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RMTactical
03-08-2012, 13:43
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?

Woofie
03-08-2012, 14:05
Water has been sitting around for 4.5 billion years. Just clean it up and have a sip.

NDCent
03-08-2012, 14:19
Here's a few items.
http://urbansurvivalsite.com/foods-that-last-forever/

NDCent
03-08-2012, 14:25
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:

quake
03-08-2012, 15:15
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".

PlasticGuy
03-08-2012, 16:29
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.

MoneyMaker
03-08-2012, 16:42
Marigiuana bahahahahahahahahaha

BMH
03-08-2012, 16:57
I think that SPAM is supposed to have an indefinite shelf life. But I'm not going to try it.

quake
03-08-2012, 17:11
...I disagree on knowledge. Most knowledge must be practiced or refreshed from time to time.

: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.

lawman800
03-09-2012, 01:53
I think that SPAM is supposed to have an indefinite shelf life. But I'm not going to try it.

Twinkies and McDonald's french fries.

kirgi08
03-09-2012, 03:17
You got mail.'08.

syntaxerrorsix
03-09-2012, 07:58
Marigiuana bahahahahahahahahaha

Oh you are just too clever :yawn:

Akita
03-09-2012, 14:11
TP goes musty in approx 18 months where I live. Probably moldy with enough time.

Sugar, salt, ammo.

lawman800
03-09-2012, 23:34
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?

LASTRESORT20
03-09-2012, 23:41
Yup....Honey...One of my favorites & always good to have plenty.

LASTRESORT20
03-09-2012, 23:51
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?

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

RMTactical
03-10-2012, 01:33
TP goes musty in approx 18 months where I live. Probably moldy with enough time.


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

Babynine
03-10-2012, 18:38
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.

AK_Stick
03-10-2012, 20:16
I disagree on knowledge. Most knowledge must be practiced or refreshed from time to time.


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.

bdcochran
03-10-2012, 20:28
Hard liquor
Ivory soap
Many items that are frozen.
Water.

RWBlue
03-12-2012, 19:24
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:

My mom sent my pet rock up state to a nice family with a farm so it could run free and be happy.:upeyes:

RWBlue
03-12-2012, 19:28
Twinkies and McDonald's french fries.

Twinkies do not last forever. About a year past expiration they begin to have a funky taste.

RWBlue
03-12-2012, 19:31
Firewood, some other fuel sources.

Firewood is wood and will rot if left in the wrong environment.

Coal....I have been told that it will sit in the ground for millions of years, but begins to lose it fire as soon as it is out of the ground. (This isn't to say that it will not burn for many years after it is out of the ground, but it is degrading.)

kirgi08
03-13-2012, 07:40
Keep firewood dry,keep your large fuel storage tanke filled ta the brim.Coal degrades due ta o2,coal isn't around my A0.'08.

quake
03-13-2012, 08:01
My mom sent my pet rock up state to a nice family with a farm so it could run free and be happy.

That's what moms always say when a pet dies and they flush it in secret.

Sorry for your loss... :cool: