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LH 148 – Simple Long Term Food Storage

LH 148: Simple Ways To Prepare Food For An Emergency

There are SO many topics we could cover about preparedness, but today we’re only focusing on food storage. This is an important topic to cover because no matter where we live, we could face a weather event or community emergency that requires us to be on our own for a bit.

Before you say, “I don’t need to prep,” hear me out.

I’m not talking about living in fear that at any moment there will be a zombie apocalypse. But I do believe being ready for emergencies is smart because something as simple as a big storm can mean no access to electricity or roads for several days or longer.

Being prepared is so easy and so important.

In this episode, we chat with preparation expert and author, Kathy Harrison, about how as gardeners and food preservers, we can plan ahead and be ready when these situations arise.

And here’s the best part…We chat about delicious ways to use and rotate out the food we store. You’ll love it!

You will learn:

  • What types of food can be stored long term
  • How long it can be stored for
  • How to create a simple plan for food storage
  • Why you will want to rotate out that food
  • How to cook up your storage in super delicious ways
  • And much more

Kathy Harrison:

Preparedness - LivingHomegrown.comKathy Harrison is the author of 5 books. Her last book, Just In Case: How To Be Self-Sufficient When The Unexpected Happens was voted best book on family preparedness by The Prepared.

Kathy and her husband, Bruce, live on a tiny homestead in Massachusetts where they raise bees and chickens. They also have a small orchard and greenhouse.

Kathy teaches classes in food preservation, soap-making, candle-making, bee keeping and other topics devoted to small-scale farmsteading. Kathy has presented workshops at the Mother Earth News Sustainable Living Fairs and NOFA conferences and she was an adjunct professor at Greenfield Community classes where she taught classes in the agriculture department.

Resources & Links Mentioned:

Prepping 101 -

Prepping 101* – Kathy’s book

Just In Case* Kathy’s book – Kathy’s Website

Practically-Prepared – Kathy’s Facebook Page

Other Related Episodes:

Preserving with Dry Storage and Dehydration

Dehydrating Food 101

3 Life Enhancing Benefits of Canning Food


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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.