Sharing how we organize our pantry and food storage areas (+ small space tips!)
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In the homesteading world, when it comes to food, we all talk a lot about topics like how to grow your own food, preservation, and cooking. But what is often overlooked is the storage, organization, and management of all the food we have grown, preserved or stocked up.

In this week’s Pantry Chat, Josh and Carolyn are sharing their thoughts and strategies on food storage organization. If you put up or buy in a lot of food, this can be a real challenge. Come hang out with us for a bit while we discuss different strategies for organizing your food storage systems for canning, dehydrating, freezing and more.

Time Stamps-
0:00 – Intro and Chit Chat
6:25 – Q and A
6:40 – Preparing your vehicle for winter
7:48 – Do we wrap our pipes for winter?
9:12 – How do you can water at home?
11:17 – Main Topic – How to Organize Your Pantry and Food Storage Areas
16:55 – How to organize jarred and canned goods. Where to store them and what climate to store them in.
20:05 – Where and how to store empty jars.
21:17 – How to set up your canned food rotation system.
22:46 – Group food by type and label well.
23:10 – Storage organization for dehydrated goods and storage tips to keep them dry.
25:53 – Bulk bins and bulk storage tips.
28:52 – Tips for storing food in freezers.
32:42 – Tips for common storage or root cellar storage items.
37:15 – How to store store-bought goods.
38:53 – How to store your long-term ferments and tips for keeping your ferments healthy.
40:40 – How to store cheese and how to store cured meats.
41:30 – How to store preserved eggs.

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