I burned through a few of the critical reserves over the last year and a half of Covid Mania. I am still in a good place as far as general food reserves go and will be refilling the rotation shortly with frozen and canned meats, fruits a vegetables. Over the weekend though, with all of the talk and news about returning to restrictions and lock downs...... I thought it would be a good idea to head over to the C.H.U.D. (Cheap Human Underground Depository) Or as Mrs. as Mrs T5R calls it..... Mike's Expensive HOLE IN THE GROUND and do the inventory about 4 Months Early. Usually do the inventory and restock in October or November. The C.H.U.D. is the 40' shipping container that I buried and enccased in 8" concrete top to bottom, very low humidity, usually dark inside and stay a fairly constant 50-55 degrees and divided into 4 compartments 8.5x10' (Food/Drink, weapons/ammo/reloading, Coms/ sec cams/TV, and a small living area with bunk beds, table, chairs and vented cooking area and a sink. I do need to upgrade the 12v lighting down there to LED bulbs as the old bulbs light kind of sucks as do any pics I take down there Being near zero humidity and consistently in a stable temp range makes the CHUD ideal for storing dry foods, canned foods and dried foods. It also is very easy to keep free of vermin. Not to be confused with the 20' container I buried 15 feet away that is a root cellar and high humidity. (Side note.... One does not simply dig a hole drop the container in and start pouring concrete.. Unless one wants the weight of the concrete to crush the container like a soda can ) So back to the inventory, enough canned fish, dry rice and beans to feed a small army, water in the external cistern/well hybrid system full and bacteria free solar working great and battery bank fully charged (A little 5000 watt system that runs a straight 12 volt system of pumps, fans and lights and enough to power a desktop, radio, tv for 3-4 hours per day with the batteries. ) No rust on the gun racks, no corrosion in the ammo bins. Then the horror in the hole appeared! The Critical stock of Mt. Dew Baja Blast was down to 6 twelve packs, my Tostidos cheese was down to 4 jars and not a bag of Frito Scoops to be found any place! Hey I hate Mt Dew but am a total Mt. Dew Baja Blast addict! And this is my SIRSN (Stuff is really serious now) stock pile....... Like head to hole, break out the likker and mix Baja Blast Burners and wait for the world to explode reserves. Only six 12 packs of the 24 that should have been there!!! Then I discover the two empty spots where that should have been fill of Spaghetti Os!!! This is important critical stuff!!! Everything else is pretty much within normal stock with Mrs. T5R raiding the CHUD on occasion for mac n cheese or spaghetti sauce. So back out and up I go to check the shed just inside the tree line that has the generator and propane tank. 30% of the propane is missing. Now I am getting a pretty good idea of where all the missing reserves went! One of my sons came and spent the Month of April here. So I call him and ask.......... "Oh yeah forgot to tell you that I was using the CHUD to play games on the computer and drank some of the soda and ate some of the food." At least he burned the empty boxes, threw the tin cans in the scrap metal trailer and and crushed the soda can and put them in the bags! And cleaned up the mess in the CHUD when he was done. Half tempted to replace the abloy locks and change the code on the elctromechanical locks and the hatches! But this is why Inventory twice per year, With 3 other people having access to the CHUD things disappear and don't get marked on the log HANGING ON THE DOOR with the big red letter sign that says MARK ANYTHING YOU REMOVE HERE!!! That nobody but me seems to pay attention to LOL. I am going to lock him out of the high speed wireless and the sat internet......... Now I know why I hit my 60gig limit on the wireless in April hehe and had to suffer through half the Month using the super slow high speed hughes internet. Lesson here is if anyone else has access to your stock and reserves......... They can and will walk away without you knowing. And then you to will be on a quest to find Baja Blast which is like finding chickens teeth around here!