Basic Food Storage For Prepping
Canned Foods: 30 cans for one months supply
These are a perfect food source for pepping stores as you can always find something that you like:
Canned Tuna is an excellent food source along with the various canned meats you can buy.
Some of the cheaper canned meats like Spam will take a little getting used to though, so I suggest sticking to thing your more familiar with, like Canned Roast Chicken in Gravy as it is a very god alternative to fresh meat.
The canned roast chicken shown here is the Large Can (392g) x 6 and for you one month supply it’s going to cost £50
But remember – One can will be enough for 3 people when you add it to other ingredients like Mixed Vegetables
Beans, Rice & Oatmeal: 8x 3kg bags of rice for one months supply
There are very few people who cannot eat rice and when mixed with other foods will add bulk and extra nutrition to your survival meals.:
Organic Brown Rice is a great value prepping food – do not but in huge bulk. It is too difficult to ensure it does not spoil and go mouldy.
Instead buy the more convenient 3 or 5 kg bags. They will be easier to store and if one goes bad you have not ruined the whole stock.
A man needs 2,500 Kcal (a woman - 2,000 Kcal) within a healthy balanced diet in order to maintain body weight.
Of course, this is effected by age, metabolism, physical activities and more.
So it makes sense to look at these values when buying food for storage.
If you use this Kcal /100g as a baseline, it's a good instant indicator to compare what you are buying.
Dehydrating Food For Storage
By storing dehydrated foods you will save on storage space and also money if you dehydrate your own foods.
I own and use the Andrew James Premium Digital Food Dehydrator (shown left) and it has been worth every penny.
In effect, you can dehydrate all sorts of foods, high in nutrients and get them when they are at their cheapest, and mostly free when dehydrating fruit and vegetables.
Dehydrating removes any moisture from the food and thus prevents any bacterial growth and spoilage of the food – it’s the same principle you use to make jerky, you are simply removing the water content.
Another excelent method to increase your food stores is by vacuum sealing all your dehydrated foods you make.
I use the Andrew James Pro Vacuum Sealer (shown right)
Below is a quick video of myself sealing up some Bannock Bread Mix ready for storage.
But I have also dehydrated and sealed up loads of different food and added to my store - it can be done easily and very cheaply, and the initial cost of the dehydrator and sealer is very quickly met.
There are many ways to preserve and build up a food store.
Don't get caught out - get prepared first by using the methods I've shown you above, you'll soon have the peace of mind us prepper have.
Happy Prepping Folks.
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