Food Storage

With the increase of various devastating disasters, the plummet of the global economy, and the rise in food prices, the urgency for food storage and emergency preparedness has dramatically increased.  With all of the negative factors threatening your well-being, there is a way to counteract these hazards and that is by being prepared.  You may wonder how you can prepare for something as devastating as a natural disaster or an economic depression.  One very simple way of being ready is by having:

An Emergency Evacuation Plan
A 72-Hour Kit
•At Least 6-12 Months of Food Supply

Recently, the amount of natural disasters has risen dramatically.  During the 1980s, there was an average of 120-140 natural disasters a year.  In the last 20 years it has surged upwards by 400% to 500 natural disasters a year.  With the rise of natural disasters, it increases the likelihood that it could happen to you and creates a sense of urgency for every household to retain a sustainable amount of food storage.   Days before Hurricane Katrina hit,  empty shelves at every store was a common story. The demand was so high for food but there wasn't enough time for stores to replenish their supply before  the upcoming storm.  In drastic situations like this, you can be reassured that you have enough ready made food to last you a lengthy amount of time.  After a disaster, like the Japan earthquake in the summer of 2011, large stores and roads were washed away or destroyed.  Reaching a store for more food supplies was nearly impossible.  People only had what was in their homes to rely on in the aftermath.  For most people, the food available in their home wasn't much.  In times of severe weather a power outage can be common for days.  When the power is out, there is no way to run a credit card or ATM machine which restricts your access to buying supplies.  If you have food stored, a 72-Hour Kit, and an emergency plan you can be prepared for any situation.

Since the beginning of the economic recession in December 2007 – present, 7.9 million jobs have been lost.  Due to financial instability, many families have had to rely on their food reserve to get them through the tough economic times.  When you have a 6 month supply of food it offers a greater peace of mind knowing that you have a safety net to fall back on.  If there is no money coming in during unemployment, the money usually used for food can instead be used for bills and other essentials.

Food storage doesn't have to be used in an emergency.  If there is no impeding danger then you'll have an extra supply of food on hand, not only when needed but desired.  On occasion when it's been a long day and you lack the energy to cook a meal for yourself or your family, or don't want to spend the money for eating out, there's always ready made meals that only require you to add water.  It's a simple solution to a common problem.  Quick and easy meals are at your fingertips at any time.

There are many outdoor enthusiasts who prefer to take pre-made dehydrated and freeze-dried meals, because of their compact size and light weight.  With the removal of all moisture by dehydration and freeze-drying, it makes every package dramatically lighter and easier to pack on any excursion.  You'll spend less time preparing and planning meals and more time doing the things you love.
Despite all of these economic and environmental concerns, there is no reason to stress if you are prepared.  With a 6 month supply of food it can offer you stability in times were there is so much instability.  Having that reserve of food gives reassurance and peace of mind.  You can be prepared now.  Make sure you have an emergency plan, 72-Hour Kit, and a food reserve.   Be prepared for anything and Live Life Ready with The Ready Project®.

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