Long-Term Food Storage Equipment & Tools - Keep An Edible Supply Of Food Ready
Whether you want tools and equipment for short or long-term food storage, canning, freeze drying, or pickling, it is very important that you make it a point to buy quality equipment from a reputable source. Storeitfoods is a company that has been delivering food storage solutions for a number of years. The advantages are obvious - a company that has been in this business for such a long time, would be better positioned to know the exact needs of consumers as well as what products would help in fulfilling those needs to a T.
For instance, if you want long-term food storage products, you will have to make sure that you are aware of all the factors that you need to look for in equipment and tools for this specific purpose. Every piece of equipment and tool has different features and functionality. You can’t expect a product that is made for a particular application to be perfectly suitable for use in another application, if it has not been designed for use in that application as well. For long-term food storage, you need to look for equipment that can keep your food items not only edible but appetizing for a more extended period. Whether you are facing an unexpected shortage of food supplies in your area or are preparing for a possible or even imminent emergency - long-term food storage equipment and tools will help keep that food available with the goodness intact - keeping you supplied with necessary food items in the hour of need.
Be Emergency-Prepared With Emergency Food Storage Equipment
If for some reason, and there could be many, vehicles supplying food to your area were to be stopped, you can expect your food store shelves to be empty in just a few days. Are you, however, like the wise old squirrel, already prepared for such an emergency by having stored food for unforeseeable hard times like those just described? Ask yourself as well, how long can your emergency food last - a few days, a few weeks or even several years?
One way to be emergency prepared is to increase the quantity of food that you usually buy and start consuming that which is the oldest. Another way is to buy survival/emergency preparedness food items that come with a shelf life of more than 10 years. Yes, when you buy so much food so much in advance, finding the right storage space can become tough even with space saving freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. And the case we have just discussed isn’t likely to happen often. On the other hand, why not prepare for anything? You can certainly start small and then expand your efforts later. Consider what you can afford to do. Take into account your space limitations. If you are not ready to make long-term preparations, it is better to find a solution for shorter-term emergencies rather than to make no emergency preparations at all.
Emergency food storage equipment is the right choice whichever way you look at it. It keeps your food “fresh” and you healthy during a short-term or even during a long-term emergency, allowing your family to be ready for the challenge. With this storage equipment, you can rest easy knowing that the food is there if you and your family need it. Let’s face it, a pile of food is worth a lot more than a pile of money in these situations.
The Economical Kitchen
Having food storage is one thing. Using it is another. The same can be said of emergency preparedness. Being prepared is good. Knowing how to use what you have set aside in preparation is equally important.
"The Economical Kitchen" will, however, at least to begin with, concetrate on the food storage side of things.
In fact, we at Storeitfoods.com are turning to the Great Depression for resource material. Why the Great Depression? Well, this was a time when, for a great many people, dollars were extremely hard to come by. Purchasing even the most basic of kitchen commodities might be considered a major expenditure for many families. Buying table salt or a bag of flour was not done on a whim. Pennies were saved, budgets were made, and such purchases were made only after careful consideration.
Consequently, householders, when planning meals, attempted to provide nourishing, tasty dishes that could be made with a minimum amout of waste and using a minimum amount of ingredients. Exotic spices, even if they might be available at the nearby "Piggly Wiggly"* or some other local grocery store, were passed over in favor of the more common. Your own garden produce, carefully grown, was used fresh or stored for future use. Home preserves were common. Store bought canned goods, if you had funds enough to afford them, inexpensive though they were, were also basic in many recipes. If the time comes when we have to place a great dependance upon our own food storage, then such simple, nourishing meals might be "just what the doctor ordered."
It should be noted, though, that these recipes originated in a time when stoves themselves were often very basic. Wood or coal burners were still common, with gas and electric ranges, not unknown, but more of a rarity. It would not be unusual for temperature regulators or timers to be lacking. That meant recipe providers did not bother much with cooking times, heat settings or other such guidelines. You were expected to know what a "hot oven" meant and act accordingly. Thus, today's home chef might have to resort to some experimenting, and may wish to make reference to past experience or more modern recipes that requited more elabourate preparations but were for similar dishes., and do include instructions for cooking times and oven temperatures.
* Piggly Wiggly has been bringing home the bacon for millions of American families since 1916.
To begin with, let us share with you a couple of rice based main courses:
Wash rice and boil in salted water. Drain and add to the tomatoes. Cook 10 minutes. Add grated cheese and heat till it melts. Serve at once. (Manitoba Agricultural College)
- 1 cup rice
- 1/2 tin tomatoes
- 1/2 cup cheese
- 1 tsp salt
Wash rice and boil in salted water. Drain and add all of the other ingredients. Cook about 10 minutes and serve at once. (Manitoba Agricultural College)
Note: These two recipes and many of the others which may follow in future blog entries originated with a small publication, Menus and Budgets for Economy Buying and Cooking, published by the Canadian Welfare Council.
- 1 c. rice
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 1/2 tin tomatoes
- 2 tbsp shortening
- 1 c. left over meat
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Can it, freeze it, freeze dry it, dehydrate it, use it fresh, or purchase already prepared foods for emergencies. At Store-It foods it is our desire to see to it that each food storage choice is a possibility for you.