Food Storage - Eat What You Store - Store What You Eat
There are already a variety of food storage hubs out there, see the references at the bottom to read more about it. The key to good food storage methods is to eat what you store, and store what you eat. It serves no purpose to store bulgur wheat if you don't know what to do with it.
Every week the grocery store has various staple foods for sale. It is simply a matter of spending an extra 10-20$ each time you go grocery shopping to purchase the staple foods that are on sale that are staple foods that you would use. As your food storage builds up, eventually you'll come to know what you already have in stock, what are gaps in your stock and what are the prices of items that make it a steal, or make it just slightly below regular price such that it isn't the time to buy it.
With enough variety in your food storage you will be able to create a wide variety of meals which would prove helpful in an emergency where food supplies become scarce or unavailable. How much you want to store and how to store it are topics covered in other hubs, in this hub I just wanted to show you the variety we have in a small basement room. Hopefully this will give you an idea of how, over time, you can accumulate some extra food that will really come in handy in times of emergency.
Note that the way the food is stored in this video is not ideal - the best way would be to have a FIFO system where the first of a type of food going in is also the first coming out, this way the oldest of an item is never too old.
For further Info
Check out the other hubs listed below that give additional information concerning food storage.
- Emergency Food Storage
Some great tips to keep in mind when storing food.
- Can (Canned) Food Storage Rack - Best Kitchen Pantry Storage Ideas and Solutions
Storage is always at a premium in any home; here are some great ideas for canned food storage in kitchens and pantries.
- Long Term Food Storage
A hub that leads you to a blog that is all about food storage.