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Survival seed banks are a great investment for preppers but that purchase is just the beginning for you. You need to know how to grow food and how to preserve it!
When it comes to feeding your family from your own garden, potatoes are King! I have read many sources that say you should be planting at least 1/3 of all your garden space to potatoes.
Potatoes are long-lasting and packed with the good stuff your family will need. Particularly if you ever have to depend on your garden as your main food source.
Properly storing potatoes is just as important as growing them. You need to get those potatoes to last from harvest in the fall until the first of your garden produce is ready to eat the following spring.
You really don’t want several hundred pounds of potatoes going bad too quickly so proper storage is the key.
For hundreds of years, maybe thousands we have been storing root vegetables underground, where they grow, for months at a time. Potatoes are one of the most common foods that have sustained humanity over the years.
You can hang or bury potatoes in the sand and they will keep for months at a time in a root cellar.
Potatoes dehydrate very effectively. They can be sliced and dehydrated or even mashed and dehydrated!
Diced or shredded and dehydrated, the potato has many options and you can bring them back from this state in a form that is ready for use.
Dried diced potatoes can be dropped right into the soup. Very simple.
Another great means for storing potatoes long term is canning. Just like dehydration, there are many derivations of potatoes that can be canned and used in its many capacities.
Use these important root vegetables to feed your family in times of need.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It’s made of lean, dried meat that’s crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call “survival skills” now.