Within every conversation I have with people about survival food storage, there is always the same question or some version of the question, of how important can it really be to worry about how to survive a food emergency? Would you be right to ask? Absolutely yes and when you consider that there may have never been any kind of disastrous event in your life, and even if there has been, why waste money preparing now because in all likelihood, no similar survival food event could ever happen again. Well warranted concerns.
My whole point is simply disaster preparedness, disasters do happen–and you need to be prepared for them. Although a real factor, let’s forget about the state of the world. Let’s also discount things like global warming, heightened terrorist activity, and any kind of worldwide economic downturn-let’s take all of those possibilities off the table, so to speak, even though any one of them could cause a crisis eve non your level. You prepare because you never know what tomorrow will bring.
Earthquakes. Tornadoes. Blizzards/Ice storms. Hurricanes. In the United States, these are all quite common natural disasters, and they all create the need to know how to survive a food emergency. An F-4 tornado struck our neighborhood just this spring, sadly killing 14 people, but leaving hundreds of others without the essentials for daily existence, and it all happened and was over in minutes. People with no shelter, all possessions blown literally away, and a sudden and very real need to gather all items necessary for survival, including food and water. I have no way of knowing how many, if any, had a food storage plan in place. I’m sure some did. Because we never know where the next natural disaster will strike, we need to be prepared. And that’s why you need to pick up at least a few food storage survival kits and educate yourself on how to survive a food emergency.
Now believe me when I say that I am not a paranoid fool who thinks we should all prepare for a global disaster like something from a summer blockbuster movie. Absolutely not–but you should stock up on the necessaries. Keep several survival food storage kits around if you live in a place like I do where severe storms are prevalent, or say California where earthquakes are relatively common. And if you live in a place where there is the very real possibility of a devastating natural disaster, make sure you have [food storage long term] at your disposal. You definitely do not want to be trying to compensate for lack of preparing when you are trying to survive. It would be much better to know that you and your family did not have to worry about what you were going to eat or drink for the next several days. Can you say Tropical Storm Fay, which hung around Florida for days and caused severe flooding. I’m sure nobody in Florida expected a small storm to hang around so long and to cause so much of a crisis.
I hope you are beginning to see that you can truly never be over prepared for a disaster. Being prepared is the key, and without it–you and your family may not make it out alive. Don’t count on the government to help you, for more reasons than this article is intended to cover, but how many people in New Orleans could have been a lot better off knowing how to survive a food emergency and not being dependent on Uncle Sam. You maybe can depend on your friends, but they will most likely be dealing with their own sets of problems. You can’t depend on loved ones who live out of the state, as they may not be able to reach you. You can, however, depend on is yourself if you are prepared, have a plan and stock up your survival food storage.