I Store a five year supply of normal canned foods off the grocery store shelves for my family of four now that my oldest two are on their own,such as beans,corn and just about any other vegetable you can think of plus meals like beef stew, chicken and dumplings,red beans and rice and the list...
well I opened up 2 cans of cubed potatoes that I had bought in april 09, and while they were edible, I fried them up in the fry pan with butter onions and ham, they were starting to discolor, some of them were turning black, those I threw out. so I have concluded that canned potatoes wont...
How do I store canned goods where I camp at? Is summer heat a problem? What about winter freezing temps? Can I just put them in a hole 2 foot deep and put some mulch over them? I am mainly worried about the stuff going bad.
First thing - I cling to a lot of my clutter which frustrates me no end, but I justify it by telling myself that *whatever* may not be available in the near future so I should keep it just in case.
Am I alone in doing this? Should I declutter or what? I'm tired of not being able to have...
I have not found it yet if it is on this site.. but im looking for info on storage life on canned goods.. how to read the stamp/dates etc.. how do you determine how long something is good for.. what will stay "fresh" and for how long??