A prepared pantry gives you the option to have food ready when you need it. Learn how and why to store these foods safely.
There are so many lists out there that tell you what you should have in your pantry and emergency preparedness. What they don’t tell you are things that can turn a saving stockpile into a nightmare. Flour, for example, is one of those. Ground flour, even stored in mylar bags with O2 absorbers, in a bucket, in a dark and cool and dry place will not last nearly as long as wheat berries will.
Imagine how awful it would be to learn that the 20 pounds of flour you stored for an emergency is now stale and worthless…right when you need it. That would be devastating! Flour is a good thing to have – no question – but for long-term storage, ground flour is a bust. It doesn’t last more than a couple years, even in perfect conditions, before it begins to degrade that causes a nutrient and flavor loss. There is a better way!
This article from Melissa K Norris, not only lists the things that you should really store but also how to properly store these foods! Having 50 pounds of pinto beans is great unless you are storing them wrong. Learn the right way first!