Hey STEEMiT! Not Ur Average Guy here and today I prepped about 200 pounds of rice and 50 pounds of beans for long term storage, and by long term... I mean LOOOONG term as this food will stay good for about 10 years or longer. As a prepper, I always have to think about what I may need in case normal everyday items are no longer available whether it's due to economic or financial conditions, natural disasters, etc. With a family of five, I cannot take the risk of not having food when crisis strikes... especially when it's relatively inexpensive to do while conditions are optimal. Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and freeze dried meals can be very expensive to purchase and store in quantity. I think the 50 lbs. bags of rice were $22 and the beans were just about $1 a pound.
This is a video on how to prep food for long term storage for survival situations. I prepped about 200 lbs. of rice, 50 lbs. of beans, and 25 lbs. of sugar in this batch. Using this how-to method, the dried goods I put into these food-grade 5 gallon buckets should remain good for up to 10 years or more if stored in a dry cool area. I am always prepping as I never know what tomorrow may bring for me and my family and I believe everyone should prepare, too. It's pretty easy and inexpensive to do when you take your time and do things little by little.
Everyone should be prepared to take care of themselves in an emergency by having food, water, medicine, weapons, shelter, clothing, and plans for different scenarios. You can't depend on the government to be there in when emergencies become crisis situations. If you don't believe me, ask some of my family members down in Puerto Rico that just got their power back now... while some of the others are still without power.