A very short post today…
So, I took it upon myself to to re-arrange my food storage last night, repack some of it, consolidate some of it, and just make it a bit more organized. Honestly, it is still not where I want it. However, I needed to make some space since I now have a couple more months of food, and it is starting to take up more space. While going though everything, I realized I was lacking a few things. Most noticeably, I am lacking vegetables. I had decided last year I was going to buy a dehydrator and dehydrate various vegetables this year, and store them… Guess what I didn’t do? Just the thing that I said I was going to do. I couldn’t believe it. I have carbs, proteins, etc. But I do not have some of the vital nutrients that compliment the carbs and proteins.
Will be doing some shopping this weekend for vegetables and see if I cannot locate a used dehydrator to save some money on my efforts. I dread the thought of putting one more piece of equipment in my apartment, since I still need to do a little (LOT) of reorganization to repack much of my gear, which is starting to overflow a bit ias well… Another project for the weekend…
What’s missing from your preps?
Water — we don’t buy bottled water so we wouldn’t be able to rotate well. I do have one case plus a couple of glass jars of water. We also have 2 rain barrels full that could be used for laundry or bathing.
I could probably use more dried beans for protein. All the protein I have is frozen. Best to have some that doesn’t require refrigeration.
Tami — as a matter of protein, I have quite a bit of canned tuna, canned chicken, canned turkey, canned ham, when I can find it, powdered eggs, etc. I would like to learn how to try canning my own chicken, meats, etc., but plan on supplementing my carbs, fibers, etc. with those when and where I can. Rice and Beans will get old to me pretty quickly quickly if I do not add some variety.
As I’m reading your reply, I realized I do have some canned tuna(which I hate-hub eats) and canned chicken and tinned smoked oysters.
I bought a few more cans of beans and peaches today at the grocer, they were on sale. Still didn’t get the dried beans though. Doh