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Masters call it the 10,000 rule. Bruce Lee said very succinctly that he did not concern himself with the man who has thrown 10000 kicks once; instead, he feared the man who has thrown 1 kick 10,000 times.
You need a constant reminder of what could go wrong to assure you keep your food storage safe.
You really need to stay on top of your game with food. It is one of the biggest issues that turn up in any collapse situation. Food has always taken the number one seed in all historic collapses.
This is critical. The optimal temperature for storing your food is 55 degrees. Of course, not many people are going to have a 55-degree room for storing food. However, keeping that food in the house is much better than keeping it in the garage.
Storing food outside will assure that you lose much of the shelf life.
Store What You Eat
Dont store food that you dont know how to prepare or like to eat. It’s very silly to have a room full of foods that you cannot and will not eat.
If you dont know how to cook dry beans you either need to learn how to cook dry beans or forget about storing them.
Store More Than You Need
Just because you have the food that you need doesn’t mean you should stop storing. Having a lot of food means you can operate from a position of power. When you have all that food you can help others or barter.
Dont stop storing food. Just keep buying and stack that food!
Store your food in real containers. Use 5-gallon buckets, mylar bags, oxygen absorbers. Do not leave your rice in those cheap, thin, plastic bags. You are going to lose that food or its going to bust open and you are going to have a mess.