Don’t forget a small stash of your favorite comfort foods to store in the buckets also. Like candy, chocolate, coffee, fruit drink mixes (to make OLD water taste better). I also store the left over fast food restaurants tiny packets of (salt, pepper, ketchup, salsa, taco sauces & other tiny things like–shampoos, soaps, etc.) for bartering in the event of a SHTF scenario. Keep it high up or under lock & key from your ever hungry children. Lol
We felt we would be okay with a few cases of food but after this past election; there is an emergency to stock up but want to buy the correct foods and store properly.
I was watching the show on Nat Geo and one guy had a great idea to get the oxygen out of the food storage container and to kill all bugs. Throw a hand warming unit into the air tight container and seal immediately. The chemical reaction of the unit as it heats up will use up the oxygen in the tightly enclosed space without contaminating the food.
Hello Kimberly. Thanks for your post. For me personally, I think that it is best to store a variety of foods and food types. Examples: dried items, dehydrated foods, canned foods, refrigerated, frozen, home canned foods, foods stored in mylar bags, stored in 5 gallon buckets and more…
If you have a plan to be able to cook up the food quickly that you store in your freezer, then I think that it would be alright to have some food storage in a freezer.
If you are going to freeze meats, you may want to have some way to cook the meat quickly, be able to can you meats or have a way to make jerky in case the electricity is not working. Of course, you did mention a generator, so this would give you a bit more time to accomplish this task.
It seems that we all have our different methods and ways of doing our food storage. It is just important that we all are working towards an emergency food storage for our families. Let us know what works for you.
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