Survival Food – Its NOT Just For The End Of The World

January 18, 2016, by Ken Jorgustin

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Having a deep pantry of food storage for ‘survival’ is (should be) much more than just a backup plan for ‘the end of the world’ 😉

While having a food stash for ‘the end of the world as we know it’ would be beneficial, the reality is such that there are many additional reasons and practical benefits to procuring a deep pantry of food storage!

Here are a few:

 

Food Storage For Hedge Against Price Inflation

When is the last time you went to the grocery store and the general price of food dropped lower? That’s what I thought… pretty much never. Generally speaking, buying extra food ‘now’ will return much more on your money than money in the bank. LOTS more. Have you checked your bank statement lately? What are you getting for interest? A very small fraction of a decimal of a percent? You’re MUCH better off to invest in food!

Here’s a secret: Once you’ve established a baseline of food storage of the foods that you regularly and actually eat, then from that point on you have the luxury of replenishing those foods while waiting until they’re on sale. While not everything eventually goes ‘on sale’, the fact is that over time lots of things will go on sale (simply to entice people into the store), so why not take advantage of it when those foods happen to be what you store and eat?

 

Food Storage Following A Job Loss

TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) can happen in the blink of an eye. While most think of such an event as a stereotypical ‘Armageddon’, a job loss for you or your spouse may certainly be your own Armageddon… Suddenly the household income is slashed and every penny counts… This is a time when you will be very glad that you stored a deep pantry, and will provide a bit of financial relief depending on the depth of said pantry…

 

Food Storage For A Health Emergency

Similar to that of a job loss, a health emergency event for you or a spouse might also cause financial hardship. While your attention is turned towards recovery, you will be relieved not having to make trips to the grocery store or be burdened with the financial strain of groceries for awhile.

 

Food Storage For Variety & Diversification

Here’s what I like… having a large variety of choices right there at home. Sort of like having your own grocery store 😉 The more food and variety that you’ve stored back, the more choices you have on a day-to-day basis for what to eat! Which brings up an important consideration…

“Buy what you eat, and eat what you store”. This will minimize eventual waste. Make a habit of regularly having a deep look at your food storage and be sure that you’re actually rotating (consuming) that food. Replace the old with new as you consume it… A good rotation plan is the ultimate with regards to efficiency of your food storage.

 
Okay I’ve listed a few good reasons to keep a food storage… reasons that are NOT ‘just’ for the end of the world. So lets hear from you. Any additional reasons or rationale to help convince others to begin storing some food for themselves?

 

More Reasons To Have Food Storage

Added via comments / suggestions

Winter Storms
Power Outages
Convenience
Less Stressful
Unexpected Company
To Feed Others During SHTF / Neighbors