Spring cleaning, for your food stores

My OCD tendencies come out each spring as I begin a systematic purge-and-organize of every room in our home.

Spring cleaning makes for a great time to rotate out short-term food stores like fruit and nuts, and check on long-term foods like wheat and rice. For our one-year supply of food, we’ve chosen to simply buy in bulk the items we normally eat, so that even in an emergency, at least we’ve got our familiar (and healthy) comfort foods. Freeze-dried foods are good for Ray Jardine-style lightweight backpacking and not much else.