Hello fellow survivalists and preppers. Being a new poster to the forum, I wanted my first post to be something useful to a good number of the folks who will read it.
After thinking it over, I was at a loss. I decided to do a bit of reading and catching up on some things I had been putting off.
I did a post on another board recently, that some of you may or may not visit. Does not matter.
I read something a short time back, that reminded me of something else. This is usually how it works.
Anyway, I read a post on a forum that was done by the guy that started the forum. It was about a set of shelves that he built for his family food storage, that allows canned goods to be placed into it and automaticly does the job of stock rotation or FIFO (first in-first out).
Most folks have a standard set of shelves, and do this by placing the new cans back behind the old, and dragging everything forward as it is used.
Enter the automatic feed shelves or racks !
These shelves or racks are designed so that the cans are laid on their sides and roll on an incline to keep feeding their contents as the cans in front are removed, until they are all removed or in the case of storage, removed one at a time allowing the FIFO system to work automaticly. In other words. pull your cans out the dispenser from the one end, and add the new to the other, there by doing an automatic rotation of your stock for you.
These few sites that I have found show commercial as well as D.I.Y. units to allow for the best use of the information on this subject for everyone that reads it.http://www.improvementscatalog.com/product/fifo-storage-can-rack.dohttp://www.canracks.com/http://www.yourfoodstorage.com/storage_shelves?gclid=CM6d1InTx5YCFSCysgodNS7UyAhttp://www.ehow.com/how_2202439_rotating-food-storage-canned-goods.html
These should give everyone a good place to start if they plan to do something like this for their own storage. Hope you all enjoy this one, and I hope to do a good number of posts for everyone as time goes by.
To use a quote from a movie line by John Wayne......." The Lord willing and the creek don't rise".