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How much food have you stored?
Are you prepared to lose any of that product that you have spent your money on?
Nothing is immune to spoilage and the last thing you want to do as a prepper is place your food storage in an area that puts it at risk.
Of course, the trouble is that space is such a problem for your average prepper. We never have enough of it and we are always looking for more. There are some things you can store in your shed and there are some you cannot.
Dry food storage providers and manufacturers are very clear about the optimal temperatures for storing. They state that your food should be stored at 55 degrees. The interesting thing about this is that no one keeps their home at 55 degrees.
The best you can do is not store it in the hottest place in the house.
Where you store your food is very important. You want your long term food storage to be there when you need it most.
Keep it out of sheds. Your food should either be stored indoors or buried underground where the temperature is consistently cool.
You can spread food storage all over your house. Store it in closets, under beds, in bathrooms. When you have food all over your house you are living with some backup and that some insurance.
How you pack your food will also dictate the shelf life. Most preppers pack food in 5-gallon mylar bags. The trouble with that is when you open 5 gallons of pinto beans it takes a while to use them all up. You have to be realistic about how much of your food you are going to use.
Be smart about how you pack your food and store it in optimal conditions. If you do this you will maximize your food storage shelf life.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.