Food Storage & Preparedness
This unit goes over the options for location of food storage. No matter if you live in a tiny apartment with no storage space or a large house with lots of room there's always a way to make room for food storage!
This unit includes way to afford building your food storage. I believe no matter what your budget looks like, there are ways you can build a food storage.
Types of Food to Store
When building your food storage it's important to store the right kinds of food. This unit will go over some options.
Canning aka Bottling
The art of canning aka bottling foods in mason jars Canning foods are a great way to preserve homemade and fresh foods and know exactly what’s in them. Canning has been done for hundreds of years. With the harvest from the garden, food was then canned to be eaten in the winter and before the next harvest. Canning is a very simple process that anyone can learn to do! Here are some things you will need: Bottles & Rings- they come in half pint, pint, and quart sizes and also include regular or wide mouth which refers to the circumference of the lid. Personally, I prefer wide mouth, especially if you’re canning something large like peaches or pears or something you’ll want to scoop out. But for things like salsa or applesauce regular mouth are fine. Seals- (usually come with the bottles the first time but you will have to purchase more in order to reuse the bottles) Jar grabber- to use taking hot jars out of the water Magnetic Seal grabber Funnel- makes filling jars easier
Other items you may want to have in stock and on hand besides food. A good rule of thumb is to think "Camping" - what items do you use when camping? Sleeping bag, tent, dutch ovens, etc.
How to store your water and how much water to store.
What You'll Need
How much food storage and which tools etc. you need will depend on your family. This unit will go over suggested amounts and items to include in your food storage.
Degrees of Food Storage
Part of having food storage includes non-food items as well. Clothes, toiletries, cash, medicine, fuel, blankets, etc. When building your food storage there are 3 stages to prepare for: 1) Food & Supplies Only 2) No Power or Water 3) Ultimate Disaster
Short Term Emergencies
When an emergency is short term such as a fire, flood, earthquake, quarantine, etc. there are different things to have ready to grab & go or to use for a short time.