posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 07:47 PM
Long term processed cigarette storage would be challenging. I agree with vacuum sealing them, but dont freeze them over a long period of time. The
moisture in the tabacco will crystalize and dry them out.
Instead, if you have a safe place that you can put the vac-sealed items underground, you might find that useful. The regular temp and mild moisture
should help them last longer than room temp or freezing.
If they are to be part of a SIT-X long term survival kit that you are storing at a remote site, then they should last a while. I wouldnt venture them
lasting more than 6-9 months though, in any circumstance before they start to stale.
Growing your own is an excellent idea, as once it is cured, you can store it in a cool, dark place and it should last for more than a year.
Check out this site
for more information on drying, hydrating, and storing tobacco long term.