Protect your survival food from animals, insects, and the elements by storing them in sturdy containers. A good container should keep out light, air, and anything trying to eat your grub. Even if you vacuum seal food in portions, they should be kept in containers for safety and portability. The primary goal is to extend the shelf life of your stored food. The best storage location is cool, dry, and dark. Date and label the containers so you can locate what you need without having to look in every tub. Arrange your storage area with newest items in back and oldest in front so you are consuming them in order.