Be Well Prepared and Well Fed!
With all the uncertainty in the world today, there is peace in preparing. In an emergency, you don't want to depend on a grocery store or government agency to feed your family. Storing food assures your family's self-sufficiency year-round and benefits your budget when you plan correctly.
This in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to storing food teaches you a variety of food storage methods that you can customize to meet your family's unique circumstances including family size, tastes, ages, health concerns, income, and living conditions. This is not a generic manual on stocking dehydrated meals that have ten-year shelf lives. It's the guide to storing foods your family loves so you can eat well no matter what challenges life throws at you.
Inside you'll find:
- Food-storage options for 72-hour emergency kits, short-term emergencies and long-term survival.
- Food-storage planning methods that incorporate the foods and meals your family loves.
- Tips for how to maintain balance and variety in your food storage.
- Budget-friendly ways to purchase food for storage.
- Easy and practical ideas for cooking with food in storage so nothing expires or goes to waste.
- Organization and storage methods for easy food store maintenance.
- Water storage and purification methods.
- Canning, freezing and dehydrating methods to preserve food you produce at home.
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About the Author
Angela Paskett writes the food blog Food Storage and Survival, foodstorageandsurvival.com, and hosts the weekly Food Storage and Survival Radio Show focusing on family preparedness. She has been actively storing and eating food with her family for over fifteen years. She teaches workshops on family preparedness and storing and preserving food to anyone who will listen, including preparedness fairs, civic groups, churches, and online. Angela is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and lives in rural Utah with her husband, four children, an animal menagerie, garden, and food storage.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Food for 72-Hour Emergency Kits 10
Chapter 2 Food for Short-Term Emergencies Two Weeks to Three Months 31
Chapter 3 Food For Long-Term Emergencies Three Months or Longer 47
Chapter 4 Storing Water 57
Chapter 5 Preserving Your Own Food 71
Chapter 6 Packing Dry Foods for Long-Term Storage 63
Chapter 7 Buying Food 108
Chapter 8 Maintaining Balance and Variety 117
Chapter 9 Sustainable Food Storage 137
Chapter 10 Organizing and Storing Your Food Storage 157
Chapter 11 Using Your Food Storage 169
Menu Method Planning Sheet 182
Food Inventory List 183
Master Menu List 184
One Year of Food Chart 188
Foods in Storage 189
My Family's Dietary Needs and Preferences 190
Food Storage Location 192
Savings Through Sacrifice Worksheet 193
Dry to Fresh Conversion Table 194
Food Storage Purchasing Checklist 195
Sources for Food Storage 198
Food Storage Tools You May Need 199
Other Emergency Supplies for Your Home 200
Food Storage Blogs 201
General Preparedness Blogs 201