There are many people in the world that walk around with an “it won’t happen to me” attitude; they feel like a crisis situation is only something they see other people go through while they watch the nightly news and enjoy a slice of pizza. The truth is… no one is immune to disaster. Mother Nature is a beast and her wrath comes in many forms; floods, fires, earthquakes, and hurricanes can affect you and your family’s lives in a big way, and they will often show up unannounced with destruction on their agenda. This year has been especially chaos-filled in the disaster department and it is giving people a lot to think about.
One question on many peoples mind is: “Do I have enough (or proper) food storage for survival?” Your diet may consist of frozen dinners and fast food (no judgment, we all love a quick burger and fries), but what happens when disaster strikes and the power goes out? ; Here is a look at survival foods that every person/family should have in their home. Better safe than sorry (or hungry, right?)
Packed with protein and fatty acids, which are both important nutrients for a healthy body, peanut butter is not only delicious but can have a big impact on your energy level.
4. Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Food
Dehydration and freeze-dried food techniques have come a long way in the past few years. These significant advancements have improved the amount of moisture that is leftwithin each product, which gives them a much higher shelf life. It is difficult to remove all moisture from dried food, but this is where Mylar storage bags really shine… Mylar is a trade name for a polyester film called BoPet (are you bored yet? don’t be…) it was first used by NASA. Its high tensile strength provides optimal insulation against moisture, light, gas, electrical disturbances, and aroma barrier properties. Mylar is basically “the Cadillac” of long-term food storage. Other “leaps and bounds” that food storage has made is that it is actually quite tasty. No longer do you simply have to choose from dry blocks of WTF? masquerading as hearty-beef stew, technology has given food storage products a “yum” factor. Your taste buds will thank you for adding them to your arsenal of disaster preparedness.