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That's where I kept it.
 

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I leave it in the garage but in a cooler so that it stays relatively constant in temperature. No problems so far.
 

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If you are using the jugs that the powder comes in, they seal pretty well so I wouldn't think you would have a problem. Some people have a flammables cabinet in their shop.
 

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Keep it sealed, cool, and dry. Store in a wooden box with 1" walls and one weak wall, just in case. Primers kept separate.
 

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I keep mine in an unheated out-building with conditions similar to a garage. The modern day plastic powder containers seal and protect the powder very well. No issues and I am using some powders that I have kept for 15 or more years under these conditions.
 

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Well....... pray tell, where do you live? Miami or Houston with 99% humidity? Or, Tucson, Az, or Columbus, N. Mex.? Give us a break: How do we answer your question intelligently without knowing the humidity factor???
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You can leave it my garage anytime, how safe it will be determined at a later date!

Never had no problems here, except for my Pops finding out i had a couple jugs of ClayDot, he does not have a key to my garage anymore...

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Your probably right Rebel the humidity is pretty high here in Portland, Or but I don't posses a gauge.
 

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I live in a waterfront home on the Delmarva Peninsula. 90-100% humidity is common place. I keep all my powder out in the garage. To my knowledge I have never had a powder related failure in my handloads.
 

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A cool constant temperature is best. If the temp varies you can get condensation inside the container. HMB
 

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IT seems to me you would be more likely to get condensation in your powder if you keep your powder in the cold gauge then you bring it inside to load in a warm room. ITs like this if you wear your glasses outside in the cold and you come inside where its warm your glasses fog up....... I call that condensation! so your powder will do the same thing when its cold.

Myself I keep my powder right under the reloading bench in the basement.

That's just my 2 cents.
 

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Suppliers and distributers store it in warehouses that have no temp control.

Prior to the shortage, some powders were probably in storage for years till they were sold.
 

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"Store in a wooden box with 1" walls and one weak wall, just in case."

I definitely want to do this. Can the weak wall be pine and the strong walls be oak? If so, can the oak be quartersawn? Which way should the weak wall face?

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A "cool, dry place" is generally recommended. I certainly agree with the comment about constant temperature.
 
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