Many years ago, stockpiling your pantry or a compartment in your house with long lasting foods would have been considered an extremist idea. But due to the economic downturns and instabilities that have presented themselves to us in recent years, millions of Americans have begun preparing for a possible emergency scenario, and that includes storing all of the food you’ll need for a grid down situation that could potentially last many months.
Now that it’s gotten to the point that even the government recommends having an emergency food storage, preparing for the end of the world no longer seems like the extremist undertaking it was just a few years ago. Now, stockpiling your pantry with a several months long supply of food is basically just good sense.
There will be three primary ways you can get food in an emergency situation like the ones described above: 1. The food you have stored in your pantry, 2. The food you cultivate (ex. chickens, rabbits, gardens, etc), and 3. The food you can scavenge or find on your own (hunting, fishing, berry picking, etc). The purpose of this e-book is to guide you through the basics of the first option: stockpiling your home for a six month emergency supply of food and water.
However, food and water storage isn’t all that simple. If you think you can just spend a hundred dollars on beans and rice and leave it in the pantry indefinitely, you’re gravely mistaken. The expiration dates you see on food packing is there for a reason. There are many factors that you have to take into consideration when storing food: temperature, light exposure, and the container that is used are just a handful of those.
For this book, we’ll first discuss the factors you’ll need to take into consideration when storing food, before moving into an outline and discussion of foods you can safely store…and which ones you can’t. A large part of this book will then discuss the many different and proven food storage and preservation methods that have been utilized successfully throughout history, and how you can use these methods and what foods you can use them in. Finally, we’ll wrap up this book with a chapter devoted to how to properly store water for the long term.