I've definitely reassessed my food inventory theory. After developing several food allergies triggered by ticks I've had to completely rethink a lot of things. My goal for last year was to produce almost all of my own meats (hunting), veggies, nuts, and fruits. Mammals are off the menu for the moment. I should get to where I can eat most mammals again soon, but I might not ever be able to eat beef, pork, or lamb again. I can get by without the beef and pork but venison was a big part of my inventory plan. I had three deer in the freezer when I learned I couldn't eat them.
Freezing isn't a good storage plan but I wanted to focus on producing last year and then expand into different storage methods this year such as canning and smoking. So for the moment I'm playing this by ear on the meats. And nuts are also off the menu so that isn't going to be an issue, which sucks because of all the pecan and walnut trees around here. Many of the nuts store well and are great for you. Plus having to avoid peanuts is a real pain. Oh well.
I'm still good on the veggies and many fruits. I didn't get to do a garden this summer but I'm set for the spring and some fall stuff. For the fruits I know where some fruit trees are that I have access to but I've got to get some of my own in the ground. One of the trees I want to plant is and Arkansas Black apple tree. They're supposed to be great for storing and eating in the winter. I'll find out before too long!
Much of this is related to production rather than storage but I don't really differentiate between the two. I think it's just as important to be able to produce food as it is to be able to store it. There are a number of potential disasters that could prevent me from producing so storage is very important, but there are also a number of scenarios that could prevent me from having access to what I have stored. That makes being able to produce just as important.