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Storing grains, pasta, beans, etc.

Adella Bedella
14 years ago

There's been a lot of discussion on this forum regarding stocking up and storing food. What are the best methods for storing some of the foods such as grains, sugar, flour, beans, etc.? I've been putting some of it in the freezer for a few days to kill any bug larva. I don't want it in there long term. What do you do with it afterward? The sugar and flour sacks don't fit into any containers very well. I hesitate to open it to pour it in something.

I've been keeping the old plastic and metal coffee cans so I may be able to store some things in there. My dh has suggested the five gallon containers you can buy. I may try that. I could buy some ice cream in buckets and save those. What is the best method for keeping the bugs out?

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