Plan Ahead, Set Up Your Own Food Storage While You Have Time
Thankfully for those having a willingness to prepare in advance, there’s time still on your side to plan, prepare and execute your own food storage plan. This will save you and your family from hunger, food shortages and extremely high prices if the economy suddenly falls apart. Being prepared beforehand, will allow your family to physically survive through hyperinflation itself.
This article will concentrate on the initial steps you and your family will need in preparing your personal Emergency Preparedness Supplies. The first part of any survival plan will be setting up and stocking up your food storage.
Food and other important items for survival such as clean water, prescription medications must be included in your family’s food storage. You should keep a minimum of 6 months on hand for you and your family this includes medications. When an economic event of this size occurs you’re going to have very long lines at stores. In fact chances are when you finally get to the stores if not before, they will already be out of everything. Expect the prices for items you buy during these times to be extremely expensive. Milk or eggs if you can get them, might cost $25.00 – $250.00 or more depending on the severity of inflation occurring at the time.
To set up your food storage you will want to find a suitable place within your home that’s preferably dry, cool, clean and level and does not have any direct sunlight such as a basement. It is important that you understand the cooler your storage area is the longer shelf life for your food. Heat will shorten the shelf life of many foods whether canned, vacuum sealed, freeze-dried or dehydrated. It is ideal if you have enough space to store a supply of food that will last you and your family at least 6 months. You and your family can rotate that food while in storage eating some and replacing it with a fresh supply as necessary, to maintain its shelf life.
Either purchase or construct suitable shelving and insure everything is level. It is also good to not keep foods directly on the ground, but at least 6 inches up in the event water floods the space from an outside leak, leaking plumbing, a broken water heater and so on. When it comes to stocking foods you can go inexpensive using canned foods which should give you a minimum of 2 years storage possibly more depending on temperature and storage conditions.