Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Food Storage - What? This Again?

Yes folks, it's that time of year again.  Our gardens are giving us produce at an alarming rate or the farmer's markets are offering food at incredible deals, or even the local supermarkets are now practically giving away local produce.  Whatever your source of food, it's the perfect time of year to stock up and put some away for harder times.

I've gone over this a few times, but the site continues to grow, and I have to assume that some of these members are not only new to the site, but new to prepping.  Therefor, I will sometimes go back over a topic and restate some of the basics, and hopefully offer some new insight.

As I mentioned, it is the time of year when there are a lot of great sources for cheap, or at least more affordable, food to take advantage of.  There are lots of ways to put food up for the coming times such as freezing, canning, dehydrating, smoking, the list goes on, but let's not forget to rotate our supplies.  Remember to use up or at least rotate into next use, any food items that you have on hand now.  Keeping things as fresh as possible not only makes storage food more palatable, but gives a better nutritional value as well.

Don't go out and buy twenty cans of Spam if you don't like it, or have never tried it.  Thinking that you will eat it if you have to is a sure way to make a disaster situation even worse.  Store what you eat and eat what you many times have you heard that line?  Well, maybe not enough, so there it is again.

If you haven't heard of Jack Spirko or The Survival Podcast (and even if you have) why don't you follow this link and have a listen.  He is able to go into much more detail about it that I can here. 

Enjoy this time of year and take advantage of what nature (and farmers) are offering.

1 comment:

  1. I am new to the concept of prepping, and my latest and greatest skill I'm learning is canning. Inadvertently I made one of the mistakes that you warn of in this post: I spent all the time and effort to can a new-to-me recipe that was far from my liking. The jars are sitting there, mocking me. I keep them thinking that if I get hungry enough, maybe it won't be as bad!