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People who stay in disaster-prone regions recognize the relevance of emergency food storage. Most states in America have their fair share of natural disasters. We could use California and its wildfires, for example. In other regions, it could be floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, or whatever. 

Whereas some of these unfortunate events can be predicted, a few can be sudden and instant. As such, if you stay in a place vulnerable to specific disasters, you should take extra care to be ready for emergencies at all times. 

Man-made disasters, fire outbreak mainly, can also be devastating. In most events, a fire outbreak renders hundreds or thousands of people homeless for some weeks. It would do you well to have enough food to fall back on during this period, don’t you think? 

Ask ten survivors of a hurricane, and I bet that at least seven of them had an emergency food pack prepared ahead. No, they didn’t know it would happen, but they were ready, nonetheless. If you waited for an emergency before packing your food, you are most likely to select every item you come across and not necessarily what your body needs. Remember that eating the wrong foods for 2 – 4 weeks can be unhealthy and make you very sick. 

 

What Food Should Be In My Emergency Food Storage?

 

Storing foods for a disaster isn’t the same as putting food for tomorrow morning in the fridge. That is, you can’t use home-cooked meal items in your emergency food storage. There are various foods produced, especially for this purpose. They typically include canned, dried, and dehydrated foods. 

Let’s review the right foods to be in your emergency food storage before you start planning.

 

Foods You Enjoy Eating

 

In ordinary circumstances, you’d have to eat whatever food you can lay your hands on— but that shouldn’t be so if you’re planning. I mean, why eat what you don’t want when you have the foresight of planning? When packing your emergency foods, why not select what you like to eat?

Thankfully, nearly every food item is available in canned, dried, or dehydrated forms. You can, therefore, store any of your favorite foods. So, be it macaroni, waffles, cheese, mashed potatoes, steak or pizza, you can always eat your best foods during disasters. 

You can buy your food choices from the local supermarket or order online from companies selling emergency survival kits.

 

Nutritious Foods

 

Well, you don’t want to feed on foods with minimal nutrients and zero-calories for weeks, do you? I hope not. Doing so will cause you health discomforts, no doubt. Fortunately, canned foods are also nutritious, although maybe not as rich as the fresh options. 

Since you’re planning, plan for the best. Most survival stores sell foods with high nutritional value and calorie levels. If you can’t trust them to make your choices for you, you can decide what you want and shop for them across shelves. 

In some cases, you may have to see a doctor or dietician to identify the ideal foods for you.

 

Durable Foods

 

Foods that will make up your emergency kit must be long-lasting choices. You don’t settle for perishable foods simply because you enjoy them.

You may not have needs for foods in your emergency food storage for 2, 3 years, and even a longer while. This is obviously because disaster may not occur when you expect. You have to select foods that will remain good and healthy until then.

If you live in regions with annual disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, or flooding, we can agree that you buy foods that last at least 1½ years. If, however, your region is prone to sudden, unexpected calamities with no way to predict accurately, it would be much better to select foods that will remain healthy for five years.

Luckily, most canned or frozen foods remain good for an average of 20 years if still sealed. That is, some foods will remain good for 20 years as long as you don’t open them. Well then, that’s your cue.

 

Maintaining Your Emergency Food Storage

 

Foods with a shelf life of 20 years wouldn’t last two years under poor storage conditions. This emphasizes why you must keep your emergency food storage in healthy conditions at all times. This can be done through thorough checkups and cleaning from time to time. 

Let’s look at four smart tips for maintaining your emergency food storage.

 

Keep Storage Space Clean and Dry

 

Irrespective of where you’re storing your foods, make sure they are kept in a clean, dry place. Never store your foods in a humid or wet environment. They’ll spoil and lose nutrients quickly, thereby becoming unhealthy for consumption. You just can’t keep foods in the corners of your basement and leave them unattended for months. Trust me; you’ll be wasting precious money and food.

 

Avoid Humid or Moist Spaces

 

Moisture is often the worst destroyer of most foods. Even foods of excellent quality can become quickly unhealthy and spoil if stored in a damp or humid basement. This doesn’t mean that you store foods in a tight box, as they have to be aerated as well. Make sure you store foods in a cool but dry place.

 

Buy High-quality Foods

 

Some canned or dried foods are poor in quality. Low-quality foods will spoil quickly and eventually cost you more money than you were trying to save. Therefore, make sure you select foods of high quality when shopping for emergencies. Anything else will make the maintenance of your emergency food store trickier.

 

Conduct Checkups Intermittently

 

Endeavor to examine the food items in your emergency store from time to time. This will help to identify spoilage in foods either from spills or leaks, moisture, or wrong storage strategies. Periodic checks will also help to keep track of your store.

 

Final Thoughts On Emergency Food Storage

 

We hardly like to think of disasters, but that doesn’t stop them from happening. Our best action, therefore, is to prepare ahead before they happen. Planning emergency food storage is an excellent way to survive amid the chaos and destruction during calamities. 

 

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What Will YOUR Family Do When Chinese Communists Disrupt America’s Food Supply?​

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In these uncertain times, safeguarding your family’s well-being is paramount. As patriots deeply concerned about the international situation, particularly the potential for disruptions to the world’s food supply orchestrated by the Communist Party of China, you understand the urgency of preparedness. At Survival Cave Food, we share your concerns and offer a solution to ensure your loved ones are well-equipped to weather any storm.

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2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun transactions made by its customers starting in April 2023.

On September 11, 2022, Breitbart News reported Visa gave in to pressure from groups that want stricter gun laws and New York Democrats and agreed to use a new sales classification system to find transactions involving guns and ammunition.

According to the Associated Press, MasterCard and other significant credit companies have also agreed to alert authorities to gun transactions.

The Independent Journal Review (IJR) wrote an article on March 2, 2023, that said Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun purchases, starting in April.

IJR stated, “Starting in April, anyone using a Discover card to make a transaction in a gun store will have that purchase recorded.”

According to reports, Discover cards are used by more than 55 million people, so just one business has a lot of information about gun transactions.

Reuters says that Discover Financial Services was the first of its competitors to make a public announcement about when the initiative.

This is meant to help police investigate gun-related crimes, will start in February 2023.

Discover would “allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April,” making it the first among its peers.

According to Discover,

“We remain committed on maintaining our commitment to preserving and supporting legal purchases on our network while protecting cardholder privacy.”

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) authorized the code in September 2022.

A spokesman for the ISO said, “Users in the industry will decide whether or not to use the new merchant category code.”

Do credit card companies track gun purchases?

Copyright 2023, ConcernedPatriot.com

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Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed.

Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed. The structural integrity of the house will be compromised, and you’ll not be able to stay there, you’ll have no choice but to evacuate. Based on this scenario, every prepper needs to have an evacuation plan. This article will give you a few points to bear in mind when formulating your plan.

  • Proximity
    During a catastrophe, roads may be impassable. The area could be flooded. Your car may be damaged, etc. How close will your shelter be?
    Do you have family, friends or even neighbors who are nearby and could take you in? Is it within walking distance or will you need a vehicle to get there?
  • Is your family aware?
    A plan is only good when everyone is onboard and knows what’s going on. What if your spouse is at work? If the kids are at a friend’s house, do they know what to do? Will everyone meet at home and evacuate, or will they meet you at the secondary location?
    During a crisis, there’s often little time to think. Contacting your family members may not be possible if they don’t have access to a phone. Any of these scenarios could happen, and they usually do. So, stay prepared and rehearse well.
  • Be detailed
    Ensure that all family members from the children to the adults have a laminated card with a list of all the family members and their contact information. If anyone is alone and injured, first responders will know how to reach the next of kin.
    If there’s panic and everyone is scrambling for their lives, as would happen in a tsunami, you may lose sight of a family member or two when the situation is chaotic. With these details, there’s a much higher chance of finding them sooner and getting to a safe place as a family as soon as possible.
  • Communication
    During a crisis there must be a plan of communication. If everyone is calling the same person for information, calls may not go through or be delayed. One way to do it if you have children, will be for one or two children to call the mother while another child calls the father.
    If calls don’t work, ask them to try texting. It will be good to have codes that everyone remembers so that you do not have to send long texts to get your message across.
  • Kits
    It goes without saying that every family member needs a bug out bag or a grab bag that they can grab and go in an emergency. The grab bag will contain supplies such as food, water and other items that will help you get through the next 72-hours without much hassle.
  • Pets
    If you have pets, you will need to evacuate them too. While you can’t move an aquarium, you can save your cat, dog, hamster or rabbit away from danger. You’ll need food supplies for them in your grab bag, and a portable carrier to transport the pet.
    It’s good to bring a tent or small shelter for them to stay warm and dry in. Evacuation shelters may not allow pets. If you must leave them outside, they’ll be sheltered, and you can still check on them at regular intervals.

Observe these tips when creating your evacuation plan. It’s imperative that you have a good plan and a good support network. Get to know the people around your neighborhood well. These are the people who will most likely be able to help you in an emergency, and vice-versa. No man is an island.

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