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Re: Voyaging on $500 per month
I am currently buying in bulk (as food comes on sale), then drying and vacuum bagging for long-term storage. I can store huge volumes of food in a very small space, and it will last for years if properly sealed. I see our fridge/freezer as a useful tool, but more for short/medium term storage of food (meat, leftovers, excess caught fish, beer!).
As has been discussed, most fresh veggies and fruits don't require refrigeration. And for bulk buying, you'd need a very large fridge to store any serious volumes of veg or fruit. As a comparison, I just dried approx. two dozen fresh tomatoes. Fresh, they occupied the size of standard grocery bag. All dried and sealed, they are now the size of a can of beans. Best of all, they'll last for years if need be, will retain most of their nutritional value, and will taste nearly as good as fresh.
Why go fast, when you can go slow.
Last edited by MikeOReilly; 03-02-2014 at 10:42 PM.