Advice on Food Storage Temperature Control
Short background, I am a retired female deputy from Orange County, FL. DH is a retired fire chief. Olo.
We are newbies to prepping but the first thing we did was get out of the city, moved to the center of the state to high ground to 4 acres with a deep well on top of an underground springs. So, job one, we have good water. We have been here about a year. I discovered your blog around the same time and began storing stuff slowly. We have firearms and some ammo, oil lamps & some oil, a generator and about 6 months of food.
My question to the pack (which is starting to give me sleepless nights) is this. I only have storage in the garage. It’s well insulated and kept closed. I have been keeping my canned & bottled goods as well as some big bags of beans and some rice.
After noticing the temp was starting to reach 90s I started to leave house door open to cool which brings temp down to 75-78, and my electric bill up. I’m worried that I’m too late & my stores aren’t good anymore. How long can I keep this up till I can figure out (& afford) this Mylar/plastic bucket situation. Small town of 2000 has no buckets, so I’m trying to find economical way to accomplish this task. Any advise from your wise wolves would be appreciated.