Monday, November 16, 2009

Food Storage helps

A while back, I joined a food storage website. It has really been a help to me become better prepared for emergencies of all types.

There are lots of reasons to store food, but instead of typing all the reasons people have for storing food, I'll refer you to this blog - Food Storage Made Easy They have a write up that is really good explaining what it is and why people might choose to store food. (Hint: Not everyone that stores food is a "survivalist" living in the woods with loaded guns waiting for the end of the world! In fact, MOST are NOT of that mind-set.)

The second link here is a PDF file that tells about what we found out as we did a week's worth of different types of mock "drills". I participated in this week-long experiment and I learned a LOT. It was a great shake-down of our preparedness. Compared to most of the people I know, I'm pretty prepared and have a lot of different skills and resources, but participating in these drills showed me where I had some holes. Things that I forgot about doing, things I forgot to take with me, things I failed to remember about different ways to use what I had and things I need to acquire/make to fill out my 72hr kits and home storage items.

Gathering some food storage or stockpiling as some call it does not have to entail a lot of monetary outlay at one time. It WILL cut your food budget, if you will start with the principles outlined on this website and actually USE what you've stored. You will learn to shop sales to make your food dollars go farther and they have recipes included to help you use what you have stored.

I've had some type of food storage for 35 years. I've had 72 hr kits for years. I have to tell you, I've learned a lot from this site. Hope you will go look them up.

7 comments:

LizBeth said...

Thanks for the tip. Looks interesting.
Liz

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

Thanks for the info! I'm definitely looking into the info...especially with winter knocking on the door! :)

Preparedness Pro said...

Stocking your pantry is a good idea, anyday. I've heard of food storage helping people who were unexpectantly unemployed. It's definitely not just for the folks who are paranoid about the end of the world.

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Darlene said...

Came by way of Suzanne's.
I'll have to check this out.
Have a great weekend.

Lib said...

Great Post!I stockpile can,freeze,and dry food and stock up on store specials that I use.
Have a great wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

Julie Harward said...

THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT..AND KIND AND VERY FUNNY WORDS! I HAVE A NEPHEW WHO LIVES THERE SO I HAVE HEARD ABOUT ALL THE RAIN. WE SEEM TO BE HAVING STRANGE WEATHER NOWADAYS DON'T WE? Come say hi any time :D

LizBeth said...

Well, the snow is beginning to blow away now, but we still have the drifts. Lookin' at single digits tonight. . . . . Hope you've found some gopherwood! Have a Merry Christmas!
Love and hugs, Liz