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Food Storage Method #5: Bay Leaves

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Bay leaves can be spread throughout the containers of grain or dried goods. Two bay leaves for small amounts up to one gallon or five leaves in larger buckets. Some people say this works well for them. Just what is the science behind using bay leaves? Bay leaves are toxic if the bug eats them. However, the bugs will happily climb right over them. Scientifically, there is no proof that bay leaves detour them completely only being toxic detours bugs from eating the bay leaf itself. If you are still skeptical, choose another method just to be on the safe […]

Locating your Food Storage: Criteria 2 – Convenient & Accessible

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One of my biggest ‘beefs’ with some food storage plans is that the items are stored and ignored for an¬†undetermined amount of time. This not only is poor stewardship of eventually perishable recourses you want to have a eye on, but also omits the one resource you will need in the event of using the stored food – skill.¬† If you keep your food storage in a convenient and accessible place where you can get into it often and use it on a regular basis, you not only know that the contents are in good condition but more importantly you […]