Originally Posted by Aceman
I want oatmeal. Preferably instat. In a bad situation, ease of use is important to me. Less has is less hassle.
I'm just easing into LT food storage, so I'm ok with that. I'll get into raw oat rollers later.
Primitive fire technique is good, but BIC > friction bow any day. Seems the same here.
I wholeheartedly agree, I don't store oat groats. We have oatmeal. About 100 lbs at the moment. We try to restock at about this point, keeping around 150lbs max in the basement.
I would honestly store more, but it takes up the most space of everything we bucket. (per pound) We go through about 5lbs a month in normal times..
I agree on the BIC > friction bow.. but I know how, and most importantly HAVE started fires with many primitive methods, and so have a deep arsenal of methods. Heating with a wood stove gives you plenty of chances in late Oct. and late Mar. to practice your fire starting skills. Our stove is cooling right now, won't relight until Monday night it looks like.
I will point out I have never seen instant oatmeal in 25 or 50 pound bags.