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Food Storage - Eat What You Store - Store What You Eat

Updated on April 23, 2012

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.

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    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      6 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      I agree that the dehydrated cans are a good investment, but what if after 25 years you still haven't used them and by that time they do not look at all appealing? I would prefer to have a FIFO system of food that I eat so that at least I know it will be consumed.

    • amurbach profile image

      amurbach 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      I really don't store food but have thought about it recently. They sell dehydrated cans of various foods which are a great investment and especially since it stores for up to 25 or 30 years. I like your logic with FIFO.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      It is an excellent place to store food, so long as you don't have any rodent problems. Rice is very important, but make sure it is in as sealed a container as possible.

    • whoisbid profile image

      whoisbid 

      7 years ago

      My new home has a bomb shelter. I think it is a good place to store food and I think rice is really important

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Indeed, and cans really do have excellent shelf lives.

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      Mark 

      7 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Hey Phil - thanks for the hub - I like the hub & I agree 100%

      that you need some variety in your storage, nowadays you can get just about anything in the can.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Aos, thank you for stopping by. Taking one's self not too seriously is probably the best advice a person can give to another.

    • Abundant old soul profile image

      Abundant Old Soul 

      7 years ago from united states

      Ireally liked this. I am learning to blog. I am learning to lots of stuff. Like not take myself too seriously. Thanks for your wisdom.

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Yes, well, imagine me with three. Mind you, the debt situation in Canada isn't quite as bad as it is in the US.

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      It looks like you could survive quite a while after looking through your food pantry in the video! We may need all need it soon with the way our gov. is tossing our money around. I hate to have a child 'cause he'll be born $46,000 in debt before the doctor has a chance to slap his bottom!

    • Phil Plasma profile imageAUTHOR

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      JT, undoubtedly it is different. Fortunately most people do not live in hurricane zones.

      Angie, thanks, it is the first opportunity for hubbers to hear my voice.

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      angie ashbourne 

      7 years ago

      Hi! Phil Good hub....I like the video. Angie

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      jt walters 

      7 years ago

      I have covered this topic as well but for hurricanes. It is different in a food storage sitiuation with hurricanes especially when your home can be destroyed and your pantyr as well.

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