I have said on here before that I am somewhat of a "prepper." Not prepping for a certain event, just being prepared for what may come in the future. As we have seen the past year, you never know how your family can be affected by things that happen in the world. I have done food storage for almost 4 yrs now and it came in very handy for my family during difficult financial times. I am also making more band friendly decisions in my food storage for me to be able to eat what we have stored! No rice, bread or pasta for me, so I am getting more creative :-) So I have followed in the footsteps of the Preparedness Pro (LOVE her) and started making more shelf stable food for my pantry that I can actually eat. I have already preserved dozens of eggs to make them shelf stable, but today my mom and I waxed cheese. It was a little more work than I thought it would be, but it is super cool! I have 13 lbs to do and did 6 today. Some things I would have done differently? Used more wax and/or a less wide and deeper bowl for dipping. Since I don't have an actual double boiler I just did a metal bowl in a big pot. I needed more depth. Here are some photos of our cheese waxing day!