In times of long term distress, survival depends on the ability to be self-sufficient.
You can store and save, and I recommend that, but without the ability to replenish that stock, your survival is short-lived. To be able to produce for yourself, your family and even your animals indefinitely is optimal. By trial and error I have discovered what works for me and mine.
I want to share that in the hopes that it helps you as well or at the very least sparks an idea. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Necessity breeds ingenuity. You only need to look around you and be willing to see things differently.