My husband has been guzzling gallons of Diet Pepsi with my blessing. You see, I need 25 empty 2-liter soda bottles so I can store my 50 lbs. of dried milk! He’s such a gallant man!
Most of the dried food we buy in bulk at the grocery store doesn’t come in packaging suitable for long-term storage. I currently have about 30 lbs. of rice in flimsy plastic bags that would certainly pose no serious barrier to a few determined bugs.
You can purchase PETE containers, but you get a free 2-liter soda bottle every time you buy soda! You can also use juice and Gatorade bottles. The one purchase you’ll need to make is a package of oxygen absorbers. Keep in mind that once you open the package of absorbers, they immediately start to absorb…oxygen! Therefore, you need to use them all at one time and quickly!
Line up your PETE containers, set out your food to be stored, grab a funnel and then follow these instructions. I always need some help doing this. Setting out to store a one-month or six-month supply of food, or more, is an expensive venture. I appreciate FREE anything, especially if it helps with my food storage goals.
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