Endurance - did you build the solar freezer or did you by it off the shelf?I have a solar electric freezer, so barring EMP, as long as I can generate 75 watts for five hours a day for at least five days a week, I'll be set for frozen foods. I'm still not overly dependent on them, but it's nice to have that insurance.
get a slowcooker then start your stew before work set on low and when you get home supper is ready.I store different foods for different purposes. While I agree with 'store what you eat, eat what you store' there's also some balance to that. First off, I'd like some super easy to prepare meals if I'm without power for a few days, but expect power to return shortly. For that, I have some freeze dried backpacking meals and some MREs. I have probably 2 weeks worth in the house. Next, I have an 'enhanced' pantry with lots of pasta, rice, and canned foods that I consume on a regular basis. In addition to my freezer, my pantry could probably get me through 3-4 months. Beyond this, I store grains. If I knew I was in for the long haul, I'd take the time that I don't have now to bake breads, make stews, and cook proper meals. I've experimented, made some stews, use my bread machine on a weekly basis, but don't have time to grind wheat or tend to a stew while I'm at work for 9-10 hours a day. If times get tough, I'll do what needs to get done, and in the meantime, I'm well stocked.
Anything that has a long shelf life and tastes good!What are some good foods to store? So far, I am thinking oatmeal, rice, canned beans, canned corn, canned grean beans. Im going to check on canned meat next. What else can you guys think of?
Jake the biggst thing that you haven't mentiond is pasta.What are some good foods to store? So far, I am thinking oatmeal, rice, canned beans, canned corn, canned grean beans. Im going to check on canned meat next. What else can you guys think of?
Parched corn had been called pioneer candy. If done right, it's very sweet in the dried form and sweet like sweet corn when cooked.OK. You got me with this one. :scratch Is this dried?