It's best to buy them split, since split peas don't need to be soaked and cook fairly quickly. They're commonly used to make soups. The 5 gallon bucket holds approximately 39 pounds of split green peas.
Be prepared and have your food storage on hand!
Each bucket of dry beans is sealed with oxygen absorbers. Each bucket has a tear tab lid which contains a rubber gasket. Our plastic food grade buckets may be reused several times. If stored in a cool, dry place, beans should last 10+ years. In an emergency situation, boiling the beans in water for 20 minutes will kill any bacteria and will still give you some nutrition.