Category Archives: Emergency Food/Water Supply Basics
By Jona Miranda Jone
Food, water, and shelter are the foundations of any long-term survival plan. Preparing adequately for these three basic items will make surviving for you and your family much easier. Food is vital in survival because without food, you’ll become weak, susceptible to illnesses and diseases, and you’ll not be able to perform any survival-related tasks. Having an emergency survival food kit and supplying bulk of food in your pantry is a great investment not only for survivalists but also to non-preppers because it provides practicality, security, and peace of mind in case an emergency occurs.
Are you ready to have bulk food storage of your own? Here’s 10 inspirational prepper shelfies that would make you think twice on building your own prepper food pantry.
10. Easy Access for Every Prepper’s Convenience
This has an easy-access space, sorting items from the least commonly used, which are placed above, from the most common ones below. It also has cupboard with doors which hides the things that you don’t want people to see.
9. Save Space with Pull-out Shelves
This might be a little smaller but it is still ideal especially for space savers. Existing cabinet can be customized adding shelves mounted to door walls. Drawers can be replaced with pull-out storage shelves to give an easy access on the items placed at the back.
8. Sealed Tight for the Long Run
Wheat is a basic food product that has chock full of fiber, protein, vitamins, and even minerals, which are especially important in times of survival. Storing grains, oats, seeds, beans, crackers, and pastas in tight-sealed jars can prolong its life. If stored properly, these cans could last for a very long time.
7. Cram It With Canned
Canned foods come in many varieties and make an excellent food storage item. It’s also great if you have a few supply of fire or gas since most of them doesn’t require cooking or heating. Canned goods can last for several years. Freeze dried foods are much better option than the hydrated ones because there’s no rotation needed plus it can last for up to 25 years.
6. Shelf it for Later
Adding a food rotating system in your pantry makes food storing much easier. It is designed to organize and rotate large quantity of cans in a compact space making organizing and food storing a breeze for every prepper.
5. Spice For Survival
Oils, flours, spices, and condiments are the basic needs in cooking and add flavoring as well. Saffron and chili are one of the survival spices to consider as it makes the food tastier. Some of the good basic spice to consider includes dill, oregano, cumin, and rosemary.
4. Say ‘Yes’ to Shelving
An almost perfect shelfie! Most of the tips mentioned above can be seen in this neatly arranged shelf.
3. Carb-filled for Better Survival
Storing on carb-filled goods is also a must in prepping. Carbohydrates play a critical role in the proper functioning of the immune system. It’s also the body’s main source of energy which would be of great help in survival.
2. Supersize with Food Buckets
If you’re not at ease with the idea of storing food barely on shelves, you can try to supersize those using buckets as food storage. Ready-made emergency survival kits are also available if you don’t want to have the hassle of preparing them. Food buckets can be filled with pretty much anything that is dry and sits on the shelf. You can use dry ice, Mylar bags, gamma lids, oxygen absorbers, and a handheld sealer to secure your food bucket.
1. A Prepper’s Pantry Fit for every Prepper’s Desire
Hooray for the best prepper pantry! An awesomely organized pantry complete with labels, food buckets, rotating shelves, food containers, and most of all, food! This prepper’s pantry is everything a prepper wants for his pantry!
Running out of food should not be an option for your family. Remember that the key to a good food storage plan is food rotation. Knowing what you have and effectively rotating them is more important than buying something new. Make sure to arrange them according to expiration date, the closest to expiration should go at the front row and the newest ones at the back.
Writer for the Communities at Washington Times
When disasters strike, you must have an emergency food and water supply in your home/automobile and even a small supply at your workplace/business.
In many cases during large-scale emergencies or disasters, food will disappear from supermarket shelves and deliveries will be disrupted and scarce.
Water treatment facilities may also cease to function due to power outages (blackouts) or damages produced by the disaster.
Your tap water may not be safe to drink. In the case of a radiological emergency, even boiling will not sufficiently clean your water and render it safe for consumption. If you don’t have an emergency water supply, you may be forced to either consume contaminated water. This could produce severe almost immediate illness or future diseases.
Proper food, nutrition and water are your first line of defense for your health when disasters or, other emergencies strike!
SECTION 1. EMERGENCY FOOD & NUTRITION
The I.P.N. strongly recommends that every home must have an emergency food and water supply that can provide all of the occupants with a minimum of two weeks of water and food.
We would prefer a month, however we understand that in our shaky economy many people don’t have the resources to purchase a months worth of supplies. Two weeks is better than one, or none.
It’s important to add that an emergency food supply is great to have during an economic crisis. When money isn’t available to purchase food, it is wise to have emergency food stored away.
When choosing emergency food, you must consider the following factors:
1. Nutritional Value. During disasters, your body is subjected to high levels of stress. The food that you eat during this difficult period must be very nutritious and, provide your body with the extra energy it needs to perform the many strenuous tasks that disasters and emergencies almost always manifest. Good health is by far, your most indispensable commodity — and, is the foundation that your entire life rests upon during turbulent times.
2. Shelf life – You must know how long your food can be stored. You must also consider what the ideal temperature and location for storage is along with the durability of the package it is contained in.
3. Taste – Your storage food should be of a type that you enjoy.
4. Value – You should select a food that has the highest nutritional value, longest shelf life, best taste for the lowest price.
The I.P.N.’s selection is Nuvona Premium Foods.
Why? Over the course of our 23+ years of operation, we’ve tasted pretty much all the top brands of emergency food. Many are delicious and nutritious, but pound for pound don’t have all the qualities that Nuvona Premium Foods have.
This includes the fact that they use non-genetically modified food (Non-GMO) an only the freshest and best ingredients.
The food is also dehydrated and also freeze dried. This extends its shelf life. The packaging is extremely durable, it is relatively inexpensive, offers many varieties including vegetarian meals and, it tastes great.
The CEO of Nuvona Preston Sallenback is also dedicated to providing the public with the highest quality product.
He states “When emergencies happen and stress is at an all time high, food will be one of the first things on your mind and one of the highest priorities, but where are you going to find it?
Are you going to be like the rest of the people in your area and rely on someone else like FEMA or some other governmental agency to come to your rescue? If so, I’d reconsider that idea because it isn’t going to happen.
Having just witnessed the chaos shortly after Hurricane Sandy leads us to believe we must be self-reliant and not dependent on anyone but ourselves, but that would take some planning ahead and did all the homework for you and found the best solution out there, Nuvona Premium Foods.
What sets Nuvona apart from all the others is their premium quality non-GMO ingredients and true gourmet tastes not to mention the fact that they’re simple to prepare! Just add water! Nuvona foods also have a 25+ year shelf life, no MSG, no trans fats, no cholesterol, low in sodium, low in fat, high calorie & fiber meals that use Sea Salt and come in both Gluten Free and Vegetarian varieties.”