There's more to food storage than just dehydrating So, you're not into dehydrating. That's okay. Not everyone's into dehydrating. I know that, and I understand. But don't despair. You can build your long term food storage without owning or using a dehydrator! I know I've been focused on dehydrating a lot lately. That's because that's what works really good for me and my family. But, that's not the case for everyone. Some simply don't have the time or energy that it takes to dehydrate food. Others don't have the resources to do so. One of the reasons I started up the Christian Prepper Gal YouTube channel is so that I can focus on other types of articles here. Besides, it really is a lot easier to film the dehydrating process than it is to write about it.
So today I want to talk about what kinds of foods we should be stocking up our long term food storage shelves with. Below are just some examples. I'm sure you will come up with some of your own to suit your and your family's needs. But, if you haven't started yet or need to update your stock, this will give you a good place to start.
Foods not to stock
I'm gonna start right off with the types of foods you should not stock up on. The funny thing is, that almost everyone who talks about prepping includes these first two items in their long term food storage. But I was taught to think outside the box, and to think logically.
That's right. Rice. Why would you not want to stock up on rice? After all, it's cheap and it lasts forever. Well, first of all, it's not very nutritional when eaten alone. It's okay to have some rice stored, but don't make it your main staple. It's not enough to sustain you for a period of months.
Secondly, in order to cook rice properly, you're going to need a lot of water. Rice should be rinsed in water, then soaked in water, then cooked in water. A suggestion, if you really want rice, is to buy instant rice. It will still need water to cook, but a lot less water overall.