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One of the most terrible parts of disaster recovery is the realization that survivors must depend on outside sources for their needs. When the trucks stop running because of damage to roads and flooding, things like food and medicine stop coming in.
It’s been said before so this is merely an echo but its true, food is freedom. If you have a food storage supply or a stockpile, well, you aren’t beholden to others.
It’s one of the cornerstones of prepping and its why, when preppers were considered nothing but radical, people still got attention from the common person.
Now, there are a number of ways you can store food in your home. Some people just use store-bought foods and packs shelves. These shelf stable foods are great and work as food storage. Some people buy #10 cans of dried food storage as their process. Some people mix it all up.
There are also food storage buckets. These are filled with meals or ingredients. There are lots of benefits to storing buckets.
Food storage buckets affect your storage abilities in many ways. Buckets are very easy to count. They stack so well and that they can literally be piled to the roof! This will free up storage for other things, as well.
While Mylar bags and #10 cans can be very effective at how they protect food, those thick plastic buckets, to boot, make a huge difference.
Nothing is going to protect your food like a sealed bucket, with a Mylar bag, with an oxygen absorber inside.
Food storage buckets are also incredibly easy to make on your own. If you have the food and the other resources to build your own buckets, well, you can build your own bucket food storage.
That is real freedom. Be sure that you put food freedom high on your list!
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.