These very things will be OH so valuable when the SHTF.
We put food stores together over these holidays. Threw away old spoiled stuff and out dated cans.
Next is long term water.
Oh, MUSIBIKE, I wish I'd found you earlier. No need to throw away "outdated" canned foods. They'll out-live you.
Twice in our history, canned foods that were over 100 years old were found, opened and found to be edible.
See the articles at How long will canned foods store?
This is true. I tore down a building on some property that I bought. My dad was there and it had several canning jars full of pears dated 1974. I thought he just wanted the jars. Hell he made what tasted like apple cobbler and didn't tell me til after I ate it. Damn good stuff. BTW besides ammo etc, water and water purification should be top on everyones list.
I ordered enough water purification tablets today to fix 150 quarts of water. Also got some survival food bars. This is what you use after all of the stuff you stock piled away finally gets used up. This will give us a month of survivability while finding a new place to go live if the hood does not recover from whatever situation occurs.
We threw out some cans that were getting ready to pop open. That is bad stuff to eat!
If it is just out dated, we will boil it up to kill what ever is in it then eat it. Not going to be picky when these kind of cans are the last ones left.
Another thing to come across is pet food. Store up some extra pet food so you do not have to share you stuff with them.
Bin Laudin recomending attacks on us and Israel. OBAMA getting ready to take control. This is all some scary stuff. And, it is all true. Never thought I would see this bad dream actually come to pass for real. But, it now is.
Digital TV will be absolute control of the media by the government. A system that can report that you are watching something specifically per an account. Most likely these boxes will be able to transmit your conversations to a monitor data base? Maybe even video?
Canned foods last about forever as long as the can hasn't been compromised. Fruits are safe. Nothing that can grow on fruit can harm you. It either turns to alcohol or fruit mold. While fruit mold is quite disgusting, it's not harmful. Veggies are a different story. If their bulging toss them for sure. you can't boil away botulism toxin.
If you want to keep your cans from degrading, coat them in paraffin wax before you put them up. Just heat it in a double broiler and dip then let harden.