What is the Best Way to Safely Store Meat for When the SHTF?
One of the biggest concerns preppers have is how to store food — especially meat. If the SHTF, a freezer or fridge may not do you any good. That’s not just because of electricity loss, either. You may be on the go or we may have been hit with an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) that can turn your freezer into an insulated chest, even if you have power. Properly salted meat is the best for long term storage because it keeps well, but pests that would normally feast on bare meat will avoid it. Note that we cannot control what you do at home, so use the salt cure method at your own risk, knowing that it can be lethal if done incorrectly. Click on the link to learn the details of how to preserve meat with salt.
The key to prepping is thinking outside of the box and planning for the worst. That means finding different ways to do things — including storage. When you’re thinking about storage, consider what risks you face as well as what resources you have. For instance, if you live in a mobile home, you may have what seems like limited storage space, but don’t overlook the area under the home. There is plenty of storage space there as long as you keep your items in solid containers. An added advantage is that while you have things stored there, you’re also adding insulation under the house.
When it comes to worrying about what might get into your stored items, consider other humans as well as rodents and insects. Use sealed containers whenever possible, like tea tins and barrels. But don’t forget to leave something out in the open as a decoy for those who would like to investigate your stored items further… if they knew about them.