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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0
Murby wrote:

RockinB wrote:We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

Are you saying their buckets are somehow different than a normal 5 gallon or pickle bucket lid?

Yes. It’s designed to keep you out without a $7 bucket wrench! We used a very large screw driver and a pry bar for about a month getting into buckets of wheat and oats. We added a wrench with another bucket order and it was worth it to avoid possibly damaging the lids or gasket seals. We could have transferred it into 1/2 gallon mason jars but didn’t have any empty at the time. We use a lot of mason jars…

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 18, 2017 RockinB 0
Illini Warrior wrote:

RockinB wrote:We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

you must already know that Augason Farms refuses to use mylar bagging – and both their nitrogen purge or when they toss in 02 absorbers has a very limited practical life – it’s storage longevity is totally negated when you open a bucket ….

Yep. We opened a wheat bucket and an oats bucket for a dry run. We baked lots of bread, oatmeal cookies and ate a lot of cream of wheat and oatmeal over a year with those 2 buckets. We went through a few pounds of honey too. Still have some wheat left in a half gallon mason jar but we might use it eventually. Flat pan bread cooked in a skillet on a fire is a good wrap for eggs, rice and beans. Good for homemade jelly wraps too.

We wont starve and hopefully we will never have to open another bucket for the rest of our lives.

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February 17, 2017 sageprice 0
IceFire wrote:
I buy 50 lb bags of re-cleaned wheat for under $15. Same with oats and barley. Of course, that IS at the local feed store…..

Sheesh! feed wheat is perfectly edible. Learn how to clean and dry it. It makes a hearty loaf of bread and it is what you will be dealing with if we have a TEOTWAWKI event. There will be no special wheats, only what you can get. Learn how to deal with basic grains. Feed wheat can be had for around 10 to 15 dollars at most feed stores. It can be planted/ sprouted/or fed straight to chickens. Rotate it out and you won’t need to store it with special means.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 17, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
RockinB wrote:
We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

you must already know that Augason Farms refuses to use mylar bagging – and both their nitrogen purge or when they toss in 02 absorbers has a very limited practical life – it’s storage longevity is totally negated when you open a bucket ….

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February 17, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Murby wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:check for shipping with the LDS Church people … https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/prov … f?lang=eng

depending on your location you might be able to do a warehouse pickup …. https://providentliving.lds.org/self-re … s?lang=eng

Well would you look at that! LDS…I had no idea. 1 block from my house too and I’ve lived here all my life…..APN strikes again!!!! Thanks for queuing me into this resource…..”And the blind shall see”…lol

As much as I loath having any kind of association with any church, I did decide to find out what they charge for the wheat.

The 26lb buckets from Walmart w/free shipping still won.. But I’ll admit it was a close call and if the LDS was just a mile down the street, I might have reluctantly went for it.

you do know what OPSEC means? – you’re exposing yourself to the delivery of obvious prepper oriented goods when a covert and almost totally private transaction is available ….

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 17, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Murby wrote:

DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:check for shipping with the LDS Church people … https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/prov … f?lang=eng

depending on your location you might be able to do a warehouse pickup …. https://providentliving.lds.org/self-re … s?lang=eng

Well would you look at that! LDS…I had no idea. 1 block from my house too and I’ve lived here all my life…..APN strikes again!!!! Thanks for queuing me into this resource…..”And the blind shall see”…lol

As much as I loath having any kind of association with any church, I did decide to find out what they charge for the wheat.

The 26lb buckets from Walmart w/free shipping still won.. But I’ll admit it was a close call and if the LDS was just a mile down the street, I might have reluctantly went for it.

lol…religion preferences aside, I think its a pretty cool resource. If its good stuff, helps me prep, doesn’t hurt anyone, I see no issues…Going to check them out.

Those LDS’s though….I cant tell you the amount of times I’ve found myself in a dark alley face to face with one reaching for my Glock out of sheer terror!!!….lol(totally kidding of course)….I don’t think they’re a bad group even as little I know of the specific religion.(There is a VERY funny SouthPark episode).

If they’re helping prep, there’s good tendencies there me thinks….I cant recall any terror alerts issued about them anyways…. ;)

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February 16, 2017 terrapin 0

Do you have a garden?
Till up a corner and plant 1 pound of wheat seed.
On a decent year, you will be able to harvest 100 lbs.
On a “good” year, double that.
On a “really good” year, triple.
Try it.
terp

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February 16, 2017 Murby 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:check for shipping with the LDS Church people … https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/prov … f?lang=eng

depending on your location you might be able to do a warehouse pickup …. https://providentliving.lds.org/self-re … s?lang=eng

Well would you look at that! LDS…I had no idea. 1 block from my house too and I’ve lived here all my life…..APN strikes again!!!! Thanks for queuing me into this resource…..”And the blind shall see”…lol

As much as I loath having any kind of association with any church, I did decide to find out what they charge for the wheat.

The 26lb buckets from Walmart w/free shipping still won.. But I’ll admit it was a close call and if the LDS was just a mile down the street, I might have reluctantly went for it.

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February 16, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
Illini Warrior wrote:
check for shipping with the LDS Church people … https://providentliving.lds.org/bc/prov … f?lang=eng

depending on your location you might be able to do a warehouse pickup …. https://providentliving.lds.org/self-re … s?lang=eng

Well would you look at that! LDS…I had no idea. 1 block from my house too and I’ve lived here all my life…..APN strikes again!!!! Thanks for queuing me into this resource…..”And the blind shall see”…lol

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 Murby 0
RockinB wrote:
We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

Are you saying their buckets are somehow different than a normal 5 gallon or pickle bucket lid?

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 RockinB 0

We buy the Augason farms 26lb square buckets from Walmart at $18 a bucket. Free shipping and we pick it up at the store. All of our wheat and oats are in square buckets from Augason farms ordered online through Walmart. Buy the bucket wrench if you go this route. Much easier to open but you can use a screw driver if you want the exercise and ability to check out your first aide preps.

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Food & Water • Re: Lets talk Bananas ???

February 16, 2017 Murby 0
donba wrote:
I sort of did both, I dehydrated some and put them in a quart jar (wide mouth), then vacuum and oxygen absorber. Some I bought in a bag Free-dried, they didn’t seam to be dry enough. We put them in the dehydrator and pulled some moisture out of them. Vacuum sealed in a quart jar W/m with oxygen eater. Both seam to be holding up OK. A lot of the “freeze dried’ stuff we can buy seams to have quite a bit of moisture in it. Moisture in dried food seams to lead to spoilage to us, so we dry it out some more. A dehydrator is a lot more efficient than an oven, for drying food….

Do we take into consideration that an oven can reach temperatures dehydrators don’t? There might be something there for killing any bugs or bacteria..

What’s the longest you’ve kept the banana chips in a canning jar for? Any degradation?

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February 16, 2017 donba 0

I sort of did both, I dehydrated some and put them in a quart jar (wide mouth), then vacuum and oxygen absorber. Some I bought in a bag Free-dried, they didn’t seam to be dry enough. We put them in the dehydrator and pulled some moisture out of them. Vacuum sealed in a quart jar W/m with oxygen eater. Both seam to be holding up OK. A lot of the “freeze dried’ stuff we can buy seams to have quite a bit of moisture in it. Moisture in dried food seams to lead to spoilage to us, so we dry it out some more. A dehydrator is a lot more efficient than an oven, for drying food….

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February 16, 2017 Murby 0

I want to store some banana chips but have a few questions..

Can I make them myself and store for long term in a canning jar or mylar bag?

Been reading that people make them using just an oven.. wondering how well that works and if its enough to store them long term..

I also have a dehydrator with heater and fan that does great with jerky…

Or should I just go straight to the freeze dried stuff they sell?

I was thinking if I use an oven to dry them, then pack in quart jars, then back into the oven for another round of heating, then put the lid on and pull down a heavy vacuum w/oxy absorber, that should do it.. What do you think?

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February 16, 2017 ReadyMom 0
IceFire wrote:
I buy 50 lb bags of re-cleaned wheat for under $15. Same with oats and barley. Of course, that IS at the local feed store…..

I’ve done that too. But, it wasn’t very clean. I had a lot of sifting to do to remove a lot of bits & pieces, before freezing & storing. -k

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February 16, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

The amish store outside of Charlottesville, Virginia sells beautifull wheat at 50 lbs in the low 20s. They have about 5 kinds including Bronze Chief. It is about a 2 hour drive for me, but I pick up lots of other bulk stuff from them. And,,,,,,,,, we hit the winerys and cideries. :D
Reb

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February 16, 2017 donba 0

My local LDS site is selling Hard White at $11.75 for 25 # bulk. #10 can 5.5 ponds for $ 3.00 = 22pounds for $12.00 . Of corse this is you pick up. This is in southern Ca…….

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February 15, 2017 Blondie 0
Murby wrote:
I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

I came across smaller quantities at a Mennonite bulk store. Couldn’t quote a price per lb but it may be an option if you live near an Amish or Mennonite community.

If you stop in, ask about ordering larger quantities and pick it up at their store to save on shipping.

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February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

beprepared.com on 1 occasion refused to replace damaged goods they sent me. Well, I ordered once more, damaged again, they wouldn’t even return my calls or e-mails, so they’re done with me and about 10 other customers that I know. Their loss.

Honeyville, for me has a good product and I have never had a problem with them on anything that was damaged in shipment. I have ordered from other companies and never had a problem with them, only this one. The shipping is only 4.99 on anything you buy, whether it’s 1.00 or 1000.00, makes a big difference.

There are other good companies out there, you just have to check them out. But remember, you only get what you pay for.

It’s only pricey if you can’t afford it, like I said you get what you pay for.

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February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Murby wrote:
What kind of problems did you have?

You’re paying well over $1/lb.. that seems like a lot.

I’ve also gotten mine from Honeyville. And the shipping price is the reason why. When you price-compare at other places, you’ll find that the shipping will kill you, because of the weight. -k

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February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Honneyville has it for 58.99 + 4.99 shipping for a 40lb pail. I’ve been getting mine there for about 3 years now, have had no problems with Honneyville. Had problems with beprepared.com, won’t deal with them anymore. Good luck.

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Food & Water • WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Murby 0

I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

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Food & Water • Re: Oxygen absorbers or vacuuming?

February 11, 2017 Murby 0

For dried goods like beans, pasta, powdered milk, powdered eggs, etc, here is what I do…

Wash and dry the jars and then stick the empty jars in the oven at 225° for an hour. Turn oven off and let them cool until barely warm. This makes sure they are bone dry and sterile.

Fill them with product

Stick them back in the oven at around 225° to 250°.. but this time you have to monitor them. You want to get the jar hot, but not the contents. Heat the jar up until its just hot enough that you don’t want to pick it up with bare hands.

Pull the jars out one at a time, insert oxygen absorber, place the lid (not the screw ring) on top, then apply deep vacuum to 27 inches of Hg.. We use a rotary vane vacuum pump from Harbor Freight.. its original purpose is to evacuate air conditioning systems so it pulls a nice hard vacuum. It takes our pump about 8 seconds to pull down a 1/2 gallon jar.

That’s it.. done. Contents should last 10 to 20 years.

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:04 pm