I just was out at Wally World and I decided to pick up a few extra food items to start my prepping adventure. This is what I got:
1 20lb Bag of Jasmine Rice
2 1lb bags Red Beans
2 1lb bags Black Beans
2 2lb bags Pinto Beans
1 12pk Ramen Noodles Chicken Flavor
I walked around the store looking for various containers to store this stuff in for now so the bugs/weevils or whatever don't get my rice and beans. I first looked at those plastic 20-25gallon storage bins, but the lids where too loose, then I looked at the smaller 2.5 gallon tupperware style stuff but it was way too expensive and too small. So I ended up buying a Igloo cooler, the top fits pretty darn tight, and its just big enough to store the stuff I just bought. I am mainly concerned with bugs getting to the rice, I don't know if they go for the beans too. I am going to be moving into a new house in a couple of months, and have hardly any storage space right now as everything is in boxes in the basement. My plan is to start small and then build a storage room or cellar in the basement of our new place eventually. I thought this was a good small start.
I basically need some tips in storing this food, and some starter tips for the beginner prepper. I am doing this for my family's preservation in the coming dollar collapse/scatterpoop scenario. I know there are tons of like minded people on this forum, so please, help a brother out.
Can someone please post some links to websites with tips or even some good places where I could buy food storage containers/water/food grade buckets? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!