CharlieTango, good observations! We enjoy canning meats (wild game too), fruits, bone broth (elk bones, chicken feet my favorite!), and vegetables. That’s one example of longer term storage. For some folks canning skills is a big plus. It’s also the way we’ve been able to eat much more healthy too. You can think of all of this food as ‘medicine’ of sorts. I’m a testimony to what great nutrition can do to help address health goals you’re working on. Our food supply for SHTF does not differ much from our weekly menu. I must say it’s easier to live in rich farmland that serves local market. We know our farmers by name and we trade together too. We also have benefited from a naturopathic doctor to help focus efforts and offer suggestions. Food for thought….