As preppers storing food often sits atop our prepper checklist and is one of the main things we thrive to put together. Be it a beginning prepper or a more experienced one food storage brings with it a multitude of questions. One of the main problems associated with our food stockpiles is knowing how to store it safely. It is recommended that food be stored in a location that is approximately 50-55 degrees having no more then 15% humidity. Of Course these recommendations are in a “perfect world” kind of scenario and very few of us will have this kind of location at our disposal.
Now not having this prime storage location doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to store your food stockpile safely. You simply have to adapt the way you plan to store your food and adjust to the problems presented by the climate your currently in. Remember its important not to get fixated on the obstacles and problems you may have in your food storage efforts and let it hinder your plans. Your a prepper and moving ahead and adapting to your surroundings is what we do. So if you live in a much warmer or colder climate or one that present much more humid conditions you simply mold your food storage techniques to fit it.
Here are a few basic prepper tips and technqiues we think may be of help to you when prepping your food stockpile in not so ideal conditions.
- Be sure the area you plan to store your food is clean and dry before you begin to stockpile it there. Keeping your location as dry as possible in a humid climate is key.
- Try and avoid storing food items in cardboard containers in hot and humid locations when possible. Over time it can draw in small bugs and it allows heat and humidity to seep through.
- Rotate your food consistently. Label everything clearly on outside with expiration dates making it easy to keep up with. Remember in hotter and more humid climates some foods may expire quicker then it does in an ideal situation so do some research and watch it closely esp when dealing with bulk food storage methods.
- Take steps and plan ahead and adopt any needed pest control measures. You want to insure by time you begin to put your stockpile in place its pest free. Adverse conditions can be more conducive to multiple types of pest.
Again these are some basic things we think are important to consider and should be added to your preppers checklists for food storage. I’m sure there are many other tips that you can think of to make your food storage a lot safer and more effective. If you would like to pass on any more tips you feel may be helpful to your fellow preppers then please take a minute to leave a comment.