This week our assignment is adding 21 lbs of Rice to what will be your #bucketfoodstorage, #masonjarfood storage or #mylarfoodstorage
Last month we talked about storing our grains and oats in buckets (and a little in mylar bags). Let's talk about another way to store- vacuum sealing Mason jars.
I love the bucket method for these grains because you are storing a TON. However, if you ever need to hightail it because, God forbid, an energy evacuation or simply because you'd like to take some camping, or road trip (hello ready meals for Thermal cooker! *another post for another day*), you can just pop a Mason jar full of rice (or beans, oats, etc) in your cooler (unless you want to carry a very heavy bucket with you). Here is a link to a great video on storing rice in Mason jars (below)
If you have a Food Saver machine this will be extremely easy and most importantly... Non overwhelming! (our goal). If you don't, stick to mylar bags or Bucket storage.
Again, some reminders-
*If you plan to rotate and use the grain or flour within 5 years I stick a gamma lid on the bucket and call it good.
*If you want long term storage (in am organized bucket system) mylar bags are the way to go. Blog post from Prepared Housewives is awesome
*if you want to just keep it in the bag you got it from, fine.. But keep mice and water in mind (paper or plastic sacks don't make for long long term storage)
*If you are using the Mason jar method and live in an Earthquake zone, prepare and protect accordingly.
And remember, once you just do it- will be easier for the next bucket/bag/or jar! ;)
Keep up the good work!
#foodsaver #rice #prepardness #emergency #Preparation
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