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    DIY Bucket food (beyond rice and beans)

    I am wanting to expand my stores beyond rice and beans. Those are cheap and a staple for low cost long term storage food. What else should I be looking at for storage that I can do myself, is cheap and can be had easily?

    Oats are on the radar. I am probably less interested in wheat, but I am not going to rule it out. Having a grinder and some sort of leavening to me is necessary to make bread and stuff, but educate me if I am wrong on usage.

    Also, is there a bulk place beyond Sam's and Costco?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorky_D View Post
    Having a grinder and some sort of leavening to me is necessary to make bread and stuff, but educate me if I am wrong on usage.
    You can get yeast out of the air. You'll just have to cultivate it a little bit... and then get used to the taste of whatever strain(s) you caught.

    Also, is there a bulk place beyond Sam's and Costco?
    Not sure where you live. GFS has some bulk stuff. Saraga has some bulk stuff.
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    Pasta is easy to pack.

    I'd highly encourage a grinder. Wheat isn't the only reason for a mill. Popcorn is another (as is field corn). Seriously though, for a disaster situation, why would you want to go into it knowing that you couldn't make use of common grains?
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    Not sure where you live. The local Amish stores have bulk dried potatoes and macaroni products that should store pretty well.

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    I live in Indy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosermann View Post
    Pasta is easy to pack.

    I'd highly encourage a grinder. Wheat isn't the only reason for a mill. Popcorn is another (as is field corn). Seriously though, for a disaster situation, why would you want to go into it knowing that you couldn't make use of common grains?
    Do you have a suggestion for a good grinder?
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    Check out: https://mypatriotsupply.com I bot a two week supply from them. Decided to taste an item many months later. A pleasant surprise! These are 'just add water' meals, not just bulk commodities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    Check out: https://mypatriotsupply.com I bot a two week supply from them. Decided to taste an item many months later. A pleasant surprise! These are 'just add water' meals, not just bulk commodities.
    I have the sample pack from them. I am prepping for 6, so these meals are a good thing, but when I am trying to get volume, these are a bit expensive for what I am trying to do. I will add some of this stuff over time, but I have to do this on a budget. If I had 5-10k, I would be all over it!
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    This:
    https://www.amazon.com/Country-Livin.../dp/B003UNNE3E
    We have used one for years. With proper attachments, it can do wheat, corn, acorns, almost anything. Human powered, but can be motorized or even run by your bicycle. Basically indestructible.

    We sometimes order bulk from Walmart, but we have Amish stores nearby also.

    Bulk up on:
    Honey (never goes bad if it's the real thing)
    Sugar
    Instant coffee (I never drink it, but it will be in demand for trade)
    Jolly Ranchers
    Miso soup (lots of iodine, in case of radiation)
    Dried milk
    Apple cider vinegar

    We have saved up some Wise Foods dried stuff and regularly use it backpacking. We only get the dinners - the other meals are too expensive for what they are. The Stroganoff is great.
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    I don't put away food in storage.
    I store what we eat.

    Enlarge your pantry, rotate stocks, and store more of what your family eats.

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