When I think about food storage, I immediately have two very frightening thoughts.
1) How can I do it?
2) What will I make with it?
I'm starting to overcome the fear of how to do it. By taking it a little at a time and tucking things behind my pots and pans, I'm accumulating it slowly but surely and finding places to keep it. But then that leaves the question - what will I make with it? Will we starve to death in a houseful of food because I never learned how to cook with the food on hand, a pathetic death while surrounded by cans of wheat?
"I Can't Believe It's Food Storage" takes out that fear. In the first place, the author talks about storing actual food. That's right - the food items in here are all every day, common sense items. No longer does dehydrated celery reign supreme - we're talking chocolate chips and stuff. There are recipes for your more standard food storage items, but with this book, you realize a little more that you need to store what you'll eat. And believe me, if I'm living on my food storage, I'm going to need some chocolate in there from time to time.
I appreciated the organized, positive approach the author takes in explaining how to set up the food storage system. It doesn't feel so overwhelming, and it actually sounds a little fun ... if a word like "fun" really can be applied to food storage. The process is broken down into chunks and made manageable. It's not, "run out and buy everything today," but rather, go at it with wisdom and planning.
There are a lot of books on the market about preparedness, and I've read a lot of them. I would definitely recommend this one over many of the others. For usability, the optimism of approach, and the flat-out yumminess of these recipes, this one belongs on your personal preparedness shelf.
(This book was published in 2009 by Walnut Springs Press.)
This book was sent to me by the publisher, free of charge.