Re: Powder/Primer shelf life????
I keep my primers in several plastic dry boat boxes with rubber seals around lid, in a dry area (in an old blanket chest) in basement. Interior Alaska is dry country, my humidity meter stays from 35% to 45% humidity which I consider dry, plus we have a woodstove in basement, runs 10 months/year; no mold in this basement. Yet, my dessicant (alum) tins go from blue to pink every 6 months, and I dry them out in over, back to blue. Should I have any concerns? Any better idears to keep primers dry for long term storage? No joke, want to keep these primers good for my grandkids, so they won't want for ammo when the caribou show up.
Also, I have friends who keep powder outside in sheds in old military boxes. Now it gets minus 65 come January and goes up to plus 90 come June. If screw lids are tight, are powder jugs safe from humidity? I'd like to keep powder outside rather than in basement. Currently, I have it in a heavy metal job master type chest.
Whatcha all think?