Posted on October 16, 2011 11:23 pm

Food Storage

Survival skills :  Food and Water

Readiness Training:  Survive Any Disaster.

What the does  future bring? well, that’s
is uncertain. It’s necessary to make preparations for any dissonance
that may dislodge the comfort we experience today. On a whim, you can be
left with no running water and electricity to depend on, and no store to
buy food and supplies from. It’s time to be prepared.

The nature of our living situation today is
comfortable, but also extremely fragile. Currently, the power to dictate
the way you live rests in the hands of others. In order to regain
control you must hone your survival skills, become self-sufficient, and
increase your knowledge in the field of preparedness.

Anything can happen and usually does: natural
disasters, disastrous man made blunders, political uprising,  or
even a freak accident. Whatever, you will be ultimately responsible for
your own  survival and may be your loved ones also. Some think it’s
only a matter of time until Western civilization collapses. If, or when
it does, you want to be prepared, for short term and long term. Lose
your job and your world collapses.

 

1. Water

 Berkey Water Purification

The most primary of needs is water. In the event
that running water is unavailable, you need to have either adequate
purified water supplies, or some means to consistently produce water.
Without water, you simply cannot survive a prolonged disaster. Of course
this requires a source that can not only generate clean water, but can
be accessed routinely without travelling great distances. If you live
near a fresh water spring, you are already well on the path to being
self-sufficient. Most likely, however, you will need to resort to
atmospheric water generators, nearby bodies of water, and a high-quality
water filtration device.

Other water storage and access solutions
include: storing large quantities of drinking water, having a secret
reserve, building a well in which to access fresh water reserves, and
rainwater harvesting. All of these will ensure that you have enough
water to last for quite some time. Water filters become especially
necessary when utilizing outside water sources for drinking water. If
you are ever getting water from a source outside of your own control,
you must ensure it’s absolutely clean and safe. If you gather water
using containers, make sure they are BPA free. Glass bottles are
preferable, though BPA-free stainless steel is a tougher readiness
alternative to plastics.

 

2. food storage Preparedness

The second most important need is food.
Stockpiling large quantities of food is part of a survivalist skill that
has been done throughout history.

Anticipating the reality of a famine, and the
scarcity of sustenance, the ancients would keep storehouses of extra
food to ensure their survival through becoming self-sufficient. In more
recent history, your parents or grandparents probably took to a habit of
canning their food, and keeping stores of supplies to be prepared in the
event of a nuclear war. It used to be common practice for inhabitants of
local towns to assess the amount of stored food in order to know whether
or not they could sustain themselves for the winter.

You can purchase large packs of
storable foods from many
different companies
, with varying rates of quantity and quality.
Some companies will sell you chemical-packed garbage, while others offer
higher quality alternatives for similar prices. You want to make sure
the food you buy is non-GMO, and free of MSG. You also want to have a
balanced variety of foods in your readiness safe area. You simply cannot
live pleasantly off of only one food type for months and months.

Buying non perishable canned goods and
dehydrated foods are
viable preparedness methods that are affordable for most families. It’s
also very effective to practice canning and dehydrating your own food.
Americans waste enough food each day to fill a 90,000 seat stadium. Take
leftovers and learn how to can and dehydrate them, ultimately storing
them in your safe place. Make sure that you have your own personal
preferences met. Not only is it necessary to stock up on foods with a
very long shelf-life, It’s also important to make sure to stock up on
the foods you cannot do without – your very favorites.