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The problem with that is that the gaskets are usually what goes. If they are not kept lubricated or held in a poor position (like when the switch is set to prevent water from entering) then the gaskets can harden or deform over time. I don't know if I'd want mine sitting for 3-4 years before usage unless I was travelling to places on earth where one couldn't be sourced.

A spare is a good idea though.
I've never heard of them having a shelf life, only a service life.
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