So, I want to stash some longterm food. I've never done this before but I've been reading around here and watched a few youtube videos. Here is the tentative plan: Buy 200 lbs of rice, 100 lbs of beans 8 five-gallon buckets, food grade and white, with gamma lids (should hold 300 lbs, according to what I've read on here) 8 20x30 7.5 mil mylar bags 2000 cc of O2 packets per bag I plan to seal using an iron and 2x4 Comments and criticisms? This is just my first step, I will be getting more fancy items once I complete this (condiments, etc.). Few questions: I've read that 1lb of rice makes 10 servings, is that about right? If so, and assuming beans make approximately the same, that is 3000 servings of food. Three person family eating three meals per day, is about 330 days of food. Am I off here? Does unopened hot sauce and/or soy sauce go bad? I am reading conflicting things on the internet. Can you do pasta the same way? Will it also have a 20-30 year shelf life? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!