Your Family Ark Food Storage
Setting aside some food for life's challenges just makes sense. Call it food security or hunger insurance. It is a critical investment in the future well-being of your loved ones. A truly rich family works together to fill the pantry and then enjoys the bounty of the harvest together.
We like to encourage our friends to have a three month supply of foods which they eat every day. In addition, the provident lifestyle suggests a family have a longer term food supply for added security. Life can get quite challenging at times. Great comfort and security can be found around the family dinner table where tummies are filled, hearts gladdened and relationships strengthened.
There is no one right way to build your food storage. Family food stores are as unique as the family who builds them. Join us on our journey as we build our food stores and explore important principles along with great ideas from our friends.
Have you ever wondered how Grandma ever functioned without electricity? ... Let's start with root cellars. We had one out on the ranch. It had been dug down into the ground about 7 or 8 feet. The sides were reinforced with cement. It wasn't the fine quality we have today, oh no! There were all these chunks of rock sticking out of it. Gravel wasn't crushed in those days.
At one time it had actually been white-washed but in my day it was just gray. There were shelves built all around the sides with a sort of counter at the back. I imagine the room was probably 8 feet wide and 10 or 12 feet long. The roof was constructed of heavy timbers that looked like railroad ties. Outside the roof was mounded over with several feet of earth to keep it cool and to prevent rain from leaking through.