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I was just down doing an inventory of what I have and what I need, and saw that some of my stored batteries are becoming rusty and all in all not pretty So fellow preppers how do you store your batteries??? Thanks

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Mine are all just sitting on a shelf in my basement and I've never had a problem.

Not sure if your problem is moisture related but I would think so since there is rust. Is there anyway they got some water on them at some point?

If its from the air, mine are in a room where I have a dehumidifier set at 50% so I keep things dry in that area which may be why I've never had a problem...

Are they alkaline batteries? Good chance they leaked.
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Not a bad idea to store some lithium batteries also. They will last much longer than alkaline.
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store them in plastic shoe boxes with those packages of silica beads, they keep the moisture out, also throw some of those packets in your ammo boxes tool boxes and bags to keep tools from rusting from moisture
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If your not going to use them, leave the batteries in the package.

Store in a cool dry location, like in an air tight box with desiccant pack in the box.
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I store them in the butter drawer in the door of my fridge. I originally stored them there because I had heard that keeping batteries in the fridge extends their life. I later learned that it makes virtually no difference at all. I was going to put them elsewhere but I realized that beneficial or not, it's a pretty darn good and unused stop to store them.
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I store them in the butter drawer in the door of my fridge. I originally stored them there because I had heard that keeping batteries in the fridge extends their life. I later learned that it makes virtually no difference at all. I was going to put them elsewhere but I realized that beneficial or not, it's a pretty darn good and unused stop to store them.
I have a story that might argue against that. When I was a kid I use to listen to a tape player while I rode the bus to school. I remember one time I was listening to it one hot afternoon and the batteries died on me and the tape player stopped working. It was cold out the next morning and I pulled the tape player out of my backpack and tried it again, this time it worked for about half of the trip to school. Later that afternoon it was hot out and the player was dead as a door nail again, but the next morning it was cold once more and the tape player worked just as it had worked the cold morning prior. Something about the cold temperatures either made the batteries work again or it made the tape player run off of less energy.
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I am a newbie, so my philosophy may seem kind of strange, but the batteries that I put into my devices I get from a shelf of new batteries which I never let get less than half empty. I always have about a year’s worth of batteries on hand that I cycle through.
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Alkalines = long term failure. I have Sanyo eneloops for everyday use for everything that's AA powered (I own about 30 flashlights), and energizer lithium AA's for long term storage. The ones I've got should last at least a decade.

I have a few CR123 powered devices that I use rechargables in and also energizer CR123 lithiums for long term storage.

There's a solar charger for the AA's and both my regular chargers plug into the car if need be.

Eneloops are low self discharge and last yonks on one charge if stored. You can charge them and a year later they still have 85% of their original charge (most rechargables are dead in six months). Combine them with a smart charger and you're set for a very long time.
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