Pack and Stack Bulk Food Quick and Cheap - DRH Part 2: S4-E2 #094

Pack and Stack Bulk Food Quick and Cheap - DRH Part 2: S4-E2 #094

Listen to the Podcast: Click Here - Today my friend Creek Stewart (and I) are going pick up where we left off last time… in our Home Preparedness Series and discuss:

  • The NEW surge in food (supply chain) issues AND shortages facing the USA. (and other countries) - HOW it may effect all of our lives… and most importantly how we can all prepare - now… 
  • 5 Gallon Bucket Food Storage: We’ll take you step by step through everything you need to know about how to quickly build your long-term bulk food storage including:
    • Where to buy HIGH quality - low cost bulk foods.
    • The simplest, most affordable (and effective) way to package your bulk food investment - so that it lasts 20 years.
    • And a critical mistake that can ruin your stored food.
  • And a lot more...

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CREEK! Welcome to the show brother.

MAIN TOPIC: Long Term Food Storage for Sheltering in Place: PART 2: A discussion and deeper dive into long term food storage and production options for uncertain times.

REMINDER: PART 1 focused on entry-level, easy to implement emergency food storage strategies for the average suburban home that require very little to no lifestyle change.

THIS PODCAST: PART 2 focuses on more robust food storage and production SYSTEMS that require more time, effort, and energy to implement.


  • WHY Long-Term Food Storage?
  • Importance of setting GOALS
THREE BROAD CATEGORIES of Long Term Food Storage
  • Rotation items from Grocery Store (1-3 year shelf life)
  • Bulk Dry Goods
  • Freeze Dried Foods
  • We discussed MINDSET


  • Dried beans, lentils, pastas, grains, rice.
  • Great option to gather a lot of food on a budget
  • Where to get?
    • Costco
    • SAMS
    • GFS (restaurant supply stores)
    • Country Life Naturals
    • Must be repackaged if desired to last more than 3 years\



Discuss Article:

U.S. Food Supply Is Under Pressure, From Plants to Store Shelves. Article Link to Article 

Bottom Line: Food and good supply chain is still fragile. Omicron sicknesses have made the problem worst. It may be months until store shelves are fully stocked again. 


WHY Pack and Stack Food in 5 Gallon Buckets?

Discuss: "Set it and Forget It" vs. Everyday Kitchen Food Rotation (from Last Week).

REVIEW - 5 Enemies of your Long Term Food Storage:

  1. Oxygen
  2. Moisture
  3. Sunlight
  4. Heat
  5. Active Biology: Critters, Bacteria, Bug

KEY: Eliminating first 4 threats prevents threat #5


  • 5 Gallon Bucket/s with Lids (Possibly Lid Wrench)
  • Mylar Bags
  • Oxygen Absorbers


  • Where to get? Lowes, ULINE etc.
  • Food Grade vs. Non-Food Grade
  • Lids (Regular vs. Gamma Seal)

Note: Quality Rubber or Silicon Lid SEAL is VITAL (Many Cheap / Department Store - and Building Supply Stores DON’T Come with Lids or Lids with Seals.  David's Source - ULINE 


  • Where to get?
  • What size? 
  • What is MYLAR?
    • Mylar vs. Plastic Bags - Mylar is Food Safe, Airtight - Heat Sealable

OXYGEN ABSORBERS - Size and Reasons for Using 



Review Full Process in pages 43 - 55 in The Disaster Ready Home book.

Shelf-Life Discussion

FREE Instructional Video Link (from Creek):

Discussion:  BULK FOODS are ingredients rather than whole meals so:

  • Store Spices
  • Print and Store Recipes with Bulk Food
  • Practice Using Your Bulk Food

10 Reasons to Buy Prepackaged or Home Freeze Dry Food


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