This week I decided to finally get on to the food portion of my apocalypse prepping. The guns are all set, I have my water plans down, so now food. After searching around the internet and looking at all of the food survival kits I finalized on doing it myself due to the high cost of doing it all at once.
I already had a small food vacuum sealer, but the clear bags weren’t going to cut it for long term storage, so I picked up 100 mylar bags from the internet with 100 oxygen absorbers for ~$40. For ultra long term storage, oxygen is the real problem and mylar is impregnable by O2. It took some trickiness to get my vac sealer to work with mylar, but thanks to youtube I got it figured out.
For this first batch, I chose the most shelf stable stuff I could think of. According to the internets, this whole batch should last 30 years. In the pic is 25 pounds of white rice, 15 pounds of various beans, 10 pounds of instant mashed potatoes, 8 pounds of quick oats, 8 pounds of spaghetti noodles, (carb party at my house) and also vac sealed a whole tub of whey protein.
I’m currently building a home freeze-dryer out of surplus scientific equipment I have on hand, so I’ll add veggies and fruits next. (or worst case I’ll bite the bullet and buy those if my freeze dryer experiment is a bust)
Anyone else have a stash??