I probably have more than three months worth of food stored, even though about half of it is stored in the freezer. This time of year I start to stock more canned and less in the freezer because of hurricane season (even if we don't get a hurricane in Houston, I'll likely lose power at least once, even if only for a few hours).
But I'm not really sure how long my stored foods will last us. I need to learn a system to inventory what I have, so I can use food storage programs (spreadsheets or online calculators) to stock for three months, then six months, and eventually an entire year's worth of food (not in the freezer either, since that's unreliable). I'm not a good enough gardener or forager that I could feed the both of us without shopping if a long-term disaster happened (hurricane, job loss, drastic increases in food prices, ect...)
I've started storing some long-term foods as I can afford, or find, and I've slowed down for a few reasons:
- I need to store it better for long-term
- I'm not experienced with using things like whole wheat berries
- I haven't cooked with most of the long-term foods (except powdered milk)
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Meanwhile, I'm going to pack up my whole wheatberries into FoodSaver bags.