Mylar bags are another way that you can keep food for long term storage. Some things you can store are rice, flour and other dry foods such as beans. The main things that effect food are sunlight, moisture, oxygen and rodents. Mylar bags helps in all of these areas. They should be used with Oxygen absorbers and food grade storage buckets to keep rodents from chewing into the Mylar bags. The buckets should be kept in a room that is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
How long can food last in Mylar bags?
- White Rice – 5 – 10 years – After 10 years the nutritional value starts to dwindle
- Brown Rice – 2 – 5 years
- white flour – 5 years – whole grain not recommended for longer term storage
- Pasta – 5 years
- Beans – 5 – 10 years
For step by step images on how to store dry food with Mylar Bag and much more, click on this article called “How to Repackage Foods in Mylar Bags with Oxygen Absorbers For Long Term Survival” from Ask a Prepper.com.