Potatoes are an excellent food staple. Unlike other vegetables, they have a high caloric count, due to their starchiness. So, when living off-grid, a potato is an excellent food source for people that can’t make daily trips to the grocery store.
Potatoes can also keep fresh very long if stored properly. Keep potatoes in a cool, dry, and dark place. This will encourage the potato to stay dormant. Also, if one spoils, make sure to remove it from the batch. One rotten potato spoils them all.