A Year Without the Grocery Store: A Step by Step Guide to Acquiring, Organizing, and Cooking Food Storage
Starts out with the author discussing the items in her basement that will last them a whole year but mostly the piece of mind that she won't have to spend a lot of time planning meals, they are done and stored.
There is a bit of trial and error when it comes to preparing the food that was stored...
I like the concept but don't have the room for it as we have no basement at all. We do use food storage, food saver where you vacuum seal a meal or vegetables. I've kept some squash for over a year and it works out fine for making muffins.
Green beans I can blanche or just freeze them out of the garden, boil them in the bag when ready to use.
Lots of resources of where to get bulk items, online or co ops delivered to a drop point. Cheaper the more you buy at one time.
Love the section on couponing as we rarely buy boxed or canned items either.
There are even sections on packing an emergency bag for the car and at home as you will need more than just food.
There are assignments to do also to keep you going in the book.
Love mix and dressings combination that you can make at home-no more buying them at the store.
Substitutions for most everything, gravy mixes, etc. also how to make milk when you don't have any, substitutions for so many things.
Real life events, tornado, riots, etc that the family had to use the storage.