Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett

Posted on: June 11, 2014

Right off the bat, when I first skimmed Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival, it was obvious Angela Paskett knows her stuff. This isn’t just another retread of the same old stuff we’ve seen countless times before. The author has truly been there and done that, having worked on her own food storage plans for over fifteen years.

In just over 200 pages, she covers the entire gamut of food storage, from assembling 72 hour kits to long-term storage of grains and such. One area where I feel the book truly shines is Chapter 5 – Preserving Your Own Food. Being able to preserve food at home allows you to take advantage of great deals you find in stores on produce and such, as well as protect your own garden bounty and meat you’ve harvested. This chapter gives an excellent overview of water bath canning, pressure canning, and dehydrating. What I really appreciated were the numerous lists of what vegetables and fruits work best with each method and which ones may have less than ideal results.

I was also pleased to see the book wasn’t filled with 100s of recipes for meals using stored foods. If I want a cookbook, I’ll buy a cookbook, y’know? Instead, from cover to cover, Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival is chock full of practical information.

Another standout is Chapter 10 – Organizing and Storing Your Food Storage. As the author notes, when you’ve been at this for even a short time, you quickly realize food storage requires space and not a small amount of it. Throughout this chapter are several innovative ideas for where you can hide your goodies and still keep them accessible.

The book wraps up with several pages of worksheets and checklists, all of which are also available online through a link noted in the book.

Food storage is often one of the very first areas a new prepper needs to address and this book is tailor made for that purpose. Even those who have been around the block a time or two are sure to find a nugget of new information.

Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival is available at all major bookstores and (as of this review) for under $14 at Amazon.

1 thought on “Food Storage for Self-Sufficiency and Survival by Angela Paskett

  1. The need to hoist a person unconscious or unable to help them selves, how do you tie the person to be hoisted? The knot is a bowline on the bite, put the feet into the two loops and around the body a couple of half hitches to keep them upright. This will be the perfect hitch to get someone hoisted.

    How about an infant? A 5 gallon bucket or a wastepaper basket with a barrel hitch to lift the infant without worry.

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