I've finally got a little bit of a start on my food pantry. Just a few things so far, enough to last me a little less than a week in really dire conditions.
I'm worried about things expiring before I use them, though. My pantry is in a tucked-away place, because if they're out of sight/out of mind I won't be tempted to use them. I took a sharpie marker and wrote the expiration dates really large on the packages- but for others who keep a pantry, what do you do? I'm thinking of making a list of products and expiration dates on paper and taping it to the cabinet door, and being sure to check it periodically.
Also, what do you do with products that have no expiration date? I have a jar of salsa that isn't marked, and I know it will last a long time, but surely not forever. I wonder whether I could contact the company and see if they can give me a date.