Why Store Food For Survival?

Store food for survival; seems like something you’d do if the world was under attack doesn’t it? Well the world as we know it may not be, but, our world may… Our world meaning, everyday life; what you do on a day to day basis, could be severely interrupted.

O.k. I know your aware of the terrorist threat, but what about the uncommon threats.

Things we take for granted like going to work every day…

…the grocery store having full selves…

…gas flowing freely…

…lights at the flick of a switch.

If, for what ever reason, those things would disappear tomorrow what would life be like.

Uncomfortable to say the least… We live in central Fl. and I rely heavily on the air conditioning. Imagine if you couldn’t cook on the stove or keep your food cold. If you take a moment to think about how your life would feel with out the bare essentials power, gas, or money. I think uncomfortable fits, wouldn’t you say?

Hold on a minute! That didn’t just slide by you did it? “Bare essentials power, gas, or money.” Those are far from the bare essentials! Food, water, shelter, and protection, are your bare essentials; and with out them, helplessness comes to my mind. Now if you can find and butcher your own food I commend you, because I can’t. For the rest of us the only logical thing to do is prepare for the worst and hope for the best! To avoid the helplessness feeling you need to store food and water.

Don’t forget about the water!… very important. When storing water plan on a gallon a day to consume, that’s not including personal hygiene so I plan on two gallons per day per person. I’d rather store to much and not need it than to need more than I stored. When you store your water make sure the containers are food grade. I suggest getting new barrels that are FDA approved, You can get them in 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, and 55 gallon sizes. You can get used barrels, and from what I understand they work great, but I’m afraid what was in them before could eventually leach into the water.

Onto the food. The food is actually pretty easy. There are a couple different approaches. You could either store your own, or you can buy food already packaged and ready to be stored. Storing it yourself seems to me to be the harder way. You would prepare it, can it, and eventually rotate it out. This route also has a shorter self life. The way I suggest is the easier way. Buy no-cook or prep freeze dried foods all ready to be stored. The freeze dried food has a longer self life, up to 25 years, and already has the calorie count calculated. Oh and the military uses the same food Co. What else can you ask for?

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