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The Importance of a Root Cellar


What is the importance of a root cellar?

Not only will it protect you from natural disasters but it can also store food and keep it fresh without using up all your fridge space. We need to stock up on food while it’s still at a fairly cheap price. As weather monstrosities occur and oil prices rise who is to say that food prices won’t be going up as well? It is a reassuring feeling to know that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster you will not only have shelter to protect you and your family but you will also have a stockpile of food to help you all survive.

Any excess food can be stored in a root cellar at the right temperature and humidity level to keep fresh food nutritious and viable. Although you can use pressure canning as a method for putting food up it’s not as healthy as fresh raw foods are. If you are unable to grow your own crops and are worried about what goes into them you can become members of bulk food Co-operatives and purchase fruits and vegetables from low or no-spraying farms. You can store fruits and vegetables in a root cellar and relish them over a period of several months.


Other Necessities


Not only can you store your food but you can also store other supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. These can include but are not limited to vitamins, over the counter medicines, toothpaste and other hygiene products. You can also store foldable cots in case you need to spend a night or two. Blankets and pillows could be stored in totes along with clothes. You never really know exactly what you will need in the event of disasters and emergencies so you will need to store as many essentials as you can think of.


Build It

 You have nothing to lose from building a root cellar but you have a lot to gain. From having a safe haven if disasters or emergencies take place to storing your excess food that you’ve been trying to hide in every nook and cranny. Even if you live somewhere where natural disasters seldom take place it’s still a good idea for storing food that you don’t have room for in the fridge or even the house. A root cellar is a win win situation. Everyone should have one. 


Do you have a root cellar?  Share you pics with us, we would love to see them!!

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