I have been researching food for storage.  However, I have been researching food for storage that I will actually use, because I do not want to waste any money on buying food that will just sit in the can or container and get no use at all.  It just seems like a waste of money to do that to me.  In fact what is the use of buying dehydrated or freeze dried foods if you are not going to use them and learn what properties they have for making tasty meals?  I mean, let’s be serious for a moment.  Who do you think will fare better; the person that buys the food storage and never uses it, or the person that buys it, and learns what properties each product has and what makes a fast nutritious meal?

One of the reasons for this is that I eventually want to dehydrate a LOT of my own vegetables, etc.  but have the need to start somewhere, and I also want to buy grains that are already crushed, cut and/or rolled so that I can experiment with them in the kitchen making things like granola, trail mix, cereal, my own multi-grain bread, etc.  I think these will be invaluable experiments for me and is an area that is important.  If there’s no bread at the grocery store, having a way to improvise is going to be of the ultimate importance to me.  I like to eat! 🙂

It may be a couple of weeks before I get to do this (up to four) as I am trying to limit some spending.  I just made a major purchase this week to have a new tool to play with and use as a survival tool if I needed to.  I bought an Ipad, partially so I can transfer all my or many of my survival books to it, as well as all of my PDFs that I downloaded on survival topics.  This way I can have my whole library with me when I travel for business… I will review the Ipad as a modern survival device for suburbanites shortly…

I also have plans to buy a camp stove, and will experiment with that I will be cooking in and will be posting on that in the future as well.

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