Sturgis '95, RFTW 2010
- Aug 30, 2017
I was tired from the long week and I have been recovering from a back injury, so far just had some steroids for the back, hopefully not too serious. So I slept in this morning, till 10:30 am, (I woke up at 6:45 am, had some breakfast, and went back to bed).
(12:45 pm) I have so far packaged for long-term storage 50 pounds of the rice in 1-gallon mylar bags w/ 500cc O2 absorber (10 cups per bag) and 36 pounds of long pasta (spaghetti 4 lbs per gallon bag) w/ O2 absorbers as well. I leave the pasta in its original plastic sleeve, cut a small hole in it so the O2 absorber can more readily suck up the O2, with the added benefit of having cook time and nutrition info on each sleeve. The bags are 7.5 mil and resealable. After inserting everything, I use the ziploc to close them and then seal them with an impulse sealer. Back to work!
Quit for the day, packaged and sealed an additional 30 lbs of sugar and 10 lbs of Buttermilk Complete Pancake mix. Then put those bags into food-grade 5-gallon buckets. I may finish tomorrow, I really need to make a run for non-iodized salt and some dry cereals to package for long-term storage, as well as some meats to can into ready-to-eat stews and soups.
I wondered where C Rations came from. You're now moving up my SL.