By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper

In our agrarian past, we didn’t have  a grocery store in every town receiving shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables from all corners of the world on a daily basis.  Food preservation was a necessity to survive the long winter in most locations.  Over the centuries, many have gotten their winter produce fix from a simple non-tech solution:  the root cellar.

The first root cellars in recorded history were in Australia – more than 40,000 years ago it is indicated that they were burying their yam harvests in order to keep them fresh.  Since then, underground food storage caches have been found all over the world, as people took advantage of the cool moist atmosphere a few feet down.

The Perfect Root Cellar

If you’re lucky, you have a room in the basement you can set up as your cold cellar…

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