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Food storage can be pretty exciting if you know your way around a kitchen. It’s actually a pretty interesting term. Food storage can mean a number of things to different people.
- Freeze Dried Long Term Food Storage
- Shelf-Stable Foods
- Mylar Packs Long Term Food Staples
- Canned Foods
- Dehydrated Foods
All of these are legitimate answers to the problem of food storage. They are options that we all should take advantage of when we are building a food storage plan or program. No one wants to spend all their time eating Ramen while the apocalypse happens outside.
Canning for Food Storage
What comes to mind when you think of canning. You probably think of things like tomato sauce, salsa, and jam.
A very effective use of canning foods is to can things like chicken or beef stock. These bases can become sauces, soups or even be used to braise tough cuts of meat and make them sublime. That is just one aspect of what you can do with canning.
Did you know you can also can meats in their entirety? Canned meats are something to get excited about in the winter. While you might get tired of eating tomato sauce, its always good to have a little meat.
Canning whole chicken, canning corned beef are two of the very best meats you can have on hand. They both can well. However, we have a recipe here for canning meatballs.
Meatballs are great little portions and you can use this meat in soups, over pasta or even just pop them as they are.
When it comes to food storage you wanna be sure that you take advantage of the possible diversity. Even when there is very little food around you can still get picky and not want to eat the same foods over and over again.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.