Ammo Storage Tips

Posted: May 7, 2012 in Survival
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When stocking up on ammo, especially for long term storage you’ll want to follow some basic storage guidelines.  Ammunition in and of itself has a fairly long shelf life and the following will help to make sure your ammo maintains its optimum performance capabilities.

  • Store your ammo by caliber in air tight containers such as ammo cans.  Inside the ammo cans keep the ammo inside ziploc storage bags to minimize exposure to moisture.
  • Keep your ammo in a section of your home where the temperture and humidity are low and stay at a relative constant.
  • Allow air to circulate beneath and between ammo cans.
  • Keep your ammo out of direct sunlight and away from high temperatures.

Your ammunition is essential for training purposes, self defense and for barter purposes if a disaster occurs and society is forced in that direction.  Ammunition will then become a highly valued commodity.  Keeping your ammunition, safe, secure and dry will ensure that it functions properly if and when it is ever needed.

  1. I like the forward thinking on this blog…strange really – I wouldn’t automatically think to store ammo in this clearly safe, secure and intelligent way for “everyday” use…but when it comes to disaster planning and the possiblility of the world changing to the point where weapons and ammo were a matter of necessity for survival I am quite certain that I would have everything prep’d and stored as per details above and stashed in a apocalypse planning vault! I am very keen on my survival!

  2. rmactsc says:

    Thank you for the kind words europasicewolf. I appreciate it. Apocalypse planning vault is an excellent idea. Sounds like you have planned accordingly 🙂

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