Many are Stocking up on Food in Today's Volatile World
Saturday, 19 March 2011 10:51 Rick Haymow
We live in troubling times as the Middle East is in turmoil, energy supplies threatened, and major food shortages around the globe. Oil is over 100.00 a barrel
, and commodity markets consumed
by the crisis in Japan. The price of silver and gold are trending up to new highs
. As Americans witness these issues swirling around them and on the news, many are taking precautions and planting more vegetable gardens
, and stocking up on food--it just makes good sense to be prepared.
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Reasons to Rely Upon Food Storage:
Natural Disaster - hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes
Terrorism - it is not IF, but WHEN, and no one knows "where"
Economic Depression - (dollar crashes, food shipments to grocery stores disrupted
Drought - America's bread basket runs out of food
Crop Failure - pestilence, such as the honey bee population that is happening now
The best source I have found so far is one a friend of mine told me about, and its called Shelf Reliance. After doing the math on the amount of food in one of their 10# Cans, the shelf life and the excellent taste of the food, I was so impressed, I started my own. The rack storage
systems are second to none. The only criticism I have have is their website
is slow (its slammed with business). Anyways, check it out yourself, but in 6 months I will have a 12 month supply of food for me and my family and will be able to rest easier at night knowing we are set for food for a year.
What do I Need for Food Storage?
. Although a person can survive as long as two weeks without food, the human body wasn't designed to go long without water. Depending on the conditions and surrounding environment, this could be as little one day. Use any of our water storage containers
to hold your water supply. See their water solutions
. When it comes to food storage, the first rule to remember is to store the food you eat and eat the food you store. This concept helped us develop
what we call our Food Storage Rotation Systems.
Because all food has a shelf life, these systems will help you effectively rotate your food and protect your investment
. We also offer the basic foods needed to sustain life. The food you eat during an emergency has a dramatic impact upon the psychological well being of those affected. Use our Food Storage Calculator
to determine how much to store for you and your family. The their food solutions
, grains, vegetables, fruits, meats and beans, basics
. We offer a range of emergency supplies
and 72-hour kits that can be customized to match the needs of your family. Use our Emergency Planner
to determine the items you will need for a specified amount of time. See their emergency solutions
More information on their website