If you consistently plan the meals for your family, you likely already have an idea of what a well-balanced refrigerator and pantry should look like. However, when you are building an emergency food supply, it can feel a little like trodding on foreign territory even though picking food supplies for a well-balanced diet for your household normally comes as second nature.
When emergency situations strike, having enough food to sustain the household is one of the most valuable ways to ensure you and your family can survive. The United States Civil Defense even recommends that storing enough food and water to adequately sustain your family for at least two weeks is important.
Even if you are not a prepper, you should store food. Should you lose power for more than a few days due to an ice storm, hurricane or other natural disasters, you won’t be without food if you plan ahead.
Whether you’re looking to prepare for a storm, famine, martial law, war or other types of major disaster; or if you’re just interested in a prologued camping trip to test your bushcraft and survival skills- your first concern should be keeping yourself and anyone with you well fed.
Having a survival backpack loaded and ready at a moment's notice means all the difference between surviving and struggling to survive following a catastrophic event. Whether the disaster is a tornado, earthquake, hurricane, food shortage or even war, being self-sufficient and prepared to cope with the loss of electricity, gas, access to fresh water and shelter significantly increases your chances of making it through the first several weeks of a manmade or natural calamity.
Living safely in a crowded, often chaotic urban area with higher population densities is difficult enough without the added complication of a natural or manmade disaster. Although seasoned survivalists recommend bugging out of an urban setting as soon as possible before or immediately after a disaster or emergency situation arises, something could prevent you from departing ASAP.
Most people who have lived through an extended "grid down" situation are amazed by how dirty their living space can become in a short time. Our ability to turn on the tap water and scrub something with cleaning supplies is something we don't notice most of the time. But what happens when the water no longer comes on for a week? Two weeks? Two months?
Long-term food storage is something you need to give some thought to if you want to ensure your family has what it needs in case of an emergency. Rotating your food supply ensures that everything you have in storage is safe to eat and maintains the most nutrients possible when the time comes to consume it.
Today begins Hurricane Preparedness Week, signaling the approach of Hurricane season. Whether you have lived through a hurricane, or are new to a hurricane zone, this week is dedicated to helping you get prepared well before a storm approaches.
Do you want to try a sample before you invest in long term food storage kits? Frank and Kelcey sit down and discuss how you can qualify for a free Valley Food Sample. Sounds good, right? Frank will help you pick out the best option and will be your personal assistant in receiving a free sample. Give Frank a call today!