Saturday, February 25, 2012

Preppers Storage of Emergency Food

Dry Food Storage
These pails are one of the ways we store our dry food for emergencies.

They stack so there's little unused space.

They are rodent proof.

They provide a dark area for the foods stored inside.

They are easily labelled with markers. We label with the name of the food item, the amount and the date stored. We also use a symbol to indicate that oxygen absorbers have been placed inside.

These pails are great for such items as bags of pasta, wheat, corn, oatmeal, Kraft dinner, beans and so on.

We buy in bulk, then we open the containers and pour them into these pails. The only items we don't open before placing inside is bags of pasta.

All opened food items get oxygen absorbers and I'll talk more about those important items in a future blog post. 

These sealed pails are waiting to be moved to our storage room. Remember many of your food items need to be kept cool and in the dark if possible.  Pasta can survive extreme temperature changes but most dry foods cannot.

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