Emergency food reserves are not something that the typical person thinks about, unless of course catastrophe has struck. We live in an age of modern convenience, where each and every thing we require is normally available. Food is one of the things we so often take for granted. We have grown comfortable with just getting in our vehicle and driving to the local grocery store whenever we need more food. What happens when a disaster occurs and the supermarket is no longer available? Suppose the trucks that supply the local store can’t complete their weekly re-stocking runs? These are the places where emergency food reserves become valuable.
Just this past weekend, a destructive tornado cut through the city of Joplin, Missouri. Many retail stores, including one of the main grocery companies, were destroyed. Now the people of Joplin will have to survive on a reduced inventory of resources. This is one particular example of many that happen throughout the U.S. each and every year. Each one a harsh reminder of the need to be prepared with a reliable supply of survival food. “Every household should have a minimum of two weeks emergency food reserves on hand, including food reserves for family pets…” is the current suggestion being made by Chuck Willis, Certified Business Continuity Planner, in his presentations to local emergency management officials in South Central Kansas. Even while natural disasters may seem to be the pressing threat, Willis believes that supply disruptions resulting from Peak Oil, may actually be the bigger disaster fueling the demand for storable food reserves.
It is important that you put some thought into your choice of survival food. Some people neglect to take into account the circumstances in which they could be required to utilize their emergency food reserves. For example, electrical power may not be readily available for a couple of weeks. If your food reserves require the usage of refrigeration or other electrical appliances, they are going to be of little use to you in a disaster situation. Your emergency food reserves need to be easy to prepare, calling for little more than boiling water which can be prepared over an open fire. eFoods Global has developed a complete product line that works on this principle.
An additional important consideration for your survival food supply is the ease of storage. Ideally, your emergency food reserves should take up little space and be easily stacked in a readily available location. In a disaster scenario, you do not want to be looking for different food items in a number of locations. By using a central location, you will reduce the frustration of trying to keep your family fed in an already disordered setting.
Take time to sufficiently ready yourself with a satisfactory supply of emergency food reserves. Your forethought may be the very thing that protects your family and those closest to you during periods of unforeseen crisis.?