Condensation on some of the labels. We are looking our cans over, and anything that’s bad, get’s replaced.
The water came from an Ice chest / storage we used before building the pantry.
Some of the cans on the bottom got wet from condensation.
The Ice chest was great for keeping cans from freezing.
However, We also used the cooler as a bench and cleaning platform.
Water got spilled on the top and in to the cooler.
This pantry is dry and will be above freezing for the winter.
We are replacing bad cans today. The key is a little at a time.
We had rust on some of them from bad storage.
“Most cans are rated, for two years, but how long can a can last? Indefinitely. Most shelf-stable foods are safe indefinitely. In fact, canned goods will last for years, as long as the can itself is in good condition (no rust, dents, or swelling). Packaged foods (cereal, pasta, cookies) will be safe past the ‘best by’ date, although they may eventually become stale or develop an off flavor.” Oct 6, 2022 as per the USDA
How Many Mouths Will You Feed In Hard Times?
We are now raising: chickens, quail – rabbits (Spring of 2023) – Next Hogs and cows.
We are using a Joe Salatin-type program.
We must remember; Mr. Salatin is running a business: we are not.
Ask a question – how many people am I responsible for?
It helps with the planning.
I told a good friend once that if things get bad;
He could use his sailboat and get out of Alaska. He said within a second.
“No I’m responsible for 30 People.”
Yes, I got it. This statement started me thinking about how many people we are all responsible for if things get bad.