PREPAREDNESS FOR LIFE through Risk Awareness; to Adapt and take Action.
Imagine that the worst has happened and the $hit has hit the fan. The supply chains of distribution have been all but non-existent and all of the stores have long since been looted and emptied of their goods.
You’re lying low and you’re staying alive off your own food storage of rice and beans while using a camp-stove and fuel you’ve stored ahead. The thing is, you’re only eating rice and beans. Day after day. Week after week. You only had a few weeks worth of other food varieties and they’re long gone now. All you have left are the several buckets of rice and beans you stored for a long-term disaster.
Don’t be that person who is suffering from appetite fatigue.
Ask yourself, “Am I going to eat this sh*t day in and day out?”
One of the easiest ways to make your food storage a success is to practice good rotation. Organization and Rotation are the keys to not losing your food storage to spoilage. Being organized enables you to rotate your foods without having to consciously think about doing it.
Let me explain what I mean:
Have you ever really grasped how much $1-Trillion dollars actually is?
The United States National Debt is currently $17.5 Trillion dollars, our unfunded liabilities (Social Security & Medicare) are $129-Trillion dollars — numbers which are mind-boggling for people to fully realize or comprehend.
Here are a few real-world visualizations to help you see the enormity that ‘just’ $1-Trillion dollars actually represents…
The United States government and the Federal Reserve must keep interest rates near zero – because if they don’t, there will be great difficulty in paying the interest on the debt they’ve accumulated, which could bring it all (the economy and our way of life) crashing down.
There’s one problem though. The only way the United States can maintain their zero interest rate policies is for the world to continue accepting the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. The thing is – they’re not, and plans are nearly implemented to circumvent the United States dollar for major countries such as Russia and China (and others).
The carrot and the stick approach (by the United States) isn’t working so well anymore. The carrot (the strength of the dollar) is becoming increasingly rotten and the stick (the willingness to use the military) has weakened considerably as Americans have grown war weary.
Use this food storage calculator to calculate quantities of bulk staple foods based on 1-year of preparedness from recommendations by the church of LDS – a popular source in the realm of food storage.
In an uncertain world there is a certain amount of good sense in planning ahead.
An important part of a long term food storage plan and/or a portion of one’s overall gardening plan are beans & legumes. The bare minimum recommendation of a beans & legumes portion of an overall 1-year food storage inventory is 60-pounds (90-pounds preferred) per adult.
The legume family, of which all beans, peas, lentils, and peanuts are a part, is one of the largest in the plant kingdom. Below is a partial list of 15 common legumes.
A refrigerator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in the kitchen for keeping foods safe. Refrigeration slows bacterial growth.
Bacteria grow most rapidly between 40 and 140 °F, the “Danger Zone”.
A refrigerator set at 40 °F or below will protect most foods.
If you’re wondering how long food storage will last in the refrigerator, here’s a list of common foods and their safe food storage time in the fridge.