No one wants a disaster, emergency, or doomsday, but preparing for such a scenario may save your life. When preparing for disaster, creating an organized and well-stocked food supply is a high priority. Building a stockpile that is an organized blend of nutritious foods, and covers your needs for at least two-weeks, is a simple task.
Store goods in large plastic containers. The best containers for the job are sturdy ones that you can stack and move easily. They should hold a generous amount of food while still being manageable. Clear containers are preferable. They allow you to see what you have, what you need, and what needs rotation.
Keep food bins stacked together in one spot. Keep them up off the floor, on a shelf. If possible, designate a spot for all of your survival preparations, including food. Make it easily accessible and ready to go in case you have to evacuate your home.
When you stock your emergency food supply, keep in mind any unique dietary needs. Pack your food bins accordingly. Also, pack your food to accommodate your taste. Do not include anything you know you won’t eat. If you are in a disaster or survival situation, it will be of some comfort to have familiar foods with you.
Another reason to buy foods you like is the expiration dates. Pay attention to the expiration dates and rotate food out when necessary. Pull out foods, for use in your kitchen, when the expiration dates are close. Replace what you take from your supply.
Dry beans, rice, and pasta are all good options for a survival food kit. They are inexpensive staples that you can buy in bulk. They have a long shelf life, and preparation is uncomplicated in a survival situation.
Canned goods are also perfect for an emergency food supply. Canned fish and meat, fruit, soup, and chili are all long-life foods that provide nutrition and energy you need in a survival situation. All you need for these is a hand-crank can opener.
You also can’t go wrong with dried fruits, nuts, and meats. These are great foods to have in an emergency setting. They are good source of energy. They are compact, and they won’t take up a lot of space. They are easy to eat while on the go and provide essential nutrition.
If you don’t want to build your own supply of emergency food, there are plenty of places willing to do it for you. Online, and in mail-order catalogues, you can find pre-packaged survival meals. These are good options because they are complete, highly nutritious meals that will keep you alive. They also have long shelf lives and are easily stored and transported.
A big part of any emergency food supply is water. Cases of bottled water are inexpensive and hold up indefinitely. Make sure to build a hefty supply of water. If you prefer not to buy cases of water, store your own in food-grade containers. However, water that is not pre-packaged and sealed does not have an indefinite life span. You must periodically change out the water and clean the containers if you package your own water.
With these tips, you won’t ever have to worry about being caught in a disaster or emergency without food and water. Prepare yourself for any situation with a generous and easily accessible emergency food pantry. Build a supply of nutritious foods. Keep it stocked, and rotate foods when necessary.