When disaster strikes you may not have time or the ability to go out and get food for you and your family. But there are ways to store food against this eventuality, or to make sure you have edible food at your doorstep.
If you live in an area that is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes, you may already have an “earthquake box” of basics for the first couple of days. But the Red Cross recommends that everyone have at least two weeks worth of food and first aid supplies stored for any eventuality.
Foods that are easy to store and high in nutrition make the list of almost any emergency food box, but do you know what you want to store beyond these basics?
If you are just considering what you need to set aside as emergency food, you might want to read through our primer of this on Planning for Emergency Food and Water which gives you the basic ideas. Once you are ready to actually stock up our handy set up guide will walk you through planning what to store where. We even have some booklets on gathering up your food from your local area with our Guide to Local Plants or how to Grow Your Own Blueberries for food at your doorstep.
Find out the answers to questions like:
- How do I improvise a kitchen when the power goes out?
- If water becomes contaminated, how do I clean my pots and pans?
- How do I setup an alcohol stove in an emergency?
- How do I identify edible plants?
- What are the best foods to buy for emergency storage?
Find out now how to plan for tomorrow with all these guides on choosing, making and storing emergency food in your home for any situation. You will be surprised how secure you will feel knowing that you have this basic need taken care of, no matter what life throws at you.
This issue of the Journal of Civil Defense addresses emergency food and water supplies. There are only a handful of critical things humans truly need to survive: some type of shelter, clean breathable air, clean drinkable water and non-contaminated food. This publication takes a look at a few guidelines for anyone preparing for emergency situations.
In a survival situation, plants can provide food and medicine. Their safe usage requires absolutely positive identification, knowing how to prepare them for eating, and knowing any dangerous properties they might have. This manual will give familiarity with botanical structures of plants and information on where they grow that will make them easier to locate and identify.
This is a great article on the nutritional value of beans of all kinds, along with a guide on what to know when cooking and storing beans. It also tells you what to be aware of when preserving beans by canning. Knowing how to master cooking and storing beans is important information to have for any kind of emergency situation where long time food preservation might be needed.
This is a simple easy to use recipe to make your own homemade baking powder. You can do this under the simplest of conditions and the end result is actually a better product then what you would buy in the store! You will be surprised how simple and easy it is to make your own homemade baking powder.
Nature provides so many different types of survival food, yet sadly, most average individuals wouldn’t know where to look if they were faced with the very dangerous, and sometimes very real, prospect of having to survive in the wild. Now, mind you that the word ‘wild’ doesn’t necessarily mean being stranded in the middle of […]
There are a lot of survival skills in the wilderness that you have to learn. However, only a few skills are more important than learning how to hunt and how to find water. Knowing how to get water is probably more important, but having food to eat is also very important. You may have all […]
In Hunting To Survive shows how to be skilled at hunting so that you can survive in the wilderness. Here you will find some really good information on animals and suggestions. This is a reference material on improving your hunting skills.
Would you like to know on how something like Pine can be helpful to you to survive in the wilderness? If you have no idea on this topic then A Survivalist Guide to Making Pine Soup will show you some interesting facts and recipe for Pine that can help you stay alive during adverse times.