25 Ways to Safely Store Food for Long-Term Survival

Trista - July 19, 2020
Freezing milk is a great way to extend its shelf life, which is already about three months. Shutterstock.

It’s Okay To Freeze Milk

Many people won’t freeze milk because they’re afraid of what it’ll do to the taste and consistency. However, freezing milk is a great way to make it last longer. In fact, you won’t even know that it was frozen because it tastes fresh.

The key is not to open the milk jug. You don’t need to worry about the milk becoming too much for the container because there’s not enough milk to cause too much of a problem. Plus, the pitcher is meant to expand a little, which helps the freezing process.

You know how to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, but what about goodies like cake? Shutterstock.

Freeze Leftover Cake

You might live in a house where leftover cake doesn’t seem like a problem. If you ever find yourself with too much cake or don’t want your family eating cake for a few days in a row, you can let them have their piece and then freeze the rest.

All you need to do is place a slice of bread on each end cut and place it in the freezer, where it will last for months. You can also set the cake in the fridge, but it’ll only last a few weeks.

Storing apples next to potatoes can keep them from sprouting. Shutterstock.

Store Apples And Potatoes Next To Each Other

Okay, this article should probably end on a healthy note. You know that you shouldn’t store your onions and potatoes next to each other because the gasses will cause them to go back faster. However, one way to extend your potatoes’ shelf life is to store them next to apples. This hack will cause the potatoes to keep from sprouting for a longer period.

Plus, it won’t hurt the apples, and you don’t need to keep a lot of them next to the potatoes. For instance, you can save some apples in your crisper drawer and a few next to the potatoes. Just ensure you eat the ones by the potatoes first.


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