Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Food Storage Blog

Hi guys.
Here’s a good resource for long term food storage.
Dumping stuff in a 55 gallon barrel isn’t much of a good idea, but other than that there’s lots of info for storing, cooking and mostly organizing.

http://myfoodstoragedeals.blogspot.com/2008/04/catch-vision.html

FerFAL

3 comments:

Someone You Know said...

FerFAL,

Using a 55 gallon metal drum is an excellent way of saving money on your food storage and protecting your food from mice and other critters. Instead of using 5 gallon plastic buckets, at $6 US, you put the food in the drum. A used drum with lid cost about $10 US. It takes 10 buckets to hold 350 pounds of wheat or rice and just one drum for the same amount of food.

I would still suggest using oxygen absorbers and mylar bags if you store your food in a drum.

FerFAL said...

What would be the advantage other than mice protection and price?
For long term food storage the real advantage is the lack of oxygen, (mylar and oxi absorber), but in a 55 gallon barrel you put all the eggs in one basket, so to speak. :)

FerFAL

Someone You Know said...

FerFAL,

Truly, there aren't any other major advantages to using a drum compared to plastic buckets.

But - Some of your readers might have access to drums but not buckets.

And - You can cache a large amount of food, at a remote location, and not worry about rats, either.