Long-Term Food Storage Hacks
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You’re going week to week buying groceries and spending way too much money…

There has to be a better way, and there is! Buying in bulk and storing it!   

But before you make the transition to being a bulk-buying homesteader, there are some basic rules you need to follow. Josh and Carolyn continue their series on food storage with some helpful strategies you can start putting in place now to grow your long-term food storage supply. 

In this Episode:

  • Carolyn is using lots of leftover pumpkins. Pumpkin spiced leather with maple syrup recipe coming soon.  
  • Josh and Carolyn bought new baby chickens and explain why it’s actually a good time to be buying new chicks to be able to maximize your egg production in the spring. 
  • Carolyn talks about her “famous” Colonel Littleton journal of recipes and special secrets that she one day hopes to publish. 
  • Shout out to Michelle of “Chocolate Box Cottage” who is their moderator, and also a master gardener, preserver and nutritionist who just launched her new YouTube channel. 
  • Why if your kitchen strategy isn’t in place, the rest of your homestead won’t work. 
  • How buying in bulk can save you big bucks and time, and is a great skill for new homesteaders to develop. 
  • 4 key reasons why stocking up is a great idea. 
  • Why producing things yourself actually leads to less waste and energy. 
  • 5 rules you need to follow before you start stocking up on food items.
  • Why it’s important for you to develop a “producer’s mindset.” 
  • The reason why you need to know the shelf-life of the products you’re buying in bulk.
  • What are the 4 ways you can actually get started stocking up? 
  • Where to look and who to ask for reputable bulk-buying places and recommendations? 
  • How to make the right adjustments to your food budget so you can start buying in bulk. 


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