There are many reasons why you should invest in food storage. In times of emergency, natural disaster, or social unrest, having a stockpile of food can be the difference between life and death. But even in more normal times, having a well-stocked pantry can save you money and provide peace of mind. Here are ten reasons why you should invest in food storage.
Storage Containers I Recommend:
- 8-quart Rubbermaid Containers
- Buckets with Gamma Lids
- OXO Containers
- FoodSaver (to vacuum seal jars or bags)
- Quart Wide-Mouth Mason Jars
- Lettuce Keepers
- My Favorite Organizers
- Two-Gallon Buckets and Two-Gallon Gamma Lids.
Why You Should Invest In Food Storage
1. You’ll be prepared for any emergency
Food storage is one of the best ways to be prepared for any emergency. With a supply of food on hand, you’ll know that you and your family will have something to eat no matter what happens. Food storage is the best way to prepare for an emergency. There is something incredible that happens when you know that you are prepared in ALL the right ways!
2. You’ll save money
Investing in food storage can help you save money on your grocery bill. When you have food on hand, you’re less likely to make impulse purchases or buy things you don’t need. When it comes to food storage, things can get expensive if you wait until everyone else is doing it after an emergency or disaster happens. Besides, things could disappear so fast you may not find what you need at any price.
3. You’ll have peace of mind
When you know that you have food storage, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that you and your family will be taken care of no matter what happens. This can help reduce stress and anxiety in times of uncertainty.
4. You’ll be able to help others
In a time of crisis, you’ll be able to help those who are less prepared than you are. Having food storage can make you a vital resource for your community in times of need. I’m not saying you have to help others when they are in need, but it is nice to know that you may be in a position to help others if they need it.
There is nothing worse than turning someone away when they need your help. I’m not suggesting you need to feed your entire neighborhood, no not at all. We would all need a warehouse in order to do that, and that’s not going to happen.
It could be a situation where some of the homes in your area are destroyed by wind, fire, earthquake, etc., and yours is one that survives. You can then step in a take care of those adversely affected and make all the difference to those in need.
5. You’ll be self-reliant
With food storage, you won’t have to rely on others for your food. You’ll be able to take care of yourself and your family without having to depend on anyone else, including the government, extended family, your church, the food bank, and more.
Please remember the government will not drop water and food off at your doorstep after an unforeseen disaster. They may have water available at a few locations, but who wants to get in that line, right?
6. You’ll have control over what you eat
When you have food storage, you’ll have the ability to choose what you eat. You won’t be at the mercy of the grocery store or restaurant menu. You can choose foods that are healthy and delicious because you planned ahead and followed your plan.
7. Food storage is economical
Investing in food storage is one of the most economical things you can do. When you have food on hand, you won’t have to waste money in an emergency. Everyone else will be running to the store to stock up, but you’ll already have the items on hand that you need.
8. You’ll be prepared for power outages
When you invest in proper food storage, you are prepared for all circumstances. Thanks to your food storage, when a power outage happens, you’ll have food to fall back on. Plus, you should have the tools you need to survive the power outages with hardly any hiccups at all!
9. You’ll be able to take advantage of sales
With food storage, you can buy items when they’re on sale and save money. This is a great way to stock up on items that you use regularly. Investing in food storage over time means you will save money! Buying a few items for your food storage each week means that you’re not really going to notice it in your budget!
10. Getting back to our roots
There’s something to be said for getting back to our roots. In a time when we are so disconnected from our food, it can be empowering to know where our food comes from and how to store it properly. Food storage is a great way to do this. It’s amazing that when we stop and look back at WHAT our ancestors did, we can learn a lot from them!
One of my favorite posts on my blog is this The Great Depression: What You May Not Know post! There are a lot of things that happened during this era that not everyone knows about and it’s time for us to get back to our roots!
11. Food storage makes you self sufficient
When you have food storage, you’re no longer reliant on others for your food. This is a great feeling of self-sufficiency! If an emergency happens, you know that you can take care of yourself and your family. Unless you enjoy relying on the government and the local stores, then it’s super important to be self-sufficient. Relying on yourself and your skills is one of the best things you can do in regard to food storage.
12. Prepared for natural and man-made disasters
When you have food storage, you are prepared for anything! Natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes happen without warning. But if you have food storage, you’ll be able to weather the storm and come out on the other side with minimal damage. Man-made disasters, like power outages from car accidents or poor maintenance at substations, and job loss can also be weathered with a food storage supply. In my opinion, you can never be too prepared.
Why You Should Invest In Food Storage
The bottom line is that having food storage is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your family. It gives you peace of mind, saves you money, and ensures that you are prepared for anything! I truly hope that you take the time to invest in food storage now so that your family is prepared later. May God Bless this world, Linda.
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