So, looking at long term survival options, I have heirloom seeds. But, I realized I have no carb type options. No breads, grains, rices, etc.
Anyone know what the top few dried grain options would be in terms of long term storage, ease of turning them into an end product?
I know white rice is a better option in terms of length of storage, but not quite as good regarding nutritional value.
My idea is to take three 5 gallon barrels / buckets, fill them with the rice and whatever other two dried grains I decide on. Then seal the lids on with caulk. Then use these:
It's a vacuum sealer for wine. I have a few and a vacuum marinater I use them with. They work amazingly well. So I could take the 5 gallon barrels, drill a hole for the rubber corks and use the pump to seal up the buckets and hopefully keep the rice / grains good for longer than the average 'shelf life'.
Anyone know enough about this stuff to say whether it'll work or not? And if so, what other options would be good aside from the white rice? Corn meal? Oats? Flour? Wheat something?
Any help would be appreciated.