Ever wondered how long the food you currently have in your home would last in the event of a serious disaster? Statistics prove that most people today would not have enough food on hand to sustain them for 30 days. The main reason is that most people don’t want to buy large quantities of food in fear of it going bad before they are able to consume it. You seriously have to consider what you would do if there was an emergency or disaster that disrupted the supply of food to your local grocery store.
For emergency events like an ice storm, or perhaps a tornado where trees were down blocking your way out, you normally would have enough food on hand to last a few days. In case of a larger event where the destruction was at catastrophic levels and all food supplies were temporally unavailable or even worse all your food was destroyed, it would be possible to get emergency food shipped into your location by a local emergency agency emergency food.
Today many people are very concerned over the possibility of a disruption to our food supplies. There are many factors that could cause this to happen, things like: fuel shortages, our government’s financial meltdown, hyper inflation, the fall of the US dollar or just like in the Middle East right now- civil uprisings. All the above mentioned possibilities are very alarming things indeed.
In order to protect your family in a emergency survival situation, your preparation prior to an emergency or disaster is critical. Owning an emergency food supply and survival gear allows you and your loved one’s to be prepared for any of these instances.
You should consider purchasing foods that can be stored for longer periods of time without the risk of spoilage. Foods like: (MRE’s) or Meals Ready to Eat and Freeze Dried Foods are some of the type foods that will store well for many years. This type of emergency food comes in a large variety of servings and flavors. Most are complete meals that provide all the nutrients needed in an emergency situation. One thing I have learned is that you can never be “over-prepared” should a worst case scenario happen.
When you are preparing your emergency food kit, there are many things you must consider and determine what your family needs most to survive during an emergency or disaster. Items like: meat, vegetables, fruits, grains, beans, dairy products, sugar, salt, oils and spices are but a few of the items you will need to survive
The best way to get prepared is to purchase MRE’s by the case or buy in bulk freeze dried foods that are packaged in cases of #10 cans that make them easy to stack and store in your home or shelter. Purchasing emergency food in this manner will also give you peace of mind because these items have a 25+ year shelf life. And, if used as directed on each package you and your family will get the vital calories and vitamins your bodies will need to survive in an emergency situation.