your food you can
just store the food in the bucket with a tight-fitting lid and that’ll store it
for a long period of time but a better way would be to get the mylar pouches
and seal it in a mylar bag where you add an oxygen absorber and seal up the mylar bag one of the problems with using buckets to store food is that the bucket can hold 30 to 35 pounds of rice and beans and that could be too much for you to carry
around or move or it could be too much for you to want to open at one time you
can get smaller size mylar bags seal food up into smaller amounts and keep several
of those in your bucket another way to get the longest life out of your rice
and beans is to buy them already sealed in a number-10 can if you buy the food in
the number ten cans they have about 5 pounds of food you can buy them from the LDS or the Mormon Church online they come in a case of six cans of rice or six cans of beans the prices vary or another good option is to look at walmart.com you can buy
the Augason Farms rice and beans those cost a little bit more than the cans of food that you get from the LDS mormon Church but they’re also sealed up to last for
30 years they’re in a size that’s handy to use it’s not too heavy to move around
and most of us could use up five pounds of rice or five pounds of beans at one
time rather than 35 pounds from a bucket you can also buy them already sealed in
a big bucket from Augason Farms and the beauty of that is if you’re buying
them in a bucket or a can that’s been sealed they’re already packaged and
everything to last for 30 years if you bring home a big bag of rice you may pay
less for it but then you have to figure out the cost of the bucket you need the
cost of the mylar bags you need the cost of the oxygen absorbers and they may not
be readily available where you live so it’s up to you to decide do you want to
start small do you want to start with a middle-sized or do you want to go all in
and get a big bucket full of rice and beans for food storage decide for yourself how much rice and beans would
it take so you had enough to feed your family for 30 days if things go bad in the
world that’s a cheap way to have a bountiful supply of foods you can feed
your family we never know what’s coming that’s why we need to stock up as we go
make sure you’re buying foods you’ll actually eat and then rotate the food incorporate these kind of foods in your day-to-day
menu plans doesn’t mean eat rice and beans every day serve them once a week
every other week there’s lots of different ways to make soups stews
casseroles all kinds of things with rice and beans it’s also important to stock
up on canned goods packaged goods things foods you can just open and eat that are ready
prepared meals so that in just a short-term emergency you say the power
goes out no electricity you can just open something and eat it that’s not when you want to start
cooking your rice and beans short term emergencies you want to go to your
pantry anything everyday common foods that you’re used to eating rice and
beans require a lot of water for preparation these are all dried foods
that’s why they last such a long time so for every jar can or bucket of rice and
beans that you stockpile make sure you’re storing water then you’ll have
the things you need no matter what comes along be ready with enough emergency food storage learn more at alaskagranny.com
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30 thoughts on “Cheap Food Storage Basic Foods How To Store Them- Why Stockpile Rice and Beans

  1. I love to eat beans and rice 🍚 I am trying to learn as many rice and bean recipes just in case it ever came to a shtf situation. I want to spruce up my rice and beans so I won’t get bored of eating them. Lol

  2. rest of the world also stores cracked wheat called bulgur here. You can store that as well and it is inexpensive half a dollar a kilo! keep up the good job.

  3. I’m from Oklahoma and have seen effects of tornados, and all through the years I’ve seen the results of many kinds of disasters. I remember the different drills at school and public announcements they would show before movies at theaters and drive ins.
    I haven’t been in disasters or power outages, so I have some questions.
    These are good ideas, along with the bathtub liners for water. But what happens if you stock up on rice and beans, etc and you have to be evacuated & you have to leave it all behind. Or everything you own is blown away and all that is left is rubble?

  4. I store smaller portions along with chopped tomatoes with chili’s, sauces, or gravy mixes to make alternative versions. I include canned meats like tuna, salmon or chicken too. I throw in snack ziplock bags with desired herbs and spices.

  5. I keep a small "old style" (non-electric) pressure cooker around as a prepping tool in the event of a longer duration power outage. Can be used to cook beans (or whatever) quickly on any heat source that can be regulated, even gelled fuel like sterno. I cooked a 5 lb beef roast in a pressure cooker using a sterno gelled fuel can by removing the entire top of the container with a can opener. This provides more oxygen to the container and it will burn much hotter. You'll need to regulate the heat output of the sterno by partially covering it with something like a strip of aluminum foil, but it works great.

  6. THANK YOU! I like that you broke it down simply ☺️ that way it is easier to start and to calculate. Thank you again I love watching your channel. 💗💗💗

  7. Alternative way to cook and heat if things go bad. With a gallon and quart size new paint can you can cook and keep warm using tea light or votive candles.
    Put the quart size can inside the gallon can put 1 to 4 tea light candles inside the quart can and light them. You can regulate the flame by moving the gallon can lid to use as a heat source.
    That same can set up you can use to cook with, with or with out the lid. Just need to put some holes in the cans so oxygen can get in.

    With a muffin pan, tea light or votive candles and two sizes of clay flower pots you can make a radiant heater. Put the candle or candles in the cup of a muffin pan, light it. Place the smallest clay pot over the candle and then place to bigger pot over the smaller one. Cover the hole on the top of the bigger one up with a rock, can lid or something of that sort that doesn't burn to make the heat stay inside the bigger pot forming a radiant heater.
    The oxygen needed will be drawn under the pot that's over candle because of the opening around the candle in the pan.

    Bug out bags are back packs. We have four for the two of us and our two Chihuahuas. My husband and I each have our own with 4 sets of clothes. personal items and food needed. Each has two stainless steel water bottles,. The third is packed with over the counter medications, extra band aids and so forth, extra food and a quart size stainless steel water bottle that can be hung over a fire to boil water or cook in. The forth bag is the dogs bag. It contains every thing they would need for a couple weeks. Two 2 cup small stainless steel mixing bowls, They can be used for them or to cook in. Their bag also has two stainless steel water bottles. There are two 6×6 ft tarps in each bag. There are two ponchos and foil emergence blankets in each bag.
    Since our Chihuahuas are very small we can put one back pack each on backwards on our chest and one Chihuahua can be kept in the biggest pocket on top of supplies. Then we each can put our back packs on correctly and walk out.
    Helpful hint. Our back packs all have double zipper heads. I purchased tiny flash lights with carabiners attached to them from Dollar Tree. I pull both heads up until they meet and place the carabiner through both pull tabs on every pocket. This way the zipper won't accidentally get unzipped and you can use the light with you need to find something in your pack. Plus you have many carabiners that could be used for a different use.
    These back packs are kept in my pickup during storm season and all winter

  8. I believe cracked corn is the superior grain for the purpose of survival. It's higher in fiber and lower in simple carbs. Furthermore a 50lb bag was $6.99 the last time I bought one at Tractor Supply.

  9. The amino acids in cooked white rice + those is cooked dried beans DO NOT combine to make a complete protein. You would need to add some animal protein to a meal of white rice and beans to get your protein. The amino acids in whole grains such as cooked wheat berries or rolled oats + the amino acids in cooked beans DO combine to make a complete vegetarian/vegan protein. Because vegetarian protein costs far less than animal protein and can store a lot longer than some forms of animal protein, it is always a good idea to have plenty of wheat grain and rolled oats as well as dried beans in your long term food storage. This will maximize how much protein you can get for your food storage dollars. And no, brown rice and barley are not good choices for long term food storage because they will go rancid far sooner than wheat grain or rolled oats.

    If you want to be able to sprout your wheat berries so you can have a winter time alternative to fresh salad greens and other fresh veggies, you can store some of the wheat grain directly in food buckets without Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers so that the dormant grain will have plenty of contact with oxygen. Because wheat grain can harbor microscopic eggs of grain-eating insects, it is best to first freeze the wheat grain for a minimum of 72 hours and then let it come back to room temperature before transferring it to food buckets. The freezing will kill the insect eggs. A simple way to freeze the grain is to just put it into gallon size Zip Lock bags and freeze a few bags at a time in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. It does not take a long time to process a 25-lb bag of wheat grain this way. It is a good idea to each year open the buckets of wheat you have for sprouting and stir the grain so it gets a fresh supply of oxygen. If you will just be cooking the wheat grain or grinding it into flour it is perfectly okay to seal the grain in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers and let the dormant grain die. Using oxygen absorbers in your grain to remove the oxygen will eventually kill the insect eggs.

    Be careful to inspect any buckets of grain you buy from a storage food company. Many of these companies just dump the grain directly into the buckets and add one insufficient size oxygen absorber before putting on the lid. Keep in mind that oxygen does eventually migrate through plastic buckets. Most food storage companies will not tell you this and probably will not still be in business when you open one of their buckets in 20 years and discover the food has gone rancid. Rolled oats just dumped into a food bucket with one small oxygen absorber thrown in WILL NOT store for 20 years no matter what the manufacturer claims. If you buy a bucket of oats or white rice, open and inspect it right away and re-pack/re-seal the food in a 5-gallon Mylar bag or multiple one-gallon Mylar bags with enough oxygen absorbers so you really can get that 20 years of storage.

  10. I have been buying food in the cans to store away and pull them out when needed and move newer containers in the back and moving the older products to the front. When the state is through working on our freeways in my area I will be shopping at the local air base commissary to buy what I want to store and keep cool for when I need them. I have plenty of food, cooking utensils, and other supplies I need and is prepared for an emergency and my grandparents taught me about this when growing up and I never forgot it. I am prepared to live off the land as well since we have plenty of berries, and nuts growing up in my area and we have plenty of deer, rabbits, squirrels, and wild hogs and we lived off of that too when growing up.

  11. I like to can my beans with sausage or burger. This gives me a quick and easy, yummy meal when I make cornbread to have with it.

  12. Get the book " homestead pantry" on Amazon it shows how to make all the condiments breads pastas etc. Stocking up on only a few ingredients and spices.

  13. Freeze all foods like rice, flour, pasta, oatmeal for a week then thaw to room temp and all traces of moisture are gone. THEN put into mylar bags with o2 absorbers. There are insect eggs in just about all dried fòods!

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