Long Term Food Storage

Introduction: Long Term Food Storage

I'm an aerospace engineer by trade but am interested in astronomy, robotics, CNC machines, Arduin...

With continuing rumors of war, hurricanes, great earthquakes in divers places, famines, and pestilences... I thought it was a good time to start my long term food storage supply.

While it is recommended that everyone have a 72-hour supply (See www.ready.gov), I wanted a little more.

These 5 gallon buckets each contain 25 lbs of rice, 4 lbs of beans, honey, salt, water purification chemicals, coffee filters, and matches and a fire starter. While not necessarily a well-balanced meal, surely will save you from starvation for quite a while.

Step 1: Assemble Materials

25 lbs rice

4 lbs beans

waterproof matches

Fire Starter


Spa Shock


5 gallon food-safe bucket

5 gallon Mylar bag and 2000 CC oxygen absorber.

Step 2: Assemble Bucket

I placed the rice into the Mylar bag.

On top of this I placed the beans in their original package. I pierced the bean bags to allow the oxygen to flow through the bag without spilling the beans (pun intended).

I then place an O2 obsorber into the Mylar bag and seal it using a towel wrapped around a board and ironing the bag closed.

I then place the honey, spa shock (in a zip lock bag), fire starter, matches, and instructions on using the spa shock (in a separate zip lock bag), and salt (also in a separate zip lock bag) into the bucket on top of the Mylar bag.

Step 3: Label and Store the Bucket

I then label the contents of each bucket and store the buckets in a cool dry basement.

This storage method should hold the food safe to eat for nearly 30 years.

Hopefully we will never need them!



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