This Thursday, May 26th at 7 pm central, I will be LIVE on The 21st Century Homekeeper Radio Show on the Be Prepared Radio Network discussing the whys and hows of real food storage. Stay tuned for details.
Also on Thursday, our eBook on food storage will debut. This book will contain a general overview of Food Storage and over 200 recipes. Check the blog on Thursday for more information.
Our Real Food Storage series continues today with part three. Today we discuss the main pitfall people encounter when they being setting up a food storage program, sources for bulk buys and more on what to store.
Variety is Paramount
Why don’t I recommend you rush out and buy 100 pounds of rice and 100 pounds of pinto beans at one time? I often hear people new to food storage say, “Well, if anything happens, at least we’ll have beans and rice for a few months.” If you have a job loss in the household or the death of the family’s main income earner, going from your normal diet to nothing but beans and rice will be a very difficult and demoralizing problem. It will also likely cause digestive complaints and lack of appetite.
Hungry People Can Have No Appetite
That lack of appetite can be devastating on a child’s growth and an adult’s ability to work and think clearly. Appetite fatigue often leads to weight loss, physical exhaustion, foggy thinking and low morale. It strikes children and the elderly before adults. It is better to have a little of everything your family considers normal, with plenty of spices for interest. This will allow you to make varied meals instead of having the same meal repeatedly or with little variety for a long period of time. [Read more…] about Real Food Storage III: Pitfalls and Sources