Pantry-Building Resources

There seem to be two main camps when it comes to long-term food storage.  One approach involves setting aside a quantity of food and supplies for emergency purposes and leaving it untouched for a year or more.  Wendy DeWitt offers a plan for this approach in her book Everything Under the Sun.  In the other approach, supplies are rotated through regular use, a method I first learned about from Donna Miller at Grain Storehouse who describes it as a long-term workable pantry.  While there are advantages to the first method (more cut-and-dry, less regular inventory to worry about) and there are times that I do implement this method (emergency car kits and bug-out bags) I’ve found the second to be a better fit for my preferences and purposes.

Advantages of the Long-Term Workable Pantry
- fresher ingredients due to more frequent rotation
- greater familiarity preparing and eating pantry items
- more compatible with the use of real foods with less preservatives

Helpful Sites  Here are some of the many excellent websites that have helped me in developing my long-term workable pantry:
- Kitchen Stewardship
- Miller’s Grainhouse
Simply Living Smart

Podcasts  I find audio is easier to integrate into my day than lots of hours in front of the computer, so for me podcasts have been even more helpful as I’ve been trying to assimilate information about building a long-term workable pantry.   The podcasts below can all be found on iTunes and many also cover other subjects of interest to preppers and homesteaders:
- Nature’s Harmony Farm
- New Life on a Homestead
- Preparedness Radio Network (especially “Your Preparation Station” program)
- Stumbling Homestead
- Harvest Eating
- Survival Podcast

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3 responses to “Pantry-Building Resources

  1. Bekah

    Yesssssss….all these great resources in one post!! Now when you talk about your virtual friends, I will know where to look! :) Loving your blog…

  2. I have got one suggestion for your site. It looks like there are a few cascading stylesheet troubles while opening a selection of web pages inside google chrome and opera. It is working alright in internet explorer. Probably you can double check this.

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