Nothing brings a man down like the fear of hunger. It’s something we all think about, regardless how full our pantry is. We can’t really help it, and it’s a genetic memory that was seeded in us throughout human history. Since food was often scarce and starvation was always a problem, food storage was one of the first skills humans learned. Food storage allows us to survive for extended periods of time and give us a comforting feeling that enables us to concentrate on developing other skills.
Someday we may have to face a world in which electricity is just an empty word or a distant memory. Without electricity the best thing you could do with your fridge will be to bury it and convert it into an underground cellar. But even so, once you’ve found a new use for your fridge, you will need to fill it with food items that last for a long time. Besides your jerky, dairy items and eggs, will be a good addition to your new cellar and it’s best to know about eggs and dairy preservation techniques.
If one is nervous or uncertain about the future, it’s good to know about the old ways of preserving the food as we might put our faith in them someday, just to survive. The American diet is packed with foods that are altered by science and our shelves are filled with products that keep seemingly forever, canned or frozen food, devitalized flour, ultra-pasteurized dairy products and many others. Irradiated food no lurks on the horizon and it seems we are putting our health at risk every single day. Most of us prefer to live in a different reality and chose to go organic and grow their own food.