I haven't been prepping that long, only a bit over 3 years, but have come a long way in a very short time. I am relooking some of my preps (checking dates, etc.) and today, since it was a rather slow day, I took time to look at my Bulk/Dried foods, stuff like rice, beans, sugar, etc. which I have packed in Mylar bags with Oxygen Absorbers (OA), stored in food grade buckets. I have the following: Instant Potato Flakes Parboiled (Converted) White Rice (I don't want to mess with Brown Rice) Red Kidney Beans Split Green Peas Pinto Beans (not sure why I have them as don't care much for them but they're here so...) And, I'm thinking of adding some 13 Bean Soup mix ($32 for 25 lbs), need to research how it will store first but think it will be okay since it's beans... Other then that I got Baking Soda, Salt, Flour, Sugar, Chicken and Beef Bouillon Cubes/Powder, Yeast... So, of course, I got to ask myself, Am I storing the right stuff and what am I missing? Or, perhaps better stated, What Bulk/Dried foods do you think are really necessary? Opinions/Suggestions/Recommendations?