About the Book
“With all the uncertainty in the world today, there is peace in preparing. In an emergency, you don’t want to depend on a grocery store or government agency to feed your family. Storing food assures your family’s self-sufficiency year-round and benefits your budget when you plan correctly.
This in-depth, nuts-and-bolts guide to storing food teaches you a variety of food storage methods that you can customize to meet your family’s unique circumstances including family size, tastes, ages, health concerns, income, and living conditions. This is not a generic manual on stocking dehydrated meals that have ten-year shelf lives. It’s the guide to storing foods your family loves so you can eat well no matter what challenges life throws at you.
Storing food gives you the freedom to stretch your income in tight-budget months, pack quick meals for short-notice trips, and create healthy meals without constantly going to the grocery store. Plus your stored food is available if you do experience an emergency power outage, natural disaster, long-term illness or job loss. Let this guide help you start building your self-sufficiency and food storage today.”
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About the Author
Angela Paskett writes the blog Food Storage and Survival and hosts the weekly Food Storage and Survival Radio Show focusing on family preparedness. She has been actively storing and eating food with her family for over fifteen years. She teaches workshops on family preparedness and storing and preserving food to anyone who will listen, including preparedness fairs, civic groups, churches, and online. Angela lives in rural Utah with her husband, four children, animal menagerie, garden, and food storage.
What I Liked
This book covers a LOT of material, and goes into a lot of detail doing so, but it isn’t at all overwhelming to me. There was not a single piece of information about food storage that I thought she left out, which is saying something because “Food Storage” is such a large-encompassing topic.
Even though I have very limited time to sit down and read in peace, I was able to read this book cover to cover in less than a week! That’s quite a task in itself at my household! But the reason I was able to do so is because Angela has made this book SO easy to read and incredibly engaging! I felt like Angela was sitting at my kitchen table discussing things over a cup of tea with me. 🙂
I also love, love, LOVE that you can download as many free food storage worksheets at you need from Living Ready Online. Each worksheet mentioned in the book is here for use at your discretion!
“What I found is that storing food is so much more than an emergency plan. It is a means by which my family can be self-sufficient every day of the year, regardless of whether we have to deal with an emergency situation or not.” —Angela Paskett
What I Learned
There were several new things I learned while reading this book. I can honestly say that even though I’ve been reading about and practicing food storage techniques for a good 2 years, I learned at least one new thing from each chapter of this book, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well Angela’s How-To sections worked. They were informative, but not overly simplified. She gives you just enough information to teach you what you need to know. I won’t spoil it all for you, but here are a couple of things I enjoyed reading and learning about that I did not know before this book:
- How to make homemade survival bars (Pg. 14)
- Twelve emergency Water Uses (Pg. 59)
- Multiple ways to seal Mylar bags (Pg. 101)
- Using a vacuum sealer to store food in PETE containers (Pg. 106)
- Seasonal grocery store sales (Pg. 113)
- Tips for growing and using sprouts (Pg. 134-136)
- Wild Edible Plants (Pg. 154-156)
There are many, many more, but you get my point!
What I Didn’t Like
This book doesn’t even deserve a section labeled “What I Didn’t Like”… There was absolutely nothing I didn’t like! Moving along…
Why Should I Buy this Amazing Book? and Where Can I Get it?
If you didn’t read the rest of this article, I will summarize for you: This book is awesome! Everything you need to know about food storage right at your fingertips! You could probably find all of this information on the internet, or on various places via Pinterest, but I’m all for having hard copies of my favorite books, and this one fits that bill. Not to mention, if SHTF, you’ll want something tangible to look at. 🙂
You can pre-order it HERE from Amazon until May 7th (at which point it will be ready to ship)! You can also find it (After May 7th) at Living Ready Online, Barnes & Noble, or other bookstores near you.
I’m also GIVING A COPY AWAY to one lucky reader! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter between May 4th at 12:00am Central Time and May 10th at 12:00am Central Time. The giveaway ends at midnight on the 9th, and a winner will be chosen and notified within 72 hours. Please check your spam folders to make sure you don’t miss out on your winnings! The winner must reply within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.
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Update: This giveaway is over and the winner has been chosen. Thank you to all of those who participated! If you missed it, I try to do some sort of giveaway every other month or so, if not more frequently. Please check back for more opportunities! 🙂
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