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The moment the trucks stop running to your city or town so too does the food. How will your current stock of food hold up to nourishing your family over a month? What about 4 months?
We should all be very serious about the fact that our food stores will begin to dwindle. Now is the time to start building a robust pantry. While it might seem like a serious mountain to climb, it’s not as hard as you think.
You can use a few methods to slowly build that pantry of long term food storage. This way you will be prepared to deal with a food crisis that could follow a disaster.
Canning foods is something you have got to start. It’s so easy and it turns your produce from the garden into something you can lean on in lean times! That’s a big deal.
If you have the jars and the pressure cooker all you need are some solid recipes. Invest in a good book that you can keep on a shelf, just in case
Setting A Little Aside
One of the most popular ways to build that pantry is to work on buying a little extra food every time you are at the market. Each trip to the grocery store, get in the habit of buying 1 can of spaghetti sauce and one pound of pasta.
In a year you will at least 50 extra meals. High carb, high-calorie meals that make a difference!
Buy in Bulk
Another great way to plan for some extra food in the pantry is to buy foods in bulk. This can go a long way. Buyers clubs are a great way to make this happen. At some grocery stores, you will pay around $10 for 10lbs of rice.
At buyers clubs you can get 50lbs for around $20! See the value?