Long Term Food Storage Myths Exposed

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An excuse people often give for not obtaining long term food storage is that it will only be useful during major disasters, both natural (storms, earthquakes, volcanoes) or manmade (terrorism). This is a myth!

Here’s why:

  1. A main tenet of food storage is that you must store what you eat. So, if you store junk, or what is sometimes passed off as “survival rations”, you probably would only want to eat it during a disaster. But if you store what you eat on a regular basis, you can rotate your storage and use it on a continuous basis. Your family won’t know the difference.
  2. If you have a prolonged period of unemployment, you may not have enough money to buy food. That is happening in this country today. You can use your food storage during this period. It would keep your family from going hungry.
  3. Even if you have stored freeze dried food, it does not have to be saved for just disasters. Mountain House Freeze Dried Food has been shown in laboratory testing to have a shelf life of 30 years or more. So, you can take some out on a regular basis and use it. Try using some every six months, every year, whatever time interval you come up with.

The point is that whatever type of food storage system you decide to store, you should incorporate it into your regular diet. That way you will know how to use it (in the case of basic staples, dehydrated foods) and you can see that your family will actually eat it. If you store freeze dried foods, you will do not have to practice with it, because there is no preparation.

Another myth is that you must buy all your food storage at one time. This is only true if you feel the urge to do so. This is October 2009, and many people look at the U.S. and feel that the U.S. Dollar is going to collapse in the next year or so. So, some people feel they must get their food storage now while they still can. I think this is a good idea, but if you are not comfortable with it, don’t do it.

Any of the various types of food storage, Mountain House Food, Dehydrated Food, Buckets of Staples, and Store-Bought Canned Goods can be bought in small increments at a time. As long as you do it on a continuous basis, you will always have some extra food on hand to weather difficult times.

Finally, realize that there are no absolutes when it comes to food storage. Even the shelf life of your food storage is not absolute, as shelf life varies based on the condition of the storage area.

Don’t believe the myths. Do some research and you’ll learn the truth.


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