Looking to build an emergency food supply?
Believe it or not, many people are choosing to build an emergency food storage at home or in a safe place they can easily get to.
Whether you want to build it piece by piece or purchase a long term food storage package, storing some food away just in case is a smart move.
If you’ve never considered building a supply of emergency food before, now is the best time to start. In fact here are 3 reasons why you should:
#1 Protect Against Food Inflation
The prices of food are going up. If you’ve been to the grocery store in the last few months, that much is obvious. Crop failure, rising gas prices, more demand from emerging nations and even increased money supply is all contributing to rising food prices.
You may see food prices rise overtly. However there are other ways manufacturers are gouging you. For example, many of them have “repackaged” their products – but the packages are smaller and contain less food. So you’re paying the same price but getting less. In some cases you’re paying MORE but getting less.
While it’s not necessarily bad yet, many experts are predicting the food costs will continue to climb in the next few years. But by storing long term survival foods (like freeze dried foods with a long 25 year shelf life) you’ll be protected against exploding food prices in the future.
#2 Protection in Case of Unemployment
While you may have a job now – in this economy – nothing is sure. And if you do lose your job, you may think it will only take a couple of months to find a new one. But what if it takes longer? What if you’re out of work for more than a few months?
You could sure use some extra food stored away to save on food costs when you’re out of work. Storing food can take a load off your mind should you be out of work or even have to start a new business (which usually takes a few months to get up and running).
#3 Protection Against Natural and Man-Made Disasters
In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, food shelves empty fast. You will not be able to stock up if you wait until a crisis hits. And really, if everyone is going nuts trying to get their hands on the last tin of canned meatballs, do you really want to be in that craziness? It can actually be dangerous.
Many people store up food to protect themselves from natural and man-made disasters. You don’t want to be out in the middle of a hurricane trying to buy food.
And in the event of an emergency FEMA estimates that it will take emergency crews at least 3 days to get to you. That’s if everything goes according to plan, which it often does not. In fact, it may take months before you get everything put right.
An emergency food supply in the event of a disaster will protect you and keep you well fed, strong and healthy to face whatever you have to face.
So those are 3 reasons you may want to consider building your emergency food supply. The bottom line is that in a world that’s growing more and more erratic, storing food will help protect you and give you a bit of “insurance” for the future. Just make sure you have the right kinds of foods properly stored for the future.
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