Food Storage Basics and Answers to Your Questions
The Survival Mom
by Lisa Bedford: Who
Knew Camping Could Make Your Kids Smarter?
storage is the Queen of Survival Topics on most sites and forums
because, I guess, people are naturally drawn to food. Thats
a good thing! Another reason so much attention is given to the topic
is because food storage isnt simple like, say, storing water.
Ive heard it describes as both a science and an art.
In my most
Food Storage Basics, we covered the topic thoroughly,
from reasons why to store food, stupid reasons to NOT store food,
and beginning steps.
You can access
the recorded webinar by clicking here.
to the webinar, however, I wanted to answer a handful of frequently
asked questions because there is always more to learn when
it comes to food storage.
kids are quite young, ages 2 and 3. Should I store food in amounts
appropriate to their ages now or later when theyre eating
really, really smart to think about this ahead of time. As an older
mom of two kids, ages 10 and 13, I can tell you that time will fly
and before you know it, their appetites will surpass yours! I recommend
looking ahead and storing larger amounts of food, as though your
kids were already those ages. A crisis may hit later this week and
cause you to rely on your stored food and with extra, it will just
last longer. It wont go to waste. However, if some horrible
event happens 5 or 6 years from now and youve stored your
food correctly, there will be plenty for those older kids.
husband wants us to store just the basics, saying that our family
will eat anything if were hungry enough. I disagree but am
not sure how to counter his argument. What do you think?
husband wants to provide for his family and like a lot of men, just
wants to get the job done and move on to something else! I cant
blame him. You, on the other hand, realize that theres more
to food than just filling tummies and holding off starvation. If
you think about a time when your family has to rely on stored food,
I can guarantee that its because of some very scary scenario.
It could be an economic collapse, riots in the neighborhood, food
shortages, a personal tragedy. Whatever the case, life is already
going to be off the scale in terms of stress. Do you really think
its a good idea to fight food battles every night, trying
to get the kids, and yourself, to eat something barely palatable?
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