Food Storage Essentials: Storing charcoal and baking in an apple box

Storing fuel for cooking in an emergency doesn't need to be difficult. Charcoal is a very easy fuel to store because it has an indefinite shelf life, as long as it is kept away from moisture.

Store good quality charcoal, as discount brands are sometimes hard to light and have been known to go out.

The Kingsford Charcoal website now recommends storing charcoal in a cool, dry place. However, some people store charcoal in a garage or shed in the original bags and place them in plastic containers or large plastic bags for additional protection against moisture.

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