Why Food Storage? A 5 Part Series

So here’s a challenge for you – assume you’ve never heard of food storage, and you have stumbled upon our blog. Would you be able to easily find the answer to the following question:

“WHY DO PEOPLE BUILD A FOOD STORAGE?”

After receiving a few emails with that very question, we realized that although we do a great job helping people easily build their food storage,we’ve never really explained “Why Do People Build A Food Storage?” in a clear, concise and “easy to find” manner. HOW EMBARRASSING!

We decided to do a 5 part mini-series on reasons why people build a Food Storage.

The 5 main reasons are:

1. Natural Disasters
2. Economic Crisis
3. Health Benefits
4. Everyday Emergency
5. Religious Reasons

But… before we get into the WHY’s – let’s first answer the WHAT?
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Food Storage is the concept of “storing” food for a number of “what if” situations.  After having an emergency preparedness plan in place including a 72 hour kit, the governing principles in which we have built our Food Storage, and have built our blog are the following:

WATER STORAGE:

Store drinking water for circumstances in which the water supply may be polluted or disrupted.

THREE-MONTH SUPPLY:

Build a small supply of food that is part of your normal, daily diet. Gradually increase your supply until it is sufficient for three months. These items should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage. We consider foods stored in a freezer to count for your 3 month food supply.

LONG TERM FOOD STORAGE:

For longer-term needs, and where permitted, gradually build a supply of food that will last a long time and that you can use to stay alive, such as wheat, white rice, and beans. These items can last 30 years or more when properly packaged and stored in a cool, dry place. A portion of these items may be rotated in your three-month supply.