How to Store Food for Survival

Would you like to know how to store food for survival in a time of disaster?

Picture yourself holed up in your basement because of a blizzard - (or, if south of the equartor, maybe a typhoon flood, in which case you'd likely be up above the roof of your house). Fortunately, you remember that you stashed some emergency food packages in big, sturdy buckets. You are able to reach that food, and enjoy some of it every day until help arrives. You would have a right to be proud of yourself for planning and knowing how to store food for survival ahead of time!

Try this scenario; you are planning to visit six countries in Africa over three weeks, but you have some food sensitivies, and you are afraid you'll get sick from the local food. However, you've packed one suitcase full of well-preserved healthy food packs to tide you over whenever the local food is not right for you. Maybe even your own special water bottles. You have a great visit and don't get sick or uncomfortable except for a day or two when you were in the hot sun longer than you should be. You meet some wonderful people and make new friends! It was such a great trip you are promising to do it again!

God bless you for being so clever about how to store food for survival in an unusual situation!

The American federal organization, FEMA, has prepared a booklet/document of 204 pages, that you may have for free. It is called, "Are You Ready?" and it provides you with checklists of things you can do to prepare for all kinds of disasters that range through; terrorism attacks, biological germ warfare, or Twin Towers types of explosions, nuclear plants disabled, hurricanes, snowstorms, etc. The booklet explains how to plan your escape routes, and how to store food for survival in your disaster kits.

Let's focus on those disaster kits. FEMA recommends that every household have a three-day supply of stored food on hand for your family and pets. Actually, some industry experts say that it would be better to have even more food on hand. Some disasters could keep you holed up in your house or basement for some weeks. It is also possible that you end up with extra people in your hide-out. You don't want to have to decide who has to go without food or water.

What if you are asked to evacuate? There's no telling what kind of food will be at the holding centers; what if you could grab a pail or two to take with you, and have a reliable food source with you?

What if you choose to go out to rescue others, and you need to take along easy-to-prepare/eat food? Wouldn't it be smart to have compact freeze-dried pouches of food you can carry with you?

There are people and companies which have worked through these questions and come up with some excellent solutions. Wise Food Storage is one such company. There are others as well. With a little research I've discovered www.shelfreliance.com, and www.incaseof.ca (which is Canadian). They provide excellent quality food in easy to store containers. Their freeze-dried, vaccum-packed food can last 25 years or more. Though - if you do some taste-tesitng, that you may like it for your regular menus - or for special meals or picnics. So take note, that you may need to replenish your stored stash more often than you first planned.

Come to think of it - what should prevent you from using this kind of food for your regular use, if you want? I'm just thinking now of my handicapped brother who doesn't cook, and ordering pizza in every day can get boring and expensive. It wouldn't hurt to give a handicapped or shut-in person a supply of these meals. Once you know how to store food for survival, you can always restock easily enough.

Hey! Do you go camping at all? See the possibilities? Knowing how to store food for survival can be applied to many areas of our lives.

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Ideal Food Storage Conditions

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Ideally, food should be held at 50 to 55F, and no higher than 15% humidity. Dry basements are good, but check to make sure the heat and humidity don't fluctate too much.

Keep long-term food containers off the floor and away from walls and direct light. Simple shelves of wood, even laid on cinder blocks would do. When you use square buckets, such as Wise Food Company provides, you can stack them to the ceiling and so, need very little space.

Actually, if you use emergency food buckets from Wise Food, or a similar company, you don't need to worry about rotating - that is, using the oldest food first - because all the food is packed in individual nitrogen sealed in metal-Mylar pouches. These last 25 years if need be!

By the way, are you wondering; how does Wise Food Company manage to provide so much food and guarantee a shelf-life of up to 25 years?

The short answer: they apply the science of mylar to create air-tight storage bags to keep out bad gases - anything that could cause the food to spoil. Actually, they use machines to remove all the oxygen and replace it with a gas that preserves the freeze-dried food in a vaccum.

To serve food prepared that way all you need to do is open the bag, pour in water, stir and wait a couple of minutes. If you want your food hot just add hot water, or put it in a pot/container to warm up over heat.

How much do you know about how to store food for survival in emergencies? Is it something you already do? Have you got any tips for the rest of us? (Hint: use the Facebook comment area if you like)



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