Why Food Storage Series: Economic Crisis

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As stated in the introduction post to our “WHY DO PEOPLE BUILD A FOOD STORAGE?” series, we have found there are 5 main reasons people store food:

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

Today we will be talking about the second reason, Economic Crisis, and encourage you to visit our Facebook Discussion on this topic. We learn so much more from each others real life experiences and opinions, so come on over and join the conversation. (You don’t need to be a member of facebook to read the discussions).


While Natural Disasters is what encouraged us to START our food storage, we have to admit – the concept of an economic crisis is what KEEPS us building our food storage. We feel that the likelihood of money being tight is MUCH higher then a power or water outage type disaster. Money being tight could come as a national, local, or personal emergency. You never know what could happen and it’s such a blessing to have food stored, and a plan in place for a time when you might have to live off what you have stored.

BONUS:  Food Storage Saves Money!

Awhile back we did a post on Food Storage and Money Savings. The post talks about how your 3-month supply can save you money by buying foods only when they are on sale and stocking up. You can also save on your grocery bill by actually learning how to use and cooking with your long term food supply. Buying grains and legumes and cooking things from scratch can save you a lot of money!

  • April

    My concern is that most long term storage items contain MSG. I want to be able to use my LTS every day and not consume MSG in it’s many forms. Perfect world, I’d have a meal plan set up using my storage items every day so I won’t have to worry about eating 50# of beans before they expire. that way if a crisis does occur I can continue with the flow. Is this an impossible dream?

    • We don’t store many of the pre-packaged meals that contain the MSG. We go for single ingredient items with no preservatives. They are a great supplement to regular beans and wheat you may be storing. The foods from Thrive Life are what we prefer. You can shop there at a discount using our link: http://jodiandjulie.thrivelife.com/home

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