You can keep food for an extended period of time
I have been interested in all aspects of preparedness since about 1998, but this one area – Long Term Food Storage- has been the most helpful, even comforting, for my family. When my husband was completing college, and again when we started our first business, we used this “stash” as an economic buffer.
I think it might even be fair to say that without my Long Term Food Storage we might not have made it – at least not without help! It kept us from being hungry and discouraged, and don’t things always seem harder when you’re hungry and discouraged?
What exactly is long-term food storage?
For the purposes of this website, I’d like to define long term food storage as any food that will store for longer than 5 years. Some foods will last even longer – like wheat, rice, and sugar (up to 30 years) – but isn’t that kind of a waste?
As long as you spent hard earned money on this food you better use it!
We use powdered milk for cooking in our house so we are sure to rotate it into our daily meals. Make sure that every item you bring into your long term food storage is marked with the purchase or canning date so you can practice first-in-first-out inventory rotation.
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