Prepper Food Storage Organization – Maximizing and Stabilizing my Storage Space (Before and After)

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Mainstay Emergency Food Rations 2400 Calorie Bars, Enriched with Vitamins & Minerals (Pack of 3)

Before and After videos included πŸ™‚ Today I tackled one shelving unit in my prepper pantry full of medium and long term food storage, Go Foods survival foods…
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Mainstay Emergency Food Rations 2400 Calorie Bars, Enriched with Vitamins & Minerals (Pack of 3)

25 Responses to “Prepper Food Storage Organization – Maximizing and Stabilizing my Storage Space (Before and After)”

  1. HealthyPrepper

    Hi there! πŸ™‚ Please check? out my ‘Food Storage and Canned Meat! EEK!” video πŸ™‚ I have an entire shelf dedicated just to meat. πŸ™‚ Guess my meat shelf didn’t quite make it into this video here πŸ™‚

  2. brendahere

    I’d “prefer” everything to be within the expiration date. But life is life and few months before the expiration date I try to make a decision based on what the item is. I might leave it, dehydrate or repackage. I might send it over to the food bank or just throw it out. Hard to say until it happens. I have some protein power that I got for 25 cents for each quart. It’s expired, but feel its in a good container? and I really don’t see any problem keeping it for 10 more years.

  3. ytstimmins

    I noticed you dont have a “meat”? shelf. Is it somewhere else or do you chose not to go that way?

  4. HealthyPrepper

    Me? too! πŸ™‚

  5. preppingmama

    I hope you don’t live in earthquake country,? LOL!

  6. HealthyPrepper

    Great ideas πŸ™‚ Pantry redesign is always happening at? my house πŸ™‚ Keeps me off the streets πŸ˜‰

  7. survivadordali

    I have one big tall pantry unit that has a door – that’s the best I can do? with that. All our other shelving is no more than 3 feet tall. I have a redesign of the pantry area in mind that will have shelves with a retaining strip or lip in the front. Makes it a little more difficult to get stuff in/out, but stuff should stay on the shelf.

  8. HealthyPrepper

    I thought about the can racks but I have so many cans of different sizes that won’t fit in same? size racks. Plus you can’t see what is behind the cans unless you pull out all the cans. I buy lots of variety of soups etc. so I think in zones instead. If I reach deep into a zone I will get an older one I can use first. It’s not perfect but it works for me. I am not a big believer in expiration dates on cans after researching the topic and & rely on the old sniff and eyeball test instead. πŸ™‚

  9. millenniumfly

    About? the only expiration dates I’d worry about are tomato-based products. You can sometimes tell if the can is bad because the top of the can is pushing up, not bulging like botulism. Regardless, it’s always wise to use oldest product first. If you don’t want to spend the money on a large Harvest storage system consider smaller Cansolidators. There are also plenty of DIY projects too. Or, try to keep like cans together and in some sort of bins or even the original packages… it all helps!

  10. ErloeseUns

    No, the raw beans you buy in the bag….you can jar them or store them? in mylar bags….they stay fresh longer and are way healtheir than canned beans.

  11. HealthyPrepper

    Great point, Yes many canned products last much longer than the expiration date on the can. Toss any dented, bloated or gas filled cans due to potential botulism. Boxed or plastic wrapped products are more susceptible to going stale or developing a bug bloom so I repackage? those products by either vacuusealing them or using mylar ziplock bags with oxygen absorbers. Shelf life can truly extended by alternative means πŸ™‚ How long? Time will tell πŸ™‚

  12. HealthyPrepper

    What are your thoughts on? expiration dates?

  13. HealthyPrepper

    Do you mean? canned?

  14. HealthyPrepper

    LOL I? always need another shelf πŸ˜‰

  15. HealthyPrepper

    Sams’? club πŸ™‚

  16. HealthyPrepper

    Mich appreciated Kristin!? πŸ™‚

  17. HealthyPrepper

    Glad you? liked it πŸ™‚

  18. HealthyPrepper

    A little bit every day and it will add up over time πŸ™‚ Hang in there LG55 :)? Keep up the good fight πŸ™‚

  19. HealthyPrepper

    Thanks WP4! :)? That is good to know πŸ™‚

  20. HealthyPrepper

    Hey there LG55 πŸ™‚ We get “ghost” ants here. They do not bother with the food but tend to come inside when it is? cold out . they hang out along the window sills etc. I am forever caulking up any cracks to keep them out. They keep showing me new cracks though πŸ˜‰

  21. HealthyPrepper

    Most of the bulk of? the granola bars are vacuusealed. The rest are open market for whose ever’s fingers come along. We go through tons of granola bars around here. πŸ™‚ If I see something sitting out for a while and it is getting ignored, then it gets vacuusealed πŸ™‚

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  23. HealthyPrepper

    Hey? BG1969! Thanks πŸ™‚ Always great to here from you πŸ™‚

  24. HealthyPrepper

    We originally stored clear bins of foods in our closets when? we first started prepping πŸ™‚ Our ants are behaving around the sugar thankfully. I have more trouble with unprotected flour and pastas and cereals – if I buy any of those things for preps I know I have to go the extra mile to protect them. ( vacuuseal, mylar bags, oxygen absorbers and the like πŸ™‚

  25. HealthyPrepper

    How? do you work around that? Drawers? Just curious.