Importance of short and long-term food storage
There is a very good reason that the first step in emergency preparedness is short-term food storage. With recent pandemics, inflation, and power issues, it is not hard to understand the importance of food storage and self-reliance.
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Short-Term and Long-Term Food Storage
SHORT-TERM FOOD STORAGE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Emergencies can come in many forms: earthquakes, civil unrest, wildfires, loss of employment, inflation, and other disruption to your everyday life. Preparing for emergencies can feel overwhelming, and honestly, it is. Breaking it down into smaller, manageable pieces helps make preparing manageable. WHY IS SHORT-TERM FOOD STORAGE IMPORTANT? Now more than ever we need to…
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LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES
STEP THREE – EXTEND YOUR FOOD STORAGE TO ONE YEAR Long-term food storage and Emergency Preparedness helps a family be self-reliant during tough times and emergencies. Proper food storage can help you feel confident and prepared and even help a family feel comforted in times of crisis. Why do we need to have short-term AND…
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Already have food storage? AWESOME!! Now, do you know how to rotate it? Cook with it? Keep exploring our site for help answering these questions.
FOOD STORAGE TIPS
How to use, rotate, and cook with food storage
COOKING OILS AND BUTTERS
Storing oils can be tricky due to their relatively short shelf life. Still, they are necessary for most baking and cooking recipes. WHY ADD OIL TO EMERGENCY FOOD STORAGE? If you were in an emergency situation where you were living off your food storage, it would be rather difficult to cook or bake anything without…
Flour and Sugars
Flour and sugars are essential pantry supplies. Let’s talk about the best way to store them long term. Flour is a pantry staple that, unless you go through it rapidly, is at risk of becoming rancid or filled with vermin, such as weevils. Flour stored in its original paper bag will only last 3-6 months.…
Oats and Cornmeal
Oats and cornmeal are essential pantry staples that provide great vitamins and minerals but are also very versatile. Storing healthy grains will provide the extra calories needed in emergency situations and help keep your family healthy. Continue Reading
BAKING SODA AND BAKING POWDER
Baking soda and baking powder should be part of your short-term and long-term food storage. These items are necessary for baking, but they also have many other uses for personal hygiene, cleaning household items, and first aid. Continue Reading