I have all my rice, beans etc in Mylar bags and sealed in a food grade bucket. I have been storing my buckets in a crawl space (high enough to walk in) but am worried about the dampness. I have them all sitting on blocks not touching the ground. I have read that heat and moisture are two things that shorten the life span of stored foods. Part of the dampness is from the humidity and the tempretures in the space are normally 20 or so degrees cooler than the outside. Should I be worried about the moisture? Would it be better to keep these items in a garage even if its hotter?
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