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Preparing for an Emergency with Food Storage!

Preparing for an Emergency is really important for my family. We’ve made a big effort and sacrifice while our family was young and quickly growing to get a full year’s supply of food storage with long term foods that wouldn’t need to be replaced often.

Simply having this food storage in our home has been a weight and stress off our shoulders as we know that should some emergency or disaster come our way, whether that was financial or otherwise, we would have these basic foods on hand to provide for ourselves and our friends as needed.

We’ve actually found since then that we have begun to use and actually rotate some of these basic foods like the rice, beans, noodles and wheat.

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A great way to start with your own personal food storage is to create a emergency food list of all the essential that your family will need to live off of. You can start by taking the recipes you use in your every day meals and plan out how much of each ingredient you would need to recreate those meals over a 3 month period of time.

Then, just add these ingredients to your shopping list and slowly build up your supply to a 3-month shelf stable foods. Extra meats can be stored in a chest freezer as well.

For perishable goods, find ways to substitute other ingredients or add in powered varieties of products like milk and butter. You’ll be surprise how often you’ll come to use this food storage as a great way to come up with a weeknight meal when you are “out” of groceries and can depend on these staples you’ve built into a food supply.

Then, you can round out your food storage after you have your basics prepared by adding in some freeze dried food storage which is perfect for a 72 hour kit and for simple to prepare meals when that inevitable emergency hits.

What tips and methods have you used to prepare your family and build an emergency food supply?

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Thursday 19th of April 2012

My husband and I talk about this quite a bit, but have yet to start any kind of food emergency kit!  One thing we were told, however, is to make sure you have water purification packets rather than storing bottled water.  The plastic can leach into the water and can break down over a long period of time, so water purification is the better way to go!  It makes me really nervous, I really want to store up more things for an emergency!


Tuesday 17th of April 2012

I have to admit I am not prepared for an emergency (i do not have a special kit) but I do follow the weather and the news and try to prepare any time there a possibility of emergency (storms and etc) by filling my car and a couple of plastic tanks with gas. We have a small generator and a camping stove that we could use to keep our fridge working and cook

sandy weinstein

Sunday 15th of April 2012

i have thought abt this, however, i have contacted 2 companies, the only problem is that when you have no electricity or water, alot of the products still do not work. i keep a supply of canned foods, canned soups that i can eat cold. i also worry abt the cost of these products, seem very expensive and after several months or so, you have to rotate or eat them.....i am single, w/ 3 small i worry more abt my dogs than me....


Saturday 14th of April 2012

We have a large bag in our pantry with food, water, medicines, etc. for disaster preparedness!  Thanks, Cindi

Donna D

Friday 13th of April 2012

I think  having a emergency food supply  is a great ideal. We do try to keep a few things stored away for an emergency.

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