Preparing to survive the future is very important. Anything could happen at any moment and then your preparedness would be put to the test as to whether or not you and your family with survive.
It is important to be prepared in case of natural disaster, manmade disaster, loss of employment, inability to work due to health problems or injury, or war. All of these things could throw you and your family into survival mode.
Food storage is one of the most important items to create in your home for survival. It is important to make sure that you have a variety of food and know how to prepare and use that food.
Your food storage will be useless to you if you go eat it and you realize that you do not have a wheat grinder and that you do not know how to cook it. In addition to a wheat grinder, there are several other items that go along with proper food storage that are often overlooked.
The first thing that is overlooked is a can opener and lid lifter. It will be very difficult for you to get into your food storage if it is all stored in cans and you do not have the proper tool to open the cans.
No doubt you will become very creative and come up with some plan of how you can open your food. However, this method may mix dirt in with your food and will over all be much more of a hassle.
Another thing this often overlooked is storing enough fuel for cooking and heating things. While you may have a propane stove, if you have to use the stove for a long period of time you have to consider how much propane you will need to store.
Having access to a stove or other source of heat will make preparing warm food much easier. Warm food can be a tremendous comfort during a difficult time.
It is also very important that you are stocked up on necessary personal items. For example, if you have pets make sure that you stock up on their food.
Your animals will need as much food as you will when rough times come. Another example may be if you have a baby.
Your baby will need diapers and many other special care products so it will be important to stock up on those as well. Keep in mind that your baby is not going to stay the same size and that he or she will need larger diapers as time passes.
Stock up on larger sizes as well. You do not know how long you may be in a survival situation.
In addition, grandma or grandpa may live with you and they may have special medicines that they would need to live. Be sure to stock up on these medicines as well.
The fourth thing that is often overlooked when it comes to food storage are desserts and comfort foods. Many people stock up on wheat, flour, sugar, and other basics.
While these things will ensure your survival, it can be really nice to have special dessert or comfort food once in a while. This is especially true during hard times.
The fifth thing you should not forget about is water. A human can only survive three days without water, but three weeks without food.
Unfortunately, most people store a lot of food and not enough water. The general rule on water is that you should store one gallon per person per day.
However, you simply cannot store enough water for a long period of time. While you should store some, it will be very important that you store water filters and purifiers as well.
Hopefully there will be some kind of water source near you, even if it is dirty. Water is one things you definitely do not want to accidentally forget about.
Another thing you may want to store is an ice chest or two. If the power goes out temporarily or even for a week you are going to want to be able to preserve your perishable food.
If you have an ice chest you can quickly move all of your food from the freeze or fridge into it and pour ice around it. You can then purchase more ice at the store to keep your food cold.
As you look around you will realize that there are several things that are often overlooked that should not be. As you do not overlook these thing you will be rewarded when it comes time to use the things you prepared. BOLA TANGKAS