Do you hate to grocery shop? Do you detest incessant menu planning, or do you spend more on your family's food needs than you do on your mortgage? Feel as if you're running to the grocery store before a storm or other potentially disruptive event because you need to stock up? Food storage is the answer to each of those problems. My name's Karen, and I care about making sure my family's dietary needs are met, no matter what. One way I do this is through our year's worth of personal food storage, and now I'm here to show you how to easily store a year's worth of food as well. In A Year Without the Grocery Store, I walk you through a step-by-step plan which: -Incorporates the meals your family already loves. -Takes into account your family's unique food allergies, intolerances, and preferences. -Teaches you how to economically store food, and shows you how, if necessary, you could feed each member of your family for around $160/year. -Provides you with recipes that take your food storage from edible to delicious. -Discusses alternate ways to cook your food storage in case you encounter a power outage. -Discusses properly storing water. -Points out pitfalls and holes in most people's food storage and crafts a plan for how to avoid them. If you thought the idea of a year's worth of food storage was a little crazy, take another look at healthy meals, money savings, not having to run to the grocery store before winter storms, and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you've planned and prepared and that your family can now go a year without the grocery store.
About the Author
On Good Friday in 2011, our house in Ferguson, Missouri was hit by an F4 tornado. Many people write about food storage from their accumulating of food storage during easy times. They have a knowledge of it, but haven't had to really live it. I haven't written about food storage because of our abundance, but because we've had to live from our food storage out of necessity. We lived through that F-4 tornado that hit our house. While the tornado didn't completely destroy our home, we were displaced by it. Having food storage in our house allowed me to literally pack up three week's worth of food and take it to the hotel in which the insurance company was putting us up. I didn't have to think about food or menus or about money to eat out every meal. This knowledge gave me the freedom to focus on getting things settled with the insurance company. I had the freedom to keep my kids going and to deal with them not feeling safe. I had the freedom to run to different places to sign documents or make the different phone calls to deal with the devastation the storm wreaked on our home. Since that time, I've lived through two other life-changing events. I was an eye-witness to the Ferguson riots. No matter which side of the equation you come down on, it was life-changing and eye-opening. I also lived through an armed standoff with a knife-wielding man during my family's time at a local homeschool chess club. This taught me the importance of knowing how to react before something happens, so you get it right. You don't have time to think things over. Each of these things taught me a new level of self-sufficiency and preparedness. I never knew what life was going to throw at me, but my journey to self-sufficiency started with food storage and grew beyond my wildest imaginings. If you are interested in finding out more about me, Karen Morris, or A Year Without the Grocery Store, you can head here: http: //ayearwithoutthegrocerystore.com.