Question: How could you provide food and water for your family in the event of a long-term disaster?
Answer: by planning carefully and stockpiling nutrition and hydration ahead of time. If you're living on a very tight budget and wonder how you could possibly afford to buy these supplies, just know it can and should be done! Just do it gradually, as you can afford it.
Look at it as an investment in your family's health and safety. You'll never regret it.
This section is focused on the storage of survival food and water in your home. Suggestions for putting together a light-weight 72-hour food pack if you are forced from your home can be found here: Emergency Survival Kits.
All about water purification here.
Here are some common-sense tips to help you plan your cache of survival nutrition:
We spent quite a bit of time evaluating and deciding on the best survival food stash for our family. You may decide to preserve and store your own nutrition, or go with commercially prepared foods.
We decided on a pantry well-stocked with a combination of canned and packaged foods, as well as commercial freeze-dried foods in bins from My Patriot Supply and Augason Farms.
Prepared survival foods have the advantage of superior packaging and an impressive shelf-life of up to 25 years. Most companies offer specialty diet foods like vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free and soy-free.
Our best advice is for you explore their websites and to purchase small samples from each company. Then prepare and eat them. The best tasting foods win! Or you might stock up on packs from 2 or 3 different companies to ensure variety in your survival food stores.
These are some of the best suppliers we found:
Sample their foods with the Fettuccine Alfredo Super Can; or with the 72-hour 4-Person Emergency pail.
Deluxe Emergency 1-Year Food & Water Bundle (4 Person) $3K-5K range.
Waterproof pails, each providing plenty of great-tasting, nutritious and easy-to-prepare food plus a complete water storage and filtration system for 4 people for a full year.
Mountain House has been providing MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) for US Armed Forces for over 50 years. The leader in sales of freeze-dried survival foods for years, Mountain House has a "Taste Guarantee".
Beef Stroganoff with Noodles Single Pack- great to sample the goods.
Sample these foods by purchasing the 72-Hour Kit - Sample Pack.
Make room in your Survival Food Storage for well-packaged survival vegetable seeds.
These may be more valuable than gold one day... Plant them for food or use for barter!
Features 21 different organic heirloom seed varieties carefully packaged to retain peak germination for years to come, but priced to use today. Buy 3 and save!
Never skimp on water supplies! It is the most important essential and should never be rationed.