Grocery stores are convenient suppliers of food, but when you run out of money, they are out of the picture. It is crucial then to stock up on supplies at home for emergencies. In case a disaster or financial shortage strikes, you need to have a system in handling your food supply. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
Here are some tips and tricks to help you get started:
The key to having a well-managed food supply begins with stocking. You need to choose the right foods and store them properly. For this, you need to consider the number of people in your family, the kinds of food they like, and plan those meals.
When planning meals, make sure that the ingredients can last for a long time. You never know when an emergency may come up, and you don’t want to check your pantry and see expired food. Choose the form of the food which can last for a long time (like choosing the powdered or frozen form instead of the common variety).
Pantry stocks differ for each family, but there is a general list of foods that can be used in a variety of meals. Check the list below for some foods to add to your pantry:
It’s ideal to stockpile food that you already eat. However, in a financial emergency, you don’t get to choose the foods that you consume. Observe your family meals and check the kind and amount of food you eat. Consider these questions: can you stockpile these foods? Will these foods be available in case of a shortage? If not, consider adjusting your family’s meals. It will make it easier for them to adapt during hard times.
Now that your pantry is stocked, the important thing is to make sure that your supplies last. Even with planning, stocks can run out if you’re not careful.
Here are some ways to manage your food supply:
People underestimate the importance of knowing how to make your own food. If you have a garden or even a windowsill, these can become valuable assets in the long run. Here are some skills that you can develop in case of an emergency:
Learn more tips and tricks on preparing your pantry at FoodSupply.news.