So you squirreled away 3 months to a 1 years worth of rice, beans, corn, flower, salt and sugar. That is quite an achievement in and of itself that took discipline, time, effort, and money. Storing food is only one part of the equation. So how are you going to make it work when there is no power. Did you have a means to cook it? Is it a balanced diet that contains essential vitamins and minerals? Are you eating the foods now that you have stored? If not why? You can learn a lot from eating the food that you store. When I just ate what I had in my food storage for a month. I found many things out that me being form a 1st world county never had to deal with before. I could not cook the food for a month with what I had on hand in the city, I needed more propane. Tiredness and low energy, head aches, and food fatigue were the heavy hitters for me. I learned that I had to get more recipes and find other ways to prepare the food. I also learned about how important it is to incorporate a well balanced garden was going to be essential to provide vitamins and add the variety I needed. I still don't have all the answers, not even close but at least, I am a little wiser. Shalom
I love vacuum sealing jars with dry stuffs in them. But, what if the power goes out and you can't do that? Here's a handy way to get that perfect dry good seal with a "brake bleeder"! PREPSTEADERS shows us how to do that in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sceVvxxluw Shalom and Blessings everyone!