If you see meat on sale, you can stock up, with some caveats. Jodi Moore, who runs the site Food Storage Made Easy
with her sister-in-law Julie Weiss, recently bought 30 pounds of ground beef when she saw it for $2 a pound; she preserved it using a specialized type of pressure cooker called a pressure canner. Another option for storing meat is freezing it, but don't just wrap it a few times in plastic—that won't prevent freezer burn. You'll need to vacuum seal it. Meat that has been vacuum sealed will keep two to three years, ground meat up to a year, and fish up to two years.