We posted on our Facebook page:
Comment #1: Rotation, rotation, rotation. And I keep a list in my purse of things that we could possibly add to stock, and when doing the regular shopping, I wait til there is a sale and add to our stores. And for the SHTF stuff, we have the long term storage cans of some stuff and wheat berrys and mill… We stock local farm grown potatoes in the cellar for the winter, and leftovers could then be planted if need be.
Comment #2: Along with rotation please make out 10 to 20 recipes that your family eat.It seems that 20 recipes are usually the mainstay.Then prep with these in mind. Don’t prep foods that u or your family wont eat.Then start frugally.Bits at a time.Work around these recipes.
Comment #3: Older folks like our Grand-Parents and Great-Grand Parents put food up for the winter in Pantries, Root Cellars/Dairy’s, Basements, and where ever else they had space to store it. They stored it too in case the next years crops weren’t so good. We have just taken it a few steps farther in some cases, but basically we are doing what our ancestors did to prepare. I just wish I could get my parents to see it that way. They’re preppers and don’t even know it.
Comment #4: I do not have any good tips on storing food long term that you all don’t already know, however I can share a short personal story involving my own emergency pantry. In 2010 my part of Missouri got flooded and our home took water damage, at the same time I was trying to save money for a wedding and did not have the funds to find a new place and save, so me and my soon-to-be-wife moved in with my parents for four months. That pantry (supplemented with fresh meat from the store and some fresh garden veggie’s) lasted us that entire time. It got old eating eat of cans and preserved pasta, but we were able to afford the wedding and move out on our own again shortly after, and the food we had on hand HELPED. Not a harrowing tale, but one I think most people are more likely to encounter.