By Beth McCall – Off The Grid News
Do you have a ton of extra vegetables like carrots and potatoes lying around each year? Have you run out of canning space and room in your home? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you should consider installing a root cellar.
A root cellar is a great way to store any produce you have left over from harvest. The underground cellar was very popular back in the old days before refrigeration and other storage methods. Many old farms and homes will have a cellar somewhere on the property. If you do not have a cellar, you should consider getting one. Anyone who wants to have food storage should have some sort of root cellar.
A root cellar is underground and can be made of various items, including concrete blocks and wood. But that can get expensive. If you do not have a lot of money and you want something that you can make for free, consider converting a refrigerator or freezer into a root cellar. The cellar won’t be huge, but it will be adequate enough to hold your food storage. If you want a larger storage capacity, you can go with a larger refrigerator or a larger freezer.
Where to Get a Freezer or Refrigerator?
If you do not have a spare refrigerator or freezer, there are several ways that you can find one and use it. Call your local appliance dealers and see if they have any that aren’t working that they would be willing to donate or sell for a small fee.
Also, search on sites like Craigslist and Facebook. Another way to find a used refrigerator or freezer that is no longer working is to go to your local landfill. Stick with the people there and see if you can get a refrigerator or freezer that has been thrown away but has not been taken away for scrap.