Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Long-Term Food Storage Tips You Need To Know

Do you have a good long-term food storage supply in your home? Have you ever thought about it? There are a ton of great reasons that you should keep this kind of supply in your home, and with the help of Dome Technology, pros in soybean storage, we’re going to give you some tips about long-term food storage.

Why Long-Term Food Storage
Have you ever been in a situation where even basic grocery shopping was a financial strain? Those situations are a great reason to build up a long-term food storage supply. The thought of not being able to feed your family is really stressful, and no one should have to go through that.

Even if you can’t see yourself falling into a situation like that, long-term food storage is a good way to be prepared, just in case any type of emergency situation occurs - natural disasters especially. And sometimes it’s just nice to have if you don’t feel like making a trip to the grocery store (just make sure you stock it back up the next time you do make it to the store).

Some Tips
Building up a long-term food storage supply isn’t a small task, and it can be expensive upfront to get all of the items that you might need in it. Instead of stressing yourself out to get everything at once, try this:

Each week when you go grocery shopping, spend $5 of your budget on a food storage item. By the end of the year you’ll have a pretty great supply built up that you probably didn’t have to put a lot of effort into. Check out this image on Pinterest for a list of items you can get each week.

Another thing you can do is start saving money. Instead of spending that $5 a week. Start saving $5-10 each week and after a few months, you can go to a bulk food store like Costco or Sam’s Club and use your save money for a food storage shopping trip. You get much better deals when you buy in bulk, and that’s ultimately what you’ll want in your food storage anyway.

Make sure to write expiration dates on items you put into your food storage too. Most canned items, like meats, soups, fruits, and vegetables are only good for up to 2 years. So be sure to utilize these storage items to keep them from going bad.

However, there are a few items that have a much longer shelf life (up to 30 years!) and these are great to keep on hand. Just keep in mind that if you intend to keep some of these items for a long time, it would be wise to repackage them or seal them even better to preserve their shelf life. Five gallon buckets are great for this.

Foods with long shelf life:
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • WhiteRice
  • Whole Wheat Grains
  • Dry Beans
  • Dry Corn
  • Powdered Milk
  • Instant Coffee, Instant Cocoa, Tea
  • Baking Soda
  • Bouillon
Keep these tips in mind and don’t wait until you need it to start your long-term food storage. Start now and be prepared so you don’t have to worry later.

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