Yesterday I prepared some figs for storage. The figs had already been dried in my Excalibur Dehydrator. Following directions given me by a friend, I packed them the way his father taught him. You take a plastic bucket or cardboard box and cover the bottom with a layer of brown sugar. Then alternate a layer of figs and a layer of brown sugar.
My friend says that his father preserved them in a cardboard box between layers of sugar every year. They would eat them over the winter and save the sugar. The sugar would be reused for many years as long as no insects got into it. I chose to use a plastic bucket to keep bugs out. I like figs and will let you know how this works in a few months.