Home Food Storage, Emergency Food Supply... is it a good idea?

Why would I consider working on a home food storage plan? Because I love it when my family looks at me like I'm crazy... just kidding! Really there are good reasons for being prepared.

  • Economic Collapse
  • Weather or Catastrophe related emergency. (think hurricanes or tsunamis)
  • Loss of Job
  • Self Sufficient Feeling
  • It is a less expensive way to feed your family now! Buying in bulk will save you money.

Most of the time when a person starts talking about an emergency food supply, one might envision a fanatic fringe who believes the world is on the edge. Well sometimes I think maybe I'm on the fringe a bit... but really I'm just a regular gal who has concerns.

You need to decide what are YOUR goals? For me, I want a buffer. If an emergency situation occurs, I want to know that I have enough to feed my family until we figure out what to do and how we will care for ourselves. No matter how much you store it will never last forever. But we can give ourselves some time.

If you lose your income... If there is a natural disaster and you can't get to the stores... If the world economy collapses... you won't have to worry about how you are going to feed yourselves for at least 3 months (assuming you have your 3 months supply of daily foods built up). That is a buffer. And if you have prepared really well, you'll have enough food to hold you over until you can plant a garden and provide foods for yourself.

I'd encourage you to start your emergency food supply with about 3 months stock of foods for your family. That is a buffer. It won't last forever... but it will give you time.

After you have your 3 months supply, why not go ahead and get the next 3 months? Doing this in baby steps will seem so much less overwhelming that thinking you need to have hundreds of pounds of wheat all at once. Just 3 months. You can do that! Then 3 months more. You can do that too!

Thinking about Home Food Storage

Home Food Storage Why would I consider working on a home food storage plan? Because I love it when my family looks at me like I'm crazy... just kidding! Really there are good reasons for being prepared.

Emergency Food Supply Short and Long Term Food Storage. Trying to figure out just where you should start? When I finally got it through my head that I should plan for long term AND short term... well it saved many many brain cells. Much simpler to break things down.

Food Grade Storage Containers A discussion of the options for containers to keep it all in. Most important... it MUST be food grade.

LDS Food Storage I'd love to give a shout out to the Mormon food storage experts....generous with their knowledge.

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