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There are many reasons why people decide to build a Food Storage. Once you have determined the main reasons you personally are choosing to build up a food storage, you can then customize your preparedness plans to focus more heavily on those reasons. For example, if you are stocking up in case of job loss, you may not want to put as much emphasis on powerless cooking options. Here are some basics on what exactly food storage is as well as the main reasons people choose to start working on it.
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 are as follows:
Store drinking water for circumstances in which the water supply may be polluted or disrupted.
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.
Believe it or not, there are a lot of common myths or misconceptions in the world of Food Storage. While most of the misconceptions are based on some truth, we have found that believing in them paralyzes people’s ability to get going. Learn more about them in our post: “Food Storage Lies … Debunked”. Also check out our article Four Food Storage Excuses, and How to Overcome them.