You have made the decision to be prepared for uncertainty by creating your own natural food storage. Years ago, this might have been considered eccentric. However, recent economic events and natural disasters have made this type of thinking seem responsible. If you are looking to get started, check out these ideas below.
The prospect of building up a reserve of enough food for yourself and your family can seem daunting. Thankfully, you don’t have to do it all at once. Try to build up a supply of everyday food items one day at a time. For example, you might start by buying a few extra bottles of spices or a few extra bags of flour that can be canned later. This will allow you to build a supply you will actually use. If you buy everything at once, you run the risk of many items spoiling from never making it your kitchen.
Change Your Recipes
Start changing your family’s favorite recipes to include items you can store naturally. This will allow you to build a rotating supply of items you purchase for your storage. You can also eat healthier!
Start that Garden
Remember, the best way to have natural food storage is to grow your food yourself. If this seems difficult, remember the principle of starting small. Try growing tomatoes for salads and sauces. These can easily be grown in buckets using organic fertilizer such as the kind offered by Nature Safe to help. Also, you can grow an herb garden near any window. As you grow more confident in your gardening, you will be able to grow more of your own food.
Remember to set aside a portion of your weekly budget for increasing and improving your natural food storage. This will prevent financial hardship from arriving by purchasing everything at once. It will also help you stay committed to your goal of increasing your natural food storage.
Keep up Appearances
Some people are understandably squeamish about natural food storage. They don’t like the idea of eating food that has been stored for a long time in a basement or dark room. This is why you should strive to make your natural food storage area welcoming and inviting. Invest in great shelves and keep the area looking professional and clean.
Building up natural food storage for yourself and your family is a great investment. If you follow the tips above, it is also an achievable goal.
About the Author: Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball. Twitter: @LizzieWeakley Facebook: facebook.com/lizzie.weakley