Storing wheat, beans, rice, etc. is usually covered quite well in a preparedness forum, but I'd like to hear about what other dry items people have stored in mylar bags/buckets or other methods. I'm going to be filling buckets/bags soon and my philosophy is to have multiple grains and possibly other items like spices individually bagged in each bucket. I've got gallon and smaller mylar bags with appropriately sized o2 absorbers so I could have for example rice, beans, wheat, sugar, salt, black pepper and other spices, etc. or a similar but different mix in each 5 gal bucket. I've been thinking about other things that I might like to add but not sure of their suitability for long term storage. I don't want to waste space on things that won't go the distance and I REALLY don't want to include something that could bloat or other wise rupture it's bag and affect the other items. I'd love to hear other's experiences with storing some of these items. Some that come to mind are: Other grains such as corn, oats, etc. - Any reason why these would not be good for long term dry storage? Vegetables - with a food dehydrator is this feasible for very long term storage? Is there not enough food energy for the bulk? Spices - I'd like to make small spice sachets for each bucket of grains, but I don't think they make o2 absorbers small enough to be appropriate for each spice, so I'm trying to come up with a way I can keep several dry spices separated but in the same mylar bag utilizing the same O2 absorber - and not have them all taste the same years later. Seeds - Heirloom seeds for establishing crops. I think these would store pretty well, just wondering how others have done it. Vitamins/medicinal herbs - just how long will multivitamins or vitamin C tabs for example be of use stored this way? I know they will be more susceptible to temperature but other than that. Drugs - Ibuprophen, etc. Any dry pill. Guess they would all vary greatly in shelf life, but just wondering if kept cool (say buried 6-8ft?) would some be useable 10 years later?