Let me open by saying this book should be called The Food Storage Bible. Now, before my Christian friends get all up in arms, allow me to explain why I would make such a claim and strongly believe it should be on everyone’s shelf.
When we first got into the homesteading and preparedness lifestyle, food storage was at the top of my list. We were most worried about a break in the supply chain and being able to grow and preserve food. There are so many aspects to it that I had to piece it all together. I had looked around for books that had what I was looking for in one spot but there was always something missing, it seemed. One book would talk about canning and freezing but leave dehydrating or smoking foods out. Others focused on methods of storing food such as mylar bags and vacuum sealing but left out the importance of multi-layered storage to being successful for long term. Still others were glorified recipe books. It took hours, days, and weeks of research to learn all I could about different types of storage, storage methods, how to store this-or-that, climate controls and the list goes on.
Enter Angela Paskett‘s labor of love, frustration, and likely a good portion of her sanity. All sacrificed so people no longer have to lose their own trying to get it all to make sense. The book reads easily and is well presented. Everything is broken down into manageable chunks that introduces the reader to the information and gives all the options. Each chapter ties into the last and eventually, you are brought full circle! You understand how it all forms into a whole, cohesive unit. The best part, especially for newbies, you are not left feeling overwhelmed. It is very easy to understand which storage methods are right for you because they are all given and explained in a logical manner. You can consider how best to fit it into your life and take control over your ‘food insurance’ where you can rely on yourself first.
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This book goes above and beyond and is the core reason why I think everyone should get a copy: Not only does she cover what to store, how to store, and where to store your food – she goes into how to cook and use that food without modern conveniences. There are recipes sprinkled throughout the book but do not overwhelm the main content which is a serious plus to me. From those who have only thought about food storage to seasoned vets, you will find value in this book!