Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival: The Essential Guide for Family Preparedness Paperback – Illustrated, May 7, 2014
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- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Paperback : 208 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781440333538
- ISBN-13 : 978-1440333538
- Product Dimensions : 6.07 x 0.51 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Krause Publications; Illustrated Edition (May 7, 2014)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : 144033353X
- Best Sellers Rank: #284,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to make your own survival bars, food that will last up to five years on the shelves
• Advice on storing food in the attic (we don't have a basement). Short answer: it is better than nothing, but rotated frequently.
• What to store: the Mormon big four if nothing else. That would be wheat berries, powdered milk, honey and beans. They will last a number of years under the right conditions, and quite a while even under not so good conditions.
• Advice on water: plan on a natural source if you can, use a filter, but a few drops of chlorine bleach will generally do the trick. My note to myself: our groundwater is only about 5 feet down. Keep a shovel on hand and be ready to dig, with bleach to treat it.
• Tips on home canning. I bought a book on home canning, but this advice is better. It tells me how to make and preserve applesauce using the pressure cooker I already have. A project for me and the kids today.
The authors give credit to others for their ideas. The Mormon church is a great source. The single one star review of this book says that the Mormons' freely downloadable preparedness manual tells you everything that is here. No, but it is a wonderful supplement to the information here. The Mormons go into other topics, such as evacuation plans, communications, medical and so on. So – buy one, get one free. Both are useful.
In sum, this is an easy book to read. Well worth the investment.
If you do not store your food correctly as the FDA says there are many diseases such as botulism and certain molds that can kill you but are even more dangerous to children
I recommend this book and others like it for everybody who's responsible for feeding their families. I would also recommend getting a book on wild edibles because if there is a time when the grocery store shelves go bare you're gonna have to know what is OK to eat and what is not and there are some plants out there where only the tuber is Edible and not the plant or vice a versa.
This book would be greatly paired with a wild edible book and also even better would be pairing it with various size jars and lids as well as a book on canning, a pressure canner and a sealer with plenty of bags or roles of bags you can size yourself. There are also buckets 5 and 6 gallon buckets but you must remember to also add my large bags to this to keep out air which can make things go rancid or amoled and to keep out insects.
I hope this will post because it's very important that we all start learning how to take care of ourselves especially with the earthquakes in California and along the West Coast as well as the dire situation our farmers are having in the Midwest.
I wish you all the best of luck and thank the seller for selling such a great book
I can’t stress it enough. This is a must have book for food storage beginners. It will become your go-to reference over and over again. Personally, I’m such a fan of Angela’s book that I’ve ordered a few more to give out to friends.
I checked out from library first to see if worth it - definitely is!
Excellent book for beginners who are beginning their own pantries for food storage in case of financial crisis, loss on job, health related issues, natural crisis and other problems that may arise. This book covers home canning, food dehydration, long term food storage and provides some wonderful on line links for supplies and such and other areas of preparation and food storage....
Top reviews from other countries
A little lacking in detail in some areas so those already started with food storage might find this lacking.