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Old 08-17-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Default Age of Stored Foods for Preparedness Use

We have some dried foods stored from the Y2K issue. Wife is asking how long the dried, bagged foods can be stored before use. They've been stored in dry containers. None have expiration dates on the packaging. We'd forgotten we had them.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Decent article on shelf life of some canned and dried with links to five different shelf life studies.

Shelf Life of Canned and Dry Foods by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. - Grandpappy
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Old 08-17-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Decent article on shelf life of some canned and dried with links to five different shelf life studies.

Shelf Life of Canned and Dry Foods by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. - Grandpappy
Excellent link. You should put that one in the sticky thread at the top of this subforum.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:09 AM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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That's awesome!
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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OP, it is always a good idea to try rotate your food stores. Bring those older dried foods up to the front and start using them every day as you replenish with some newer food stores.
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Old 08-18-2010, 09:19 AM
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The temperature of the storage ares as well as temperature swings can have a great effect. I would break open some and use them. You could at least check for palatability.
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Old 08-18-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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All great ideas, will do so tonite.
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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We have some dried foods stored from the Y2K issue. Wife is asking how long the dried, bagged foods can be stored before use. They've been stored in dry containers. None have expiration dates on the packaging. We'd forgotten we had them.
Could you define dry foods better...........like Macaroni, beans, rice.....what?
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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These are freeze dried sealed in vacuum plastic package dinners. Not MRE's though.
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