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Preps that never go bad

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by RMTactical, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Assuming proper storage and no need for power, what are some preps that essentially never go bad?

    Firearms and Toilet Paper are the only things I can think of off the top of my head. I am sure there are plenty of others. What else?
     
  2. Woofie

    Woofie Disirregardless CLM

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    Water has been sitting around for 4.5 billion years. Just clean it up and have a sip.
     


  3. NDCent

    NDCent Socially Inept

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    Many tools would last forever if you didn't let them rust down. Glass jars if you don't break them, a pet rock :supergrin:
     
  4. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    Knowledge, honey, grains, salt, soy sauce, faith, ammunition, hand tools (from hammers to skinning knives), probably a bunch of others as well....?

    Some things like grains, salt & metal implements take proper storage methods, but assuming that, then useable life-expectancy is "centuries".
     
  5. PlasticGuy

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    Honey and salt are top contenders. Water, as long as you have the ability to boil it. Of course most tools as long as they are properly stored. I disagree on knowledge. Most knowledge must be practiced or refreshed from time to time.
     
  6. BMH

    BMH Lifetime Member

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    I think that SPAM is supposed to have an indefinite shelf life. But I'm not going to try it.
     
  7. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    :thumbsup: That's why I went with the word 'knowledge' instead of saying my initial reflex response, which was 'training'. Training seriously degrades with neglect, moreso than just 'head knowledge'. But I wouldn't disagree with your statement though - training or knowledge either one usually needs exercise to one extent or another.
     
  8. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Twinkies and McDonald's french fries.
     
  9. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Oh you are just too clever :yawn:
     
  10. Akita

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    TP goes musty in approx 18 months where I live. Probably moldy with enough time.

    Sugar, salt, ammo.
     
  11. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    I've seen sugar clump up in humid weather and while it is still usable, I've also seen it change color after clumping and got me tentative about it. Anyone know if sugar, can indeed go bad if not stored properly?
     
  12. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    Yup....Honey...One of my favorites & always good to have plenty.
     
  13. LASTRESORT20

    LASTRESORT20 LongTerm-Guy

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    `Only if it starts hanging out with the wrong crowd...there's No expiration date just Keep it covered and dry.
     
  14. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I just finished using up the last of some from Y2K a couple years ago. I live in a dry climate though.
     
  15. Babynine

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    Denatured alcohol for alcohol camp/marine stoves. I keep enough around to safely cook a few months of hot meals indoors in my Trangia backpacking stoves.

    I wish I would have bought more last summer when it was only $10/gallon. Now its $14/gallon around here.
     
  16. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Depends, it might be one thing to say what you know as knowledge declines. But if you've got some good techincal books, on whatever topic, THAT knowledge will never go bad.

    I'd add blankets/clothes/boots when properly stored.

    Some medical stuff remains good till its opened. Really depends on what it is.

    Firewood, some other fuel sources.
     
  17. bdcochran

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    Hard liquor
    Ivory soap
    Many items that are frozen.
    Water.