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10 Dry-Packs 5 Gallon Mylar Bags and 10-2000cc Oxy-Sorb Oxygen Absorbers for Dried Dehydrated and Long Term Food Storage
20"x30" Foil lined, 4.3 mil ThickSealable With Hot Iron-Can Reseal After OpeningIdeal for Long Term Food Storage2,000cc Oxygen Absorbers made by Oxy-Sorb with indicator pill/eyeLight, Moisture, Oxygen Barrier and Puncture Resistant
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u/Teerlys · 12 pointsr/preppers

I wrote this up earlier today for someone who wanted to start getting prepped on ~$75/Month but also wanted to not have to cook the foods. I did include some long term storage as the first step anyway because it's so cheap and easy, but so far as consumables go, this is a good start for you.

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A lot of this is a shelf life and storage space issue. If you have plenty of room for storage, I'd start like this:

  • Month 1: This doesn't meet your doesn't-need-to-be-cooked guideline, but it's a really solid start to bulk up on available calories and requires minimal cash and effort, so it's going in anyway. Ignore it if it's not for you.

    Buy two 50lb bags of white rice from a place like Costco or Sam's Club. Find 3 food safe 5 gallon buckets with lids. Get Mylar Bags and O2 Absorbers. Then hit Youtube for instructions on what to do with them. If the Mylar bags bit will hold you back from doing this, then skip them and just clean the buckets then dump rice in them straight. Seal, date, set aside. That's 160,000 calories in month 1. Given normal pantry supplies that stretches things out quite a ways. Plan on rotating out at 7ish years if put straight into the bucket and 20 years if you use the Mylar. Realistically, with Mylar, white rice may be good for much longer than 20 years (most people say 30, but for the minimal investment I'd rotate earlier to be safe).

  • Month 2:

    Grab a Water Bob (not right now though, hurricane season has prices high and stocks low for them). Also, a Sawyer Water Filter or two. That gives you an opportunity to grab an extra hundred gallons of water in your bathtub initially given enough warning, and some water purification options later on.

  • Month 3:

    Assuming you have storage capacity, start looking at #10 cans of food. Those are the cans that are around a foot tall and very wide. Look for things that you would eat and would be usuable in your daily lives, but also ones that would be calorie dense. For example, refried beans, nacho cheese, baked beans, white potatoes, chick peas, chili with beans, etc. Those are things you can use in recipes at home, but can pick them up and store them for a couple of years first. Getting them in the larger can is a better return on investment/dollar than buying smaller ones.

  • Month 4: This is probably more what you were looking for.

    If your pantry isn't topped up with the things your family normally eats, drop that money to get a little deeper on those things. Velveeta cheese, crackers, cans of soup, noodles, peanut butter/jelly, canned vegetables/fruit, pasta/sauce, salsa, dried/canned beans, seasonings, canned meat, canned chili, etc. Date them and make sure to work through the oldest first. Having the normal foods you eat in bulk will likely end up being what gets you through most things (like the current hurricane season, job loss, winter blizzard, etc). Spending on these things can be used to fill out whatever is left of your budget when it gets partially used up on other things. I'd also maybe consider having some flats of bottled water at home as well. I usually keep 4-7 Costco sized ones on hand for my SO and I.

  • Month 5:

    Start looking at longer term bulk water storage. I like 5 gallon stackable water cubes as they're easier to move and use and you buy them as you have a little extra cash here and there, but if you want to bump the budget up a bit for a month and your wife won't look at you like you're crazy, a 55 gallon barrel is a better price per gallon than the individual cubes. Sometimes there's just no replacing having your own clean water source ready to go. Barring all of that, if your family will use them just grab a bunch of flats of bottled water and rotate them. Stacked high they don't take up a ton of floor space.

  • Month 6 and Beyond:

    At this point you're pretty well set initially for both water and food. Keep the pantry stocked and rotating. Add on for long term stored water as you see fit and maybe invest in something like a Big Berkey if you really want to drop some money into it. At that point I'd probably begin considering longer term food storage. More rice, add in some dry beans (roughly 5 year shelf life in Mylar/Buckets), and if you're feeling really into it you can get unground wheat and that will last 30 years or better in Mylar/Buckets. You'll just need to have a hand crank grinder or two to use it.

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    I get wanting ready to eat foods, and that's pretty easy to do and a great place to start, but as one last recommendation... grab yourself a Propane Burner and a high pressure hose for it so that you can use regular propane tanks. You may be able to eat cold soup out of the can, but it's a lot more comforting when it's warm, and you can pretty easily have the ability to add more of your foods into your diet (like spaghetti or mac and cheese) when you can still have a burner to work with.
u/PettaFile · 9 pointsr/preppers

We use all of our 5 gal mylar with bucket/gamma seal. Simply because they stack and give the bag and contents structure. Also an often overlooked function that should be considered is when the contents of the mylar is gone, remove mylar bag and you have a nearly air tight container for other food you harvest or forage as well as storage for water.

These are the ones we use and the link to where we got them. Good heavy mylar bags and absorbers.

u/cribley · 7 pointsr/preppers

As long as you use mylar bags, you could store your food in a pile of manure, and it would be fine. The container is to keep the bag from getting punctured.

Personally I use non-food grade buckets from lowes / menards / home depot, depending upon what color i want, and 5 gallon sealed mylar bags.

I do have a few food grade buckets and gamma lids for easy storage after opening said bags though.

u/Jenivare · 3 pointsr/preppers

I recommend these buckets. These lidsand these Mylar bags.

u/greasetrapSp04 · 2 pointsr/WhatsInThisThing

Ammo can but seal the stuff on the inside in a mylar bag with oxygen absorbers (you can also use the blue at litter its the same thing in them as other dissicants). You can find various sizes relatively inexpensively on Amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/10-OxyFree-Absorbers-Freshness-Dehydrated/dp/B001Y0Y8C6

u/grizzlyfireguy · 1 pointr/preppers

Thanks for the quick reply! So essentially this for the absorbers/bags plus the buckets?

u/ExcaliburPrometheus · 1 pointr/preppers
  1. Sawyer water filters are really cheap yet can filter an immense amount of water: http://www.amazon.com/Sawyer-Products-Filtration-System-Single/dp/B00MPH1LU4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413472747&sr=8-2&keywords=sawyer+one

  2. You can store bulk grains and beans cheaply to provide a large amount of emergency food using Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers along with 5 gallon buckets. These are what I got: http://www.amazon.com/10-2000cc-Oxyfree-Absorbers-Dehydrated-Storage/dp/B001Y0Y8C6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413472777&sr=8-2&keywords=mylar+food+storage

    Then just buy 5 gallon hdpe buckets for 2.50 each and lids for 1.50 each from your local hardware store. Add the grains, oxygen absorber, and seal the bag with an iron. Each bucket when filled with rice or beans will provide enough calories for someone for a month. This is wayyyy cheaper than freeze dried food and will last just as long.

  3. A crank flashlight with USB power, only $15: http://www.amazon.com/American-Cross-CLIPRAY-Charger-Flashlight/dp/B003BYROUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413472929&sr=8-1&keywords=crank+usb+flashlight . Alternative power flashlights are always good and USB power to devices could either merely convenient or a life safer.

  4. You can convert any trashcan into a rain barrel for much cheaper than buying one using a kit like this: http://www.amazon.com/EarthMinded-RBK-0001-DIY-Rain-Barrel/dp/B005CJFBJE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413473011&sr=8-1&keywords=rain+barrel+kit

  5. Buy some heavy duty plastic sheeting and Gorilla tape for general purpose use too. They aren't expensive and can be used for so many different things.

  6. With Ebola prep being something to consider now go and get a Flu shot. The symptoms are almost the same as Ebola (until Ebola gets really bad at least) and if the outbreak gets bad in the US you wouldn't want to have to go to the doctor to find out if you've got it or not. They are free if you have insurance and you can get them at most pharmacies.

  7. Find out what food crops grow well in your area's soil type and start experimenting with your own garden. Seeds are cheap and it is better to have a garden established before you need it to grow emergency food.

    I don't think you can avoid spending money to prep, but with these supplies you would be better prepared than 90% of people for not much money.
u/John_Q_Deist · 1 pointr/worldnews

Obviously everyone (that normally watch this sort of thing) is keeping their eye on the situation, so I'm going to answer this as if you are actually inquiring.

Thus far I've used US Plastic for all of my food and other long term supply containers. They have been great to deal with and prompt with shipping.

I've ordered [an assortment of these buckets](http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23220& catid=752) in various colors, because colors are nice and why not?

More importantly, though, I would recommend topping them with the Gamma seal lids. These things are fantastic. Who wants to be using special tools and wrestling with snap on lids when you can just spin one on and off? Pure gold.

The other few items like Mylar liners and oxygen desiccants I have ordered from amazon.

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TL/DR Doesn't matter what you do - we're all fscked.