Many Families Prepare Food Storage
The concept of being a “prepper” is quickly becoming main-streamed with wide spread internet coverage, news reports and even reality TV shows. There are people of all ages, in all stages of life who are becoming more self-sufficient and are storing food and water, even building bunkers underground. Not everyone has the same ideas to the extent at which you need to be prepared or even what you need to be prepared for. Fact is that many people are storing food and taking steps at becoming more self-sufficient, but what types of people and for what reasons?
There are the more obvious reasons for stocking up on food and water supplies, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters and even the possibility of economic decline within the United States. Everyone faces these types of threats that make food storage a wise investment, but there are more family specific reasons also.
A convenience store employee, barely earning minimum wage and working only thirty hours a week, understands that for some people, money is tight and that feeding their family is difficult at best. Freeze dried food meals can be a very cost effective way to put some food aside for those times when their paycheck just isn’t stretching far enough.
A doctor realizes that when an emergency situation arises, they are on call at the hospital and their family is left at home to fend for themselves. In this situation you want to know that as the provider for your family you have done everything possible to make sure that your family has enough food, water and supplies to survive when you can’t be there. Stocking up on a variety of foods, such as freeze dried meals and long term storage ready to eat canned meats are an ideal way to have a variety of meal options, stay healthy and have essential nutrients on hand.
Many other people have their own reasons for preparing food storage, teachers, truck drivers, construction workers, stock brokers, each and every type of person and family is beginning to develop some plans to prepare for situations out of their control. Some of us prefer not to think about situations that are disturbing, that we may not have any control over, but as difficult as it may be we should all take the time to plan for some emergency situations, if not for yourself then for the sake of your family.