Food Preservation - Root Cellars
Root Cellar Option For Flatlanders.
Good Info On Having A Root Cellar
A concrete safe room in a basement
palette shelving - if only I have the room for this....
Building a Root Cellar
root cellar or bomb shelter or both
Choose a cordwood earth sheltered root cellar with a Sedum roof, built into the hillside. Unusual and unique, this little root cellar stays at a comfortable 15-20 degrees Celsius in the summer, and above freezing in the winter, even without added heat. The cordwood walls on the front keep the temperature from fluctuating too much, making it the ideal place to store organic vegetables for the winter. Deep snow will help insulate it.
I remember so fondly having a root cellar under the house with a door in our garage as a child. It had a trap door with a rope, steps and the floor was cemented. Against the walls were shelves. Carolyn would store all her "fixin's" and we'd go there during tornadoes to be safe. Ps. 24. She'd lift up that big old door.
The Truth About Building a Root Cellar