For some families one of the barriers to long term food storage is lack of space. Back when my husband and I lived in a New Orleans “shotgun” home with our young son and two rambunctious dogs my son’s crib was in the dining nook and my clothes resided in the coat closet. Of course, we did not have a garage. We never “stocked up” at Costco or Sam’s Club. What was the point? We didn’t believe we had space to store any extra supplies. IF I had been interested in Preparedness back then (and I SHOULD have been, given the many natural disasters for which Louisiana is at risk!) I would have been able to figure out a solution! Today, I know better.
HOW TO STORE FOOD & WATER:
WHERE TO STORE STUFF?
PANTRY OR GARAGE CAN ROTATION RACKS
UNDER BED STORAGE
BASEMENT or CRAWL SPACE
AVOID THE ATTIC (TOO HOT)
Even in our relatively cool Northwestern climate it can get VERY toasty in the attic in the spring and summer. Even food that stores well breaks down faster and loses flavor and freshness if stored at above 75 F.
That's it for my post, today. Please leave comments with any of your food storage ideas and tips for small homes!