First...Mods, I am not sure I am in the correct place here. I looked but didn't see any special area for canned food or mylar storage etc. I apologize in advance if I missed it. It wasn't done on purpose. I think I got enough Freeze-Dried Mountain House now and have started concentrating on the basic long-term necessities, like Rice, Pinto Beans, Split Green Peas, etc. I picked up 25 lbs sacks of each today but I want to confirm that what I am doing is correct for long-term storage. My intent, unless told otherwise, is to leave them in their sack and store all three in individual food grade buckets (pickle buckets purchased from fast food places for $1 each, cleaned with soap, water and sunshine) seal with Gamma lids that I got a deal on, $5 each. They will be stored in a dark place that is constant 45F-65F. That's it. I think this will keep them for ~2 years each, yes? Please confirm. If I store them with Mylar and O2 packets, how long will they keep? Trying to figure out if that is worth the extra cost and time to do for dried foods... I intend to store 25 lbs of Sugar also in the same manner except to put a large piece of cheesecloth containing a big handful of rice in each to help keep it dry; however, its package is a large plastic air-proof sealed bag...nevertheless, the rice won't hurt. I am also storing some Flour in Mylar that I had in the freezer for about a month. I figure that should last probably 2 years also before it goes bad. I know it's life span isn't real long even in Mylar... Okay? Am I on track? Comments/Suggestions?