(Modern Survival.org) – When planning for long-term survival situations, many preppers look to stockpiling emergency supplies to get them through the bad times. These stockpiles, of course, include food.
When choosing to store large quantities of food, it’s important to ensure the stockpile won’t go rancid before the time comes to consume it. So what is the best option for long-term survival food storage?
Seal it Up
Vacuum sealing food is one of the best options for long-term food storage. For one, vacuum sealing removes the oxygen that bacteria require to thrive. Without oxygen, bacteria can’t cause food to go bad. Second, this process adds another protective layer to prevent unwanted pests, such as insects and rodents, from feasting on your reserves.
When properly sealed, food stored in this fashion can last up to three years longer than traditional methods, depending on the storage conditions and the type of food. Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods are the best options for this storage process.
Canadian Prepper has created the following video to demonstrate just how quick and easy the vacuum sealing process is:
As the video shows, vacuum sealing isn’t just for food. It can be used to waterproof sensitive gear such as medical supplies, seeds for gardening and even guns and ammunition (perfect for keeping moisture out of supply caches).
After putting in the time and effort to purchase, prepare and store emergency food supplies, no one wants to have them ruined or stolen after the world succumbs to chaos. To see how to protect your stockpiles from thieves after SHTF, check out our article here.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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