the possible lack of electricity thing is a big consideration, so we are choosing not to do freezer stockpiling for emergency/disaster preparedness. what good is a freezer full of food if it all goes bad?
The next time organic chicken goes on sale (about every 6-8 weeks here), I buying up, throwing some in the freezer, but also pressure canning some of it. It's not my favorite food, but my husband could eat canned chicken all day, so, it won't go to waste. And, of course, more stable if the power goes out.
We don't freezer stockpile much just because all we have is the over the fridge freezer.
I just made 9 pints of organic chicken broth yesterday, and that would cost more in the store than the dang whole chicken did, and, of course, we used the actual chicken for two meals (plus giblet gravy so, I'm awfully pleased with myself.
We need a patting oneself on the back emoticon. For easily self-satisfied people like me