Emergency Preparedness Food Storage



The thought of assembling an emergency preparedness food storage system prevents many people from even getting started at all. You'll find if you add just a little bit to your food storage every week or two, you will eventually have the perfect food storage system tailored to your own tastes and needs. These food storage guidelines will help get you on your way.

Getting Started

First, you must consider how long you want your food storage to last. If you are just starting out, set a goal to assemble or acquire your 72 hour kit. After that, begin working towards your goal. A common next step is to assemble a 3 month food supply. This may be done simply by purchasing a little more each week than you usually do. In doing so, you will not only gradually acquire a well-stocked food supply, but it will contain foods that you enjoy eating. Simply pay attention to the dates on the labels and be sure to rotate product by using it regularly and replenishing it.

Longer Term

Beyond three months, additional thought and consideration needs to be applied in planning your food storage system. In the upcoming months, we will provide you with more specific information here on our site. For now, we encourage you to use one of the many food storage calculators found on the internet as a reference. Also consider the following tips:

  • Make sure you have a wide variety of products. Unlike your younger days where you thought you could survive on pizza alone, your body cannot live simply on wheat and rice for 12 straight months.
  • Include vitamins in your emergency preparedness food storage.
  • Use can food storage as well as dehydrated foods, but pay attention to the code dates on the products so that you can use them up before they expire. Food storage safety is a must when dealing with inventories that sit for long periods of time.
  • Don't forget to include a few comfort foods such as candy. These foods can help to normalize a bad situation, not to mention keep the kids happy too.
  • Use your food storage and replenish it. Don't let it just sit there and go bad.
  • If you're going to have a lot of wheat, don't forget to have the mill to go with it. We have heard horror stories about families storing large quantities of wheat rendered useless because they have no way to mill it.

Finally, there is one quick way to assemble all of your food storage needs at one time - purchase a special food storage kit assembled just for your family size. It can be costly up front, but can be worth your while if you want a nice, consolidated food storage package delivered right to your door. In a few weeks we will provide you with where to go to get the best deals on pre-assembled food storage kits.


Additional Resources

Store-It Foods
Protect yourself and your family. Make sure that you have on hand the necessary emergency preparedness kits or emergency preparedness gear to meet your family's emergency planning needs.

LDSindex.org
An excellent resource for preparedness products and information. See their "Preparedness" section on their home page.





Google
 

Return from Emergency Preparedness Food Storage to Food Storage Guidelines
Return from Emergency Preparedness Food Storage to Emergency Preparation HQ