Post Number: 3502
|Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:26 pm: ||
Food Storage Questions- I thought these were excellent questions out of my Spring Foods Preservation and Storage class I'm taking:
What am I storing food for?
What are my concerns?
What kinds of situations are likely in my region?
How much food do I want to store?
For how many people/pets?
How much water do I want to store?
Am I likely to have people outside my immediate household who are with us in a crisis?
Are there other things I want to store – clothing, medical supplies, tools? What are they?
How much time and energy do I have to devote to this?
How much space do I realistically think I have to devote to this?
How much money can I spend each week/month on this project.
Where will my stored food come from?
How much of it will I grow/produce?
What are my goals for food preservation?
How much of my food will I buy, and from where?
What can I get locally, and what do I have to get through the industrial food system?
What’s the best and most ethical source for my food?
What do I imagine doing with my food storage?
Do I want it mostly to provide a hedge against a crisis, or for day to day use?
Do I imagine myself eating regularly out of it and replacing it?
Do I want to be able to share with others, or is my first priority protecting my own?
How will I prevent loss of food to age, insects, mold?
Very thought-provoking, and better to answer now, than later. I'm feeling a real need to stock up now, with fuel prices being uncertain in the future, than kick myself later. I am able to purchase things easily, and who knows what the next few months/Fall could look like? What if our fruit trees fail this year, etc.?
Post Number: 6161
|Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 - 2:38 am: ||
What an excellent post!
We would all do well to think about each and every question!
As I said before....I learn a lot from you!
"In the end, only kindness matters."
Post Number: 3504
|Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 - 2:27 pm: ||
You're welcome It's been a great class