And some thoughts for the future
I have been so busy focusing on learning how to dehydrate food, how to properly store the dehydrated food, and how to reconstitute the dehydrated food that I haven't had quite as much time for writing articles as I did when I first started this blog. So, I decided just to take some time and tell you about some of the things that have been happening with me.
I've been working hard at preparing and storing the type of food that my family members might actually eat. Especially since discovering how easy it is to dehydrate food; and how space saving and lightweight that food is! I feel like I'm playing "catch up" on food storage, lol. Sure, we have some food that we can eat if we have to "bug in" for a time. I'm more concerned about having enough edible food for a "bug out" situation. We have military MREs, but our backpacks can only hold so many of those; certainly not enough for anything long term. In reality though, I guess I'm trying to accomplish both...food for bugging in and for bugging out. For the most part, I want to have food that my family (and myself) will actually be able to enjoy eating...that may be the only semi-enjoyment we would have in a situation where we would need to tap into our food storage, or grab out bug our bags and head for the woods. Also, a little comfort food would be good in an emergency situation.
Some of the foods I've been experimenting with in the dehydrator I've shared with you. The frozen corn (which really does taste awesome when It's re-hydrated) and the spaghetti with meat sauce. By the way, I've still got to put those meals together; maybe tomorrow. I'm also planning on re-hydrating one meal of the spaghetti to see how well it re-hydrates as well as how it tastes. I think it's important to know if the effort that goes into dehydrating the meals is going to accomplish the goals I have for it. I've also dehydrated some frozen green beans, frozen hash brown potatoes, and frozen broccoli. If you notice that I'm using frozen vegetables a lot, there's a reason for that. I don't have a garden. And, if you don't have a garden you don't have to have one to store up food either. I also have a few boxes of mac and cheese waiting for me to cook and dehydrate the macaroni and then put together some individual mac and cheese meals using the dried cheese packets in the boxes. I might share that experience with you when I get to doing it.
I'm actually thinking about trying to video some of my dehydrating experiments. I'm thinking that it would be more enjoyable (err...I mean educational) to see me in the learning process rather than trying to tell you about it in writing. Although, I could be wrong; it wouldn't be the first time and probably not the last. Okay, pretty sure