There are many people that can't have a garden due to where they live, me included. I do however have access to a great farmers market every friday, downtown Vero Beach. Either way you get your fresh food it still must be preserved to last a long time.
I found a great web site that can show you how to bake bread when you don't have an oven, how to can, make healthy cereal, and so much more....and its free. I am posting the link to that site at the end of this email. Make sure you check everything you are interested in learning about.
I also suggest that you consider buying oil lamps...and a good stock of oil for the lamps.You will need to store water, lots of it. I buy several cases a week at Sams.I save milk jugs and plastic juice bottles, wash them and fill them with tap water to be used for cleaning things, including people! I pray that things don't reach this point, but a lot of people are beginning to talk about it. Even if nothing happens we still have food to eat, and knowledge our forefathers would be proud of.
http://www.preparedpantry.com/index.html You will have to prowl around to find what you want....
Small world Carol! My wife and I worked that farmers market for about a year. Louisana food, shrimp po-boys ect. I got sick and we had to stop. I love that market as well as Nelsons here in Port Saint Lucie.
Thanks for all the hints. I have tried to grow beans, tomatoes, cucumbers ect and have killed them all. I think its the berrys from the Pepper trees sourounding my house but it could just be me and a brown thumb. Im going to read these sites and find out just what to do cuz i believe we will need everything we can grow sooner than later.
I look forward to checking out the site you recommend!! Sounds just like what I am looking for!! Thank you for posting it!!
We are trying multiple methods of food storage and food sources. Last year we added a small freezer in the kitchen (about the size of a smaller sized refrigerator. Our backyard is small, but 2 garden beds were converted from flowers to vegetables. In Texas, we had two growing seasons. In the cold weather, we had broccoli, cabbage, and brussel sprouts. In the early spring, we planted tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and yellow crook neck squash. There are a lot of containers on our back porch area with lots of herbs, cherry tomatoes and green onions.
In the house, we have two hydroponic gardening machines. They are small and fit on the kitchen counter. They are used to jumpstart our seeds indoors and then one is used for cherry tomatoes and the other for lettuce year round.
Our next addition is a food dehydrator. Other members of our family have successfully used them on fruits and to make jerky.
The pantry in our home is a closet that we converted and added a lot of shelves. The food is planned now for 4 months.
Finally, we have also begun to add dehydrated foods that are portable and don't take up much space. I was surprised how good they tasted. To save money on that, we began our own website selling the dehydrated food to others. I will not be "shameless" and advertise it here. If anyone wants our website address, just write to me.
That's about all I can think of for now. Hope this helps.
I watched a program on TV the other day..according to them 35% of the country is on food stamps.
Something has to give soon, either the bubble will burst and we all fall, or the ones creating this problem
will step up and try to turn it around. I don't say this as a joke, we all know our clueless government is
the problem, and said clueless commander in chief wants to be re-elected.
On another note, any of you who have a military family member might want to check out MRE's. They
have changed, according to my Marines they taste pretty good.