Why I Have Food Storage
As a society we understand risk, that is why so many of us have life insurance, car insurance, medical insurance, and home insurance. It is the way we protect our families from the bad things that may happen.
However, the minute you start storing food people wonder if you are a crazy survivalist. But how is it any different than buying insurance? And food storage is actually one of the simplest and cheapest ways we can protect our families from so many things. For me (one of the world’s biggest worriers) food storage creates a lot of peace of mind.
Over the years we have seen how things like tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis can shut down communities and even entire countries. It is a bit naïve to assume that it couldn’t ever happen to me.
They say there is nothing a mother wouldn’t do to keep her kids from going hungry. And I believe food storage is one of the best things a parent can do. If you lose your job, at least you have some food for a few months. If that earthquake finally hits, then at least you have the basics stocked away. Food storage covers more bases than anything else I have been able to come up with.
But I also wanted to keep things simple. Food storage can get complicated and I really didn’t want to feel like I had to start canning my own meat. It just isn’t my thing even though I think it is cool when people do it. It can be really easy to get intimidated when you read all the food storage blogs and realize that there is no way you will ever have the time or desire to get that involved. I wanted something that wasn’t overwhelming, but that made sense for me.
It has taken a few years but I have finally developed a system that works seamlessly with my life. I now know exactly what to store, how to rotate it, and what to cook with it.
It is so easy and so doable! And believe it or not, it has actually made my life simpler and it saves me money and time.
I’ve broken the whole thing up into three easy steps:
- Pantry Food Storage Recipes
- An Easy Guide to How Much Food Storage I Need
- How to Rotate Food Storage Like a Boss
Storing food can also be a great way to save money. If I can purchased canned goods, toilet paper, etc when they are on sale then I never need to pay full price plus I may reduce the number of trips to the store. Of course growing your own food is another way money can be saved.
I have always had a food, water and medicine storage. Now that raising a family is over and I am alone I do not have the amount of food i used to have when my boys were home. But I still have kept my food storage stock up for me, for about a year of substance needs. As an emergency preparedness leader i encourage people on a daily bases to always buy extra of everything especially when it’s on sala. Grab what you can and what you like to eat. Thank you for sharing the importance of having a good storage. Thank you.