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Originally posted by Rocketman7
Originally posted by Vandalour
reply to post by Rocketman7
even if the can explodes all over the ground of the cold, collect the pieces and warm it up.
as long the temperature dont go up and down up and down.. then it will be bacteria heaven
Well you know if there is an apocalypse of any kind, like where most of the people die, everywhere will be tons of stored food. And millions and millions of rats.
Originally posted by Sparky63
Based on further research I think it is best to do your best to not let cans freeze. If they do, then it is possible for micro organisms to contaminate the can, especially if the can is deformed. If you must consume a can that has been frozen, do so as soon as possible after the can is thawed out.
Survivors cant be too choosey, but you don't want to die of food poisoning.
Originally posted by ignant
Picture typical NYC block where some 5000+people are packed in just one block, there already is a food shortage and power/fuel shortage. It's only a matter of time they will both be hungry and freezing indeed, due to artificial crammed living, people are dumbed and act oblivious to that.
It's important to live in a warm temperate and spacey terrain. Natural living. US cities are mostly the stark opposite of a survival scenario even in the tiniest of disasters, chaos will result.
Originally posted by saltdog
reply to post by Rocketman7
Canned food will expand if froze, some will pull apart at the weakest point in the can. Not all will do this, some...many items will be fine, but to make sure they don't spoil, you should try to have the items in an above the freezing point. Even being to hot will do the same thing. Any temp above freezing and below 80 is or for canned goods, but the best temp would be 40-60 year round.
If a SHTF and you had access to the storage facility, then get what you can...all you can and get it out of the extreme heat, or cold and you would be set as far as food goes...atleast a lot better than most.
I didn't say steal, but if its TEOTWAWKI then it will be a free for all with all the masses...it would be like black friday, and new nike air sales on steroids...all in one times 100 or times 1000.
You would be best to avoid anything like that...by having what you need for you now...but it is a good thing as a back up so you can really get a huge supply for yourself..if it was safe to go in and get it...once TSHTF.
Originally posted by neo96
wow people canned goods can last over a year but with the right temperature cold is not what anyone really has to worry about its natures refrigerator much like running streams and lakes and ponds even during the summer months.
That said every food product made today well most contain that most vilified perservative salt campings foods like mountain house is another reason it keeps so long.
Personally never seen a can exploded from freezing but never thought to throw in in the freezer to find out but i have heard about canned foods still being good even after 100 years but that was dependent upon the right temperature.
simple way to tell if its bad is look for dents and bulges if so forget it also if you know theres a food warehouse near you chances are other people do as well.
Hell there is a wall mart distribution center 20 minutes from where i live but not counting on it to be there if the shtf ever hit.
Remember anything you think of someone else a lot of others have thought of the same.