Survival Food Storage – 5 Tips For Keeping You Fed In An Emergency

Survival Food Storage

Survival Food Storage

Survival food storage, something that once seemed silly and outdated, is now becoming more popular and a regular practice of many prepared civilians as global problems and tensions continue to rise.

Whether by weather, economic collapse, attack, or other earth-shattering circumstances, the chances of something catastrophic leaving you with little else other than what you have with you or in your home are significant enough to at least take the time for some simple precautions.

First on your list should be the most vital thing to keep you alive, food and water.

Without these, all else is lost, and having food stored away can make things much easier than having to grab a branch, fashion a makeshift spear, and stabbing the first Grizzly bear you come across.

Even though the average American has access to a seemingly unlimited supply of food, thanks to modern technology and farming methods, recent polls show that the average family only has enough food to last for about a week.

On a broader scale, the ratio in grocery stores and supermarkets is about the same.

This means in the event of a global calamity or even something as simple as a heavy snowstorm, if we’re stranded more than just a few days, our food supply could quickly run dry.

Here are a few tips to ensure you have the right foods stored in the right way to provide the most bang for their buck and needed space.

5 Survival Food Storage Tips

  1. Variety. Bland, bland variety. Sure, the most storable foods aren’t the most flavor-packed, but you can store large amounts of these nutritious foods for long periods of time: powdered milk, survival seeds, cabbage, potatoes, and more.
  2. Latest expiration date. When buying fruit and other perishable goods from the store, always look for the latest expiration dates, because even only a few days could mean the difference between hunger and starvation in an emergency.
  3. Buy it in bulk. Try to purchase as many of your storable foods as you can from wholesale stores to save money. Plus doing your regular shopping there could ensure you have more current food available as well.
  4. Put on your chef’s hat. Learn the proper way to prepare each of your survival food items, especially without the convenience of modern technology or a power supply, so you’re prepared for any situation.
  5. Protect your investment. Store your food in an airtight and durable container to protect it from insects, rodents, and the elements.

Once you have your survival food storage in place and maybe even a few outdoor survival skills, you can rest easier knowing that you have the bare essentials to ensure you and your family’s survival for an extended period of time.

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  • Graham Duckett

    Great advice! I have over 50 pounds of food that would last our family of 4 for at least 3 months.

  • When it comes to emergency preparedness, most people I talk to think that nothing will ever happen to them- I constantly hear “why should I bother”. In today’s world it sounds crazy to talk about storing food. Why bother when restaurants, convenient stores and grocery stores are open 24 hours a day, 7days a week? We have grown up in the age of consumerism and take for granted there will always be food on the shelves. Well, what if there is a national emergency? Or if the unions repeat what happened in France – and stop delivery trucks in protest. What if our government keeps spending and hyper inflation occurs? Just look what happened in Boston! http://survivalist-hub.blogspot.com/. Why not be prepared just in case? It drives me NUTS when people have their heads in the sand!! But I know I am not nuts.
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  • marilyn

    without power,revert to basics,camping equipment water purification tablets,god help us if we don’t understand that it’s up to us to survive..god bless america

  • oaking

    Expiration date is a guideline, good to practice camp cooking.

  • Judy Richter Warner

    It’s fine to have all the survival basics and have it stored well,but if you had to transport it somewhere else,i.e. higher ground and you couldn’t get gas or whatever else you might need? So we would also have it stored light enough to be packed by most everyone in the family. There is a lot of scenarios that need be considered.

  • Paul Smith

    Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Split your preps between home, your BOL, a family member’s house, a storage facility (but clean that out quickly if the SHTF), etc. Don’t forget spices – pepper, yeast, ginger, cinnamon, sage, etc. (yes, I know that yeast isn’t a spice 🙂 )

  • Paul Smith

    If you have no vehicle, you will not be moving your food preps, you’ll be lucky to carry enough food on your back to get you to your BOL.

  • satellitebutterfly

    Best case, I would think, and want to do is to buy and install premade bomb shelter with connectivity through my basement to shelter, and stock it approximately, with a hook it up generator, to my well, and to my septic system, have an air filtration system; first aid, food, defense supplies, gas masks, etc., and what ever else needed for six months! …..and then what! Gòod luck to all from a war baby and having lived through the darkest moments of the cold war and survivor of espionage work.

  • The duck

    In case of surviving a nuclear attack best keep a loaded gun handy to blow out your brains if you have radiation sickness.