Don’t panic… be properly prepared and get food you’ll actually eat.
A lot of people, when they get concerned, go out and buy lots of canned food. While that’s good, there’s no rotation and food goes bad because they don’t eat those canned foods either because they don’t need to at the time or because they hate what they bought. They get them just to have excess and feel safe.
What you need to do is expand your pantry. Get more of what you’re already eating – and liking. I went crazy a few years back and had a good time at one of those case-lot sales from a grocery store. I ended up buying dozens of cans of Cream of Mushroom soup, thinking, “Yes! I’ve got some food storage!” Funny thing is that I’ve still got most of the cans sitting in my garage because I HATE mushrooms and wont eat that soup… and I’ll feel guilty if I throw them away.
So when you’re buying food to store for a rainy day or for hyperinflation, buy things you’ll actually eat and that are healthy. Sure, when it all boils down to it, you’d eat the food you hate to absolutely survive. But just try to get stuff you like.
If you buy bagged foods, don’t just leave it out in the open. For example, if you buy rice or beans in those big 50 pound bags and just put it on a shelf in the garage, think again and store it in a “food grade”, sealed plastic container. The rims of the containers should have a rubber seal (or something similar) so when your containers are shut, no air, moisture or little bugs can get in.
Some people have those 50 gallon barrels for water storage. Yes, those are good to have in an emergency, but you should also have water bottles. Like, 150 .5 liter water bottles that you can get in 24-packs at grocery stores. These little bottle allow you to filter through them easily so you can replace them often and stay as fresh as possible.
Yes, water stores for a long time, but newer water bottles the better.
More to come soon…
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