I know the main rule to long term food storage and it staying fit for consumption is light and temperature. I recently bought some off-grid property in the middle of no where. It has every type of resource needed except there is literally no electricity or running water anywhere near it. closest electric pole is 1/2 mile away, same with water. which is both good and bad. Eventually, I’ll have both ran to the property but that’s years away. My question is, I’m gonna have to move my food supplies to a storage building on the property I built but I’m concerned about the temperatures affecting shelf life. Here in the midwest, we get all the extremes, summer heat can reach 110+, winter, we can get down below 0 degrees F. Obviously, I am insulating this building quite well but was curious if anyone else had tried to store non-perishables in such conditions and what the results/problems ran into were?
I also have the idea to possibly build an old style/fashion root cellar. However, the water table is somewhat high despite being on a hill (lots of streams and natural springs). so I can’t go real deep, so I was considering an above ground root cellar built into one of the spurs of the hill.
Statistics: Posted by PREPPEDVET — Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:10 pm