posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 03:42 PM
If your looking for the most inexpensive possible I keep 500 pounds of raw rolled oats from a feed store. They're in 50# bags at about $16 each. Put
those inside of a plastic bag and 2 of those fit inside of a plastic trash can with a snap-on lid.
Replace every 2 years by roto-tilling it into the garden and use for bird food. For about $130 every 2 years I have insurance. Last ditch survival
stuff but it's better than starving to death.
It can also be used in traps to get rodents and birds for protein. $65/year is cheap insurance. I'd hate to eat it, cook with it, mill it into flour
to make breads, etc. But when the many hundreds of canned and many containers of dry food items run out, this is my NASA-level redundancy (4 levels)
If "IT" ever goes down where you will be surviving on your own for more than 6 months, quality won't matter. you'll eat bark off the trees and weeds
under the porch steps if you think it will help you survive just 1 more day. Cheap rolled oats is because I very seriously doubt the "big one" will
ever happen. But the birds like the rolled oats in the feeders and my garden flourishes with the rich mulch of my over-aged insurance.
28-7-2012 by tkwasny because: Addition