Make certain that the food you store is adequate for the needs your family anticipates. This is harder to achieve than people think, because most people make a mistake that will come back to haunt them when the food they’ve stored is the only thing that stands between them and their empty bellies.
Here are some basic thoughts about your food storage:
People don’t choose enough variety in their food storage. 95% of the people store only four basic items: wheat, milk, honey, and salt. Statistics show most folks can’t survive on this diet.
- Many people are allergic to wheat.
- Wheat is too harsh for young children.
- We all get tired of eating the same foods over and over.
It’s generally suggested that you put a variety of other foods into a food storage plan. Especially foods your family likes to eat. Have a good variety of foods, this will add color, texture, and flavor to your diet. Variety is the key to a successful food storage program. It is essential that you store flavorings such as tomato, bouillon, cheese, and onion.
Also, include a good supply of the spices you like in your food. These flavorings allow you to do creative things with your food storage supplies. Without them you are severely limited. The best suggestion I can give you is to buy a good food storage selection like what is offered in our Company Store. This will help you more than anything else in planning food storage for any calamity.
Never put all your eggs in one basket. Store dehydrated and/or freeze dried foods as well as home-canned and “store bought” canned goods. Make sure you add cooking oil, shortening, baking powder, soda, yeast, and powdered eggs.
Vitamins are important. Especially if you have children because they do not store body reserves of nutrients like adults do. A good quality multi-vitamin and vitamin C are vital.
Quick and easy – “Psychological Foods”
Quick and easy foods help you through times when you are psychologically or physically unable to prepare your bulk storage items. “No cook” foods such as freeze-dried are wonderful since they require little preparation. That is why we offer simple freeze-dried and low-moisture products for your food storage needs. These are good “Psychological Foods” . We also have healthy goodies – See our freeze-dried fruits and sweets. These are helpful items in food storage and help “normalize” a difficult situation and make it more bearable.
Use Your Food Storage
In all the years I’ve worked with preparedness one of the biggest positives I have noted is how much fun and easy it is to take basic food storage and add the extras that make it tasty. Fortunately, with most of our products, that has been done for you. If you have food stored then you have covered the basics. By adding just a few things you will greatly increase your comfort and we have a nice variety of added value items in our store. We have great food storage options, and the prospect of your family surviving on this food, for extended periods, is certain. After studying how the pioneers lived and ate, our whole feeling for food storage changed. We realized that food storage is what most of the world has always lived on. We have done our best to put together the right food storage items and we offer good basic food with a few goodies thrown in.
The Survival Food Guys