Be Prepared with Healthy Food

Ok, so last week I asked the question, “How do we prep with nourishing foods?“. The reason I asked this question was because lately I have been hearing a lot of prepping advice suggesting storing lots of processed and freeze dried foods. I understand that in the event of a disaster, one would probably not be very picky about what they were given as long as it resembled food. But the problem with that for me is, I don’t want to spend all this time trying to live a healthier life and then when disaster strikes I break open a bag of Cheetos (I do realize Cheetos would not be the best item for storage but I couldn’t think of anything else) for nourishment.

What I have found is there seems to be two types of preppers-those that store any kind of food (or non-food) and those that store nutritious  food. Since my goals are to live a healthier life, I will strive for this even in the shadow of death. Is that too morbid? Anyway, my point is, I want to store food that is nutritious.

Methods of Storing Nutritious Food ?

  • Dehydrating
  • Canning ( healthy foods)
  • Fermenting
  • Cold Storage ( root cellar)
  • Cultured Dairy (yogurt, butter, kefir, etc.)

Preparedness Methods Through Sustainable Living

  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Fruit Gardening (strawberries, grapes, vine berries, etc.)
  • Fruit Tree Orchard
  • Livestock – Dual and Single Purpose (chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, cattle, etc.)

Useful Skills and Food Items for Trade

  • Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting
  • Woodworking, Carpentry
  • Eggs, Milk, Meat
  • Vegetables and Fruits
  • and lots of other stuff 🙂

Let me know if I have left anything out. I would love to here your thoughts on the subject.

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One Response to “Be Prepared with Healthy Food”

  • Exactly what I’m trying to aim for, Mona. You organized my thoughts so well! Just an FYI, there isn’t much to can because few items remain nutritious. I can tomatoes, jams or fruit spreads (just for treats – not nutrition), and pickled products (although I’m going to try to ferment some this year).

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