Long Term Food Storage 101

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long term food storageIt seems some of you are having trouble figuring out how to get started storing food long term. Part of this may be due to some people telling you that you need to buy cases of expensive freeze dried food or buy grains and other staples in stock and then put them in sealed five gallon buckets. This can be confusing and a little over whelming to some beginners. I get it. So I thought I’d show you how easy it is for the Average Joe to get started with long term food storage.

For starters, decide where you’re going to store you food. Even if there are only two of you, 6 months of food is a lot of food and it takes up a lot of space. 1 years worth of food could take up a whole room! So you need to decide where you’re going to start. If you’re the type of person who likes a written out plan and schedule, then take a look at Long Term Food Storage Secrets. It’s a great resource for those who want a step by step action plan.

Next, the easiest way to get started preparing your family for an emergency is to just buy a little extra every time you go to the store. That’s all there is too it! Don’t buy exotic junk you have never tried. Buy stuff that you and your family eat all the time! But on this shopping trip, instead of just buying your usual grocery items, you’re going to buy some extra food. I always try to buy anywhere from $10 to $20 worth of food.

This food can be canned food, which is probably best for beginners. Corn, peas, beans, meat, tuna, salmon, etc all come in cans. Be sure to check the date on them and get the ones that have dates as far away as possible. I like to look for food that will last at least a year, preferably two or more years. E

Evaporated milk, spices, salt, sugar, dried rice and dried beans are also stuff you should ad. Below is a video I made to show you just how simple it is to get started.

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