What is a #10 Can?
When you search for emergency food you will find the majority of vendors sell their goods in a variety of container sizes like a pouch, bucket, and the #10 can. Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding the #10 can and I hope it will assist you with getting prepared.
What is #10 can?
When referring to #10 can, think of a metal can of coffee that you might see at your local grocery stores or if you ever worked in the food industry you might have had the opportunity to see a #10 can in the back room.
What does #10 can mean?
The term “#10″ does not reference that the contents will weigh 10 pounds, the #10 can does have the ability to hold an equivalent amount of 109.43 ounces. To help you understand the terminology better, your average soup can is #2 can. To get the same amount of food as (1) #10 can you would have to have a total of 5.32 cans to have the same amount of volume as the #10 can.
How big is a #10 can?
I always get asked this question on the size of a #10 can because people are wondering about storage. Depending on how your house is set up you might have the ability to store 7” tall cans in your cupboards, but for a practical option we have our FiFO Can Rack – LARGE CANS. With the ability to store up to 112 #10 cans it helps minimize the space that would be needed to store that large of an amount of # 10 cans.
Do you have to eat all the contents of the can soon after you open it?
That a myth with #10 can, great thing with the freeze dry is that you don’t have to worry about eating everything in a day or weeks. With our #10 cans you will receive a provided lid that will assist you in prolonging the shelf life of your food.
How long does it last once it is opened, and will I need to be stored inside of a refrigerator once opened?
Once you do open your #10 can it will still render an amazing open shelf life. We have recommended having the contents consumed within a 6-12 Month. When the content is hydrated you will have to treat it like your standard left overs, but if the food is not hydrated then you could keep the contents with the provided lid for 6-12 months.