Here are some special concerns for having oats in your storage.
- Which type? For long term storage you want old-fashioned, quick, or steel-cut oats, not instant. Most instant oatmeals have some sort of mix-in or other ingredients that can make the shelf-life shorter.
- Liquid- Unless you are making cookies or other baked goads, you'll need some liquid.
That's really all there are for special concerns. Oats are a pretty awesome thing to store.