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
Emergency Food/Water Supply Basics