Bug-Out Storage Of Supplies- What Are You Doing

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Yard Dart, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator


    So you are working on your supplies ehh? What are you doing for long term food, medical, first aid type products and what holes do you still need to fill. How are you storing your supplies and do you have any methods to your plan that may be good nuggets for others.

    In my case, the above pic is one of my containers with some of my long term storage for medical. I mark each case with a letter so I can quickly identify what category the contents are. I live in a suburban type area and have a back up plan for evac if needed, which allows for quick movement via vehicle... if it is by other means, I will break these down in several other plans for movement and cachet the rest. With that plan in mind, I have many containers of the same type/size with specific load-outs.... but I do blend in other survival items to each case. As you will notice, there is also some Mountain House food in there....
    Below that layer, will be two or three means for fire starting, water purification, a tarp, can opener, rope and so on....

    This is one of my food containers... keep in mind there are many various packs like this, loaded with different things/variety of food stuff's.... I like Spam :)


    How are you doing your storage with supplies, especially with movement in mind for your prep's?
    Last edited: May 29, 2017
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Hadn't thought about it 'till now!!

    About a weeks worth in my bug out kit.... That's all!
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Get to work DR... now you have a catalyst [gasmask]
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Yes Sir! I'm behind on so many projects.... :oops:
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  5. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    This is not a BOB .... this is a long term re-supply/subsistence package that can be moved easily.
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Just rice and tuna.....
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  7. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    The Mrs is going to kick your ass at about day 3.......
  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    No space for a fry pan and taco shells. No cold storage for cheese, tomatoes and lettuce.... Not packing spaghetti sauce, or fixins for hamburgers. :D
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    I have a complete mobile camp kitchen.... there is always space for a fry pan.
    I actually do have a bunch of pasta noodles/spaghetti stuff and sauce... though it is not Primal. I won't donate it to the food shelter till it is close to expiring.
    Now if SHTF in the mean time... I will be eating it happily :)
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  10. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King |RIP 11-4-2017

    Somebody else that stores Spam...too bad my wife can't see this.
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    I need to replenish my Spam stock, down to half a case.
  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I really liked this idea of having the tubs be a blend of needed items. I have tubs of stuff that is all X in this tub, Y in this other tub, it would be awful to grab a tub of just spaghetti. I just bought two new tubs, unlike my other tubs these are clear so I can see what is in them. I plan to blend the items like @Yard Dart. And in honor of the monkeys, I bought bacon flavored Spam to go in these new tubs.
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  13. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I have these Stanley mobile chests, which secure nicely. They have a built-in lock at the center, but I like to use the locking tabs located at each end made for padlocks. The pull-out handle is useful, and the wheels on the opposite end are rugged and durable. I want to be able to move my goods without straining my back.


    You can find them on Amazon, but I would shop around a bit. They are a bit spendy.
    Amazon.com: Stanley 037025H 50 Gallon Mobile Chest: Home Improvement
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  14. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I have been picking up food grade buckets with gamma lids from a company called baytec out of texas and large plastic trunks. The trunks are pricey compared to rubbermade type of container but are way stronger. Dry goods go into the buckets and mt house cans are in the trunks . I pack them so they can be thrown around and beat up. I have yet to figure out how to pack canned goods, the stuff we use everyday, tomato sauce, canned fruit , etc.
  15. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    On your canned good you need to use them by rotation. Canned start losing their food value/taste after a year or two. Like Yard Dart we have virtual rooms in Aluminum military shipping containers. Most are one man but two are two man. We are bug in folks but can load up a "home" if need be.
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  16. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    @vonslob I am only going to place a few cans in my tubs. The rest are on shelves so I can easily rotate. As expiration date draws near, cans are rotated into the kitchen.

    **Off topic- always remember to store your canned foods up-side down in case of mice. This way they will walk on the bottom of the can, not the part you open.
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  17. madmax

    madmax Far right. Bipolar. Veteran. Don't push me.

    Ya know. I need to get out to my caches and check on them. Thanks.
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  18. NotSoSneaky

    NotSoSneaky former supporter

    I'd like to know if there have been any tests on the caloric value of canned food (Both commercially and home canned) after the " "expiration" / "use by" dates. Taste is subjective and to me a non-issue as that's what seasonings & hot sauce are for.

    FWIW; We opened a pint of home canned beef last Friday (canned 08/17/13) and prepared it with rice, dehydrated onions & a gravy mix for supper. Taste & texture were fine. Granted that's well within the "year or two" but that's the oldest item we've canned in our rotation which we've eaten so far.
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  19. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Goin for the Glory

    I'm going to get one or two of them there pressure cookers and start canning fish & venison. I catch a lot of salmon and steelhead and have in the past given quite a bit away to family, friends & to my wives Hospice patients.
    We are gonna bug in and defend our fortress come hell or high water, no need to run when ya can't run fast enough anymore....
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2016
  20. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I just ate some canned beef with a Julian Date expiration of 2012. Got lots, too. ;)
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