In this YouTube video by Off Grid With Doug & Stacy, the hosts and their guest teach a simple, traditional method to preserve food without electricity. Fermenting is a very old technique that uses salt and water. Stacy gives us the proper measurements to avoid contamination and jar explosions (!)
In the future, energy independence will be increasingly important. I predict a societal movement towards decentralization, and lowering our dependence on corporations. Big organizations will be useful, but their control must be broken if they are to become ethical.