I'm one of those that always keeps well stocked and we can approx. 500-700 jars of food a year, plus I also dry a lot of items. I keep seeing so many people who freeze so much. Personally, I like frozen foods better than canned; however, I'm kind of leary in case we lose electricty for days on end since we don't have a generator. It would be a huge economic loss; so that's why I mostly can and dry food. I also appreciate how dry foods last so long and take up less space. What are your long term food preservation preferences?