Book Review: Food Storage for the Clueless

I may as well admit it up front…..I have a thing for books.
Seriously….I don’t know why, but I LOVE THEM.

TEH-books3I have stacks of them in my bedroom……


TEH-books2In my kitchen…..


TEH-books1In my office……
Yeah, I really love books.

I recently checked out this book at our new little local library:


(I have no affiliation with Amazon, just posting the link where I got my copy).

I loved it so much I couldn’t bear to let it go without reading it cover to cover and going back and pouring over things I found interesting, so after renewing my library rental 3 times (the maximum allowed), I decided to get a copy of my own. It wasn’t new, I bought it used, but it works and I’m thrilled to have this in my personal library.

One of my favorite parts of the book was the beginning where it talks about the different preparedness “personalities” that exist. Very enlightening, and actually confirmed my conscious evolution from the siege mentality (years ago) to the provident mentality that we’ve been practicing for the last year or so. Seriously…read the book. It’s entertaining as well as enlightening.

It goes on to talk about what to store, how to store, how MUCH to store, canning, dehydrating, growing your own stuff (think sprouts and yogurt), shopping and acquisition tips, emergency preparedness, expanding your storage, rotating and more (MORE!). There are tons of resources, recipes, and other information.

Two things on my list of “things to try sooner than later” are the sourdough starter/bread and the cottage cheese.

So, if you’re a book freak, a preparedness freak, or a food storage freak (we may be twins separated at birth) check this book out. I think you’ll find it fascinating!

Happy reading!

Do YOU have a favorite preparedness book? Share the name/author info in the comments and what you like about it! I am always excited to check out new ones!


4 thoughts on “Book Review: Food Storage for the Clueless

  1. Okay, you asked for it!!

    The Art of Baking with Natural Yeast

    The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by Mormon Pioneers

    And one I don’t have, yet, but would someday like to read.

    Backyard Winter Gardening

    Do you sense a theme here? Yes, that would be the author. Am sure there are others out there, but at this point in time these are ones I have read (only bits & pieces) or want to read.


    1. They all look really good, Becky! They’re going on my wish list….I wish we had a big county library system like up north, where we could use several different libraries and not just the one where we live….I’ve had my eye on that Mormon Pioneer one…looks so good!


  2. This book looks great, Jenn. Especially for someone like me. I need all the help I can get and am certainly somewhat “clueless” as to all of it as a whole.


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