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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Pinto beans (at least) require a high heat to actually cook. Beans and rice may offer goodly amounts of nutrition but it takes goodly amounts of water to prepare. It's a common mistake by people starting on the prepping path to stock beans and rice without taking into consideration how much water and how much they are willing to eat it.

Your solution is simple. So simple that you might not believe me at first:

You ready?

Canned food.

Yup, canned food essentially lasts forever as long as it's not swollen or rusted through. The color may go a little off and the nutritional value might drop a little but not enough to do you harm and it certainly won't go bad. The expiration date on canned food is to get you to buy more.

So go out, get your cheap cans of food of whatever you like. Canned butter, canned bacon (yes), canned chicken, canned whatever.

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[–] DeliciousOnions [S] ago 

I have plenty of water to go with them (well water with hand pump) but I agree that I definitely didn't expect how boring the food would get over time. Thanks for the tip!

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[–] totes_magotes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yeah, don't stock what you won't use or eat. Might as well just throw that money away. Also, don't underestimate the power of comfort foods.