How To Store Emergency Supplies Outside
Normal food storage rules apply so make sure the space is free of moisture and kept at a normal room temperature.
How to store emergency supplies outside. Store your food supplies somewhere cool and dry. Ideal for emergency lighting in the home office or auto. You can store it in large garbage cans outdoors to keep it out of your way.
It is best to store water barrels off. Replace non-store-bought water every 6 months. Store only items that are not sensitive to a fluctuation in temperature in these areas.
Cardboard packaging can quickly get moldy. Cots Emergency Food MREs Blankets Medical first aid supplies and more. Never store store-bought foods in their original packaging in the basement.
A dry basement is ideal and can work provided you keep the emergency food storage dry cool and away from the vermin and the elements. Use Food Grade 3 or 5 gallon buckets to store like items or categories or emergency kits. Observe the expiration date for store-bought water.
Water barrels stored outside should have plenty of headspace to allow for freezing and be protected from direct sun which will break down the plastic and can promote algae growth. The other half gallon is for adding to food and washing. Reusing Commercial Water Bottles.
Store a generous amount of pellets as they are difficult to find at times. If you have a pack that no longer accompanies you on the trail give it a second life as part of your emergency. Emergency candle that burns for up to 55 hours.
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