Gunny the Gun said:
Just make sure you cycle out the canned food every now and then to ensure that you can get the maximum shelf life out of them.
This is always what I thought, Recently thought I found a story about people finding a can of corn from the Dust Bowl era in a abandoned Kansas farm. This was done in the 90's so the can was easily over 50+ years old.
They cooked the corn, and gave it to a man without telling him this, and he said it tasted great.
TBH imo shelf life is just for them to cover their ass's in case someone gets sick. They have also found canned food on Civil War ships that were sunk, and they still had the nutrients in them. So really canned food is good for a lifetime.
Same with MRE's, a Dad's friend of mine got a MRE from 1942 while he was in Nam of 69'. I think it was chicken, he said it tasted fine, other then the cookie was a little stale.
As for me, all I got is a Colt Special Detective .38 (Snub), but I have a decent amount of canned food, I'd be good for around a month probably. My friend has a huge farm + hunting ground + his mom was nurse. Only problem is, all they have is a .177 rifle