A while back I saw somehwere on the net that canned sweetened condensed milk would be a great prep food. It was also noted that since its canned that the shelf life should be "indefinite", as with most other canned foods, when properly canned and stored. I recently I tried using my google fu to confirm this, but alas it failed me this time. Does anyone else have thoughts on this for longterm storage? It should be like any other canned food right? maybe some breakdown in taste, color, texture, and nutritional value, but nothing unsafe about it? One 12 oz can has 1300 calories too!!!!!!!!! I know someone may pipe in with a powdered milk recomendation so I should go ahead and make this note now: In general I try to stay away from any food that requires water for rehydration. Water is a scarace resource where I live so I am counting on most of my stored water for drinking. I have mostly canned "wet" foods with the exception of some rice. Thanks for everyones help. PS: I am on the early part of my learning curve but i know most of the basics about food storage, so lets leave that for another thread (there are plenty out there and I've read lots of them).