Never leave your family unprepared. During tough financial times or in the event of a disaster, it is important to make sure that you have an adequate food storage supply for your family. Food is a necessity that you should not have to worry about when you’ve already got a million other stresses on your mind, so having a food storage supply is an easy way to make sure that at least one of your family’s necessities is taken care of when you’re experiencing tough times.
Building a food storage supply is super easy, but many people just do not think about it. You may already have a survival kit for your family which you can easily add food to. It is as simple as buying extra canned goods, pasta, rice, beans, and other non-perishable items when you have extra money to spare.
Believe it or not, there are many families that always make sure to have 1 to 3 years worth of food storage for their families. They can use their supplies in the event of an emergency or when money is severely low. Along with buying non-perishable items, many of these families also buy freeze dried foods from food storage companies. They are easy to prepare and there are many brands that will last up to 30 years at room temperature.
Three staple items you should have in your food storage supply are salt, wheat, and water. Most people forget to add spices to their food storage, but there is no reason to have unflavored food just because times are tough. Salt is the most important spice to have in your supply. Wheat is also extremely important. It is called the “grain of life” for a reason. Water is the most important thing to have in your supply. For drinking purposes only, 1 liter per day for each person should be adequate. It is also a good idea to have an extra water supply for other purposes as well, like washing and cleaning.
Once you have built up a small food storage supply, you will be relieved to know that you can provide food for your family if you run into tough times down the road. Being prepared is a must when it comes to your family’s welfare, and this is a good way to make sure that you have one major base covered. If you want some suggestions on what type of items to buy and on what quantities you should store, you can go online and find down-loadable inventory sheets and checklists.