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Hey all,

I am new to the forum but a long time prepper currently living in Florida but soon to relocate to North Carolina. I am looking for information on long term food storage safe temperatures. I have a supply of long term and shorter term food storage that has consistently been kept is at temperatures below 75 degrees even though I am in hot and humid Florida. My concern is that while relocating I will be need to transport my food storage and it will most likely be storage with out climate control for approximately 1 month in a storage container. Does anyone have experience or information on the effects of the food storage at higher temperatures that could reach in the 90's? Any input would be appreciated.

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I don't have specific info, just that it can shorten the lifespan, but my inclination is not to be too concerned over a period of one month.

Depending on the size of your cache, you might be able to insulate it some with blankets and clothing that you'll also be moving.
 

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Welcome from rural NE Florida.
 

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Welcome from the Carolina's.
 

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What type of containers are you using for individual storage. Vacuum sealed plastic, Mylar bags, glad ware, etc... If your storage vessels are air tight, condensation will be your biggest worry. If you go through a large temperature change, quickly, your containers can develop moisture on the insides. Like dew on the grass in the morning. As long as you are not taking a container from the snow and an hour later dropping it in a humid 100 degree environment, you should be fine. You may want to consider using humidity indicators in your packaging or containers. You can get them in bulk and they are not very expensive. You can also use desiccant packets as well. Below is a link to the moisture indicators. By the way, where in NC are you moving to? I am about 30 min East of Charlotte.

 

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Bob,
What type of containers are you using for individual storage. Vacuum sealed plastic, Mylar bags, glad ware, etc... If your storage vessels are air tight, condensation will be your biggest worry. If you go through a large temperature change, quickly, your containers can develop moisture on the insides. Like dew on the grass in the morning. As long as you are not taking a container from the snow and an hour later dropping it in a humid 100 degree environment, you should be fine. You may want to consider using humidity indicators in your packaging or containers. You can get them in bulk and they are not very expensive. You can also use desiccant packets as well. Below is a link to the moisture indicators. By the way, where in NC are you moving to? I am about 30 min East of Charlotte.

Good information but you've replied to a guy that hasn't been here since August 2017.
 
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