This year I’m going to give myself a new challenge, and I would love it if you’d follow along with me. Food storage!
It’s so very important to have. I find it a little disconcerting that most people don’t have enough food in their home for backup. What if there is some kind of emergency? No, I’m not talking about a zombie apocalypse. I’m talking about emergencies that can happen anytime, to anyone. What if there was a major storm that created chaos in your town? What if the power goes out for an extended amount of time? What if you lost your job? Would you be able to feed your family?
It is so important to have an adequate food supply for your family. Unfortunately, in times of mass disturbance, food is the first things to fly off the shelves. Even on a personal level, the food budget is where we have the most wiggle room. That means, for most people, that during a particularly tight financial month, the food budget is what gets hurt the most. And since most everyone’s food is bought at the store and trucked in from all over the country, high gas prices or even labor strikes can affect the price and availability of the food we need. Please read this great article on how we, as a country, are only nine meals from anarchy. Keep it in mind when you think about your food storage.
If you don’t have a backup food supply, you can be in a world of hurt, real fast. Think of food storage as insurance for those hard times. Commit to a weekly budget that you can stick with. Try to get extra food for your food storage every time you go to the store. This is an area where small mindset changes can make a huge difference. If you sign up for my email list, I will give you weekly tips to improve on your food storage.
This post has been inspired by the January 2019 Self Reliance Challenge. Please check out the details here, and follow along with my fellow homesteading bloggers as we strive to be more self reliant!