The task of do-it-yourself long term food storage is a very daunting task. It is necessary that you be up to the task. It will require you to become knowledgeable about numerous techniques and methods to do it in a safe and economical manner. You will need to learn about the different types of storage containers and the different methods to preserve and protect your food items. Just as canning and preserving your home-grown fruits and vegetables require a lot of work, even more time and work can be involved in a safe, economical “DIY” long term food storage program for you and your family. Many commercial suppliers, such as Nitro-Pak , offer safe, economical solutions for a long term food storage program.
The types of containers that are the safest to use, the best way to protect your food supplies from insects and pests, the numerous ways to prevent temperature and humidity from ruining or contaminating your food supplies, and the numerous other items that you will need to know before you start a long term food storage program would fill a book.
Unfortunately, The Prudent Pantry (one of the best books on the subject) by Alan T. Hagan is no longer available in print, but is still available for download from the internet in PDF format. It is 125 pages of information that will help you decide if a “DIY” long term food storage program is right for you.
Download it here: Prudent Storage Facts Version 4.0
It is also important not to forget your water supply needs for drinking, cooking, and sanitation purposes when you are starting a long term food storage program. A food storage program will become useless once your water supplies are depleted. Once your stored water supplies are used up, you will need to find additional sources of water in order to survive.
Download water treatment & storage info here: Water Treatment and Storage
Make an informed decision before starting a "DIY" long term food storage propram.
Staying above the water line!