If a major catastrophe hit your area, your local grocery store will have about three days worth of food on hand before their inventory is depleted. Would you have enough food in your home to make sure you and your family could eat? If help does it arrive right away, you can show your support for the channel by clicking the like button sharing on social media, providing feedback in the comments section and don’t forget as a subscriber to click the bell icon below to get updates Enjoy the video FEMA recommends at a minimum, a three-day food supply to support you and your family after a major catastrophe.
But the reality is that, after a major disaster, it could take much longer before food and water supplies make it to the general population. In this video, we’ll, discuss simple dight amazing on a daily basis that you could begin to stock up on now.
The great thing about these items we’re discussing is that their items that you use anyway, and by purchasing extra they’ll, get used eventually. So you’re, not getting items that are going to go to waste.
The long-term goal is to have food stores well beyond two weeks, but by having at least two weeks of food stored up, you’re, probably ahead of 95 % of the population. So I’ll, be breaking this video down into three parts number one.
Why recommend these items? Number two, the items I recommend for your two-week pantry and number three additional considerations and going beyond just two weeks. So let’s, jump in so first. Why do I recommend these items? Well, here’s, why I choose these items for my pantry? They had to be easy to cook.
They need to be easy to store for a decent amount of time without refrigeration. I want items that are already part of our daily meals. I like food items that require a little electricity or fuel to prepare and they need to provide ample nutrition and contain little salt many times when people start out in prepping the thought of long term.
Food storage can be intimidating, but if you’re new to prepping or even if you’ve been prepping for a while. This list will help you get kick-started toward a long term food storage plan and consider this list as a bare minimum starting point in later videos, we’ll, get into discussing long-term food approaches, but this is just a good way to get started.
So here’s, the items in my list obviously change in relation to the size of your family. For example, I have a family of four. We have two adults and two children who are eight six, so I’m coming to these amounts, based on what we typically eat on a daily basis.
So here are the items in my list in no specific order. Number one rice. Typically, you’ll have the option of either brown or white rice either one will work fine. I prefer Brown force nutritional value and I would recommend probably around 20 pounds.
The second item in my list is beans. There’s, a whole lot of options based on your taste. We personally stock up on canned black beans, which we use anyway in our daily routine. I’d, recommend about 20 pounds of dried beans.
It’s, going to go to dry beans relative, something like pinto beans. Now rice is rich in starch and it’s, an excellent source of energy, while beans are rich in protein and contain other minerals. Now these two items are staple foods around the world.
Obviously, combined together, they’re, great source of amino acids and it’s. No wonder that many people use these for their part of their staple diet around the world. So these probably would be the first two that I would add to my list.
Number three is canned meat. I went with chicken on this one. We’re, not a big fan of spam or tuna in our house, and so hey. You know at the end of the day everything tastes like chicken right, so you can’t go wrong with this again start with about 20 cans of this number.
Four on my list is canned fruit. Number five is canned vegetables. We went with green beans, corn and tomatoes, and again I’d, recommend, probably around just twenty cans or so of these number. Six on my list is soup.
Again, I’m, just kind of throwing 20 cans out, usually for most of these items, it’s, just kind of an easy number in soups great because it’s, something that you can cook up really quickly with little To no preparation number seven is powdered.
Milk. Milk can serve a lot of purposes, mix it in with your oatmeal or add it to your coffee, its nutritious and it’s, just a great comfort food. All around number. Eight is cereal. Combine this with powdered milk and again you ‘
Ve got an easy breakfast number: nine is oatmeal, you can throw in some fruits, peanut butter or powdered milk, and you ‘ Ve got a solid breakfast about five pounds of this. Should work number ten is peanut butter.
You get a couple of large jars and you’ll be set. Peanut butter is a really popular option that our community as it’s got. You know high protein is patrik calories and it’s, something that will help you kind of keep hunger at bay.
Whatever you eat it number eleven is pancake mix. I keep about ten pounds of this and storage. You can toss Jam or syrup on this and you ‘ Ve got a great meal number twelve honey jam or syrup. These are all great sweeteners for various food items we mention on this list.
I keep a couple of jars of jams and storage along with about ten pounds of honey, and a couple of you know different syrup options, so just great kind of comfort food. So to speak, when things get that it’s, not a bad idea to have something around that sweet.
It’s. Just you know, kind of a psychological boost, number thirteen pasta. This is again something I keep around 20 pounds of in like storage. Again there’s. There’s, a lot of different options. We always go with whole grain number fourteen spaghetti sauce.
This is something we keep around about. Ten jars of and storage in, Putney, OH, throw some possum spaghetti together and you’ve got a great Noll number. Fifteen is salt in addition to using it to enhance the flavor of your food.
This is a necessary mineral that your body needs to operate so can’t have enough of that and obviously it’s. Cheap number. Sixteen oil. We keep olive oil and a few other options in our storage. Oil serves many purposes and cooking, and the great thing about it is that it helps us satiate, hunger, number, 17, coffee and or tea, and I know for me personally, if anything were to happen, and I didn’t, have my copy yeah probably be In a world of hurt, number eighteen, spices and condiments these options, things like you, know, Tabasco, sauce or regno, salsa, pepper other options.
They just help add variety to your diet and just prevent you know, fatigue of having to eat certain foods over and over it’s. Always nice. You know spice is going to add a little variety and help mix things up some number-19 nuts, and this is their easy comfort food.
You can quickly grab again. You know, source of protein source of fat number 20 package, mil something like a macaroni and cheese. We added these to our inventory for our kids again, just some easy comfort foods.
We know they like easy to cook and prepare, and here’s, an additional bonus item for your food storage having a garden now, while this isn’t a food storage item, obviously it’s great to have a backup Option you know something that number one you have fresh food and something that can be replenished.
I’ve done a few videos, or rather I did a video on this a few weeks ago, and I’ll, provide a link in the description below of how I started getting into raised bed gardening and no experience with gardening.
And surprisingly, it’s, not that hard, and I’m already beginning to you, know, see a crop coming in crop come in as I begin to plant different seeds over the last couple of months, so encourage you to check that out.
Also, here are some additional considerations before you start just you know, going out and grabbing a bunch of things and adding it to your inventory number one make sure you have enough water stored up.
I can’t emphasize this enough. People often underestimate this. How much water they’re going to need? I’ve done a couple of videos in the past where I talked about. You know: water, storage and purification.
Obviously, the things that we’re talking about on the list that you’re cooking, don’t need water, so definitely have that stored up and prepared number two actually buy food items that your family enjoys.
When I’m able to list, I did a lot of research and I found a lot of different options that were really popular, but they didn’t really work with what our family enjoys eating. So I just altered our diet or whether all taller this list, based on what our family’s, diet is, and we stocked up on items that we already use again.
What we talked about earlier, don’t, get things as you’re, going to find you’re, never going to use, and you end up toss and throw them away. What’s? The point so fine items that you actually enjoy that you’re already using just add those in stock up and add extra, also consider convenience foods that are easy to grab and eat, and don’t necessarily require a lot of preparation.
Like protein bars or crackers and be sure to actually try these foods out before stocking them up again, you know if there was a time of catastrophe and you’re left eating some food that you, you know, don’t even like To begin with that’s, just not going to help number three have a place to store food.
You can pull it out a clause in your house or find some other location that’s, not being used also be sure to rotate. Your applies check. The expiration dates on the different cans or the different things you purchase and put that items with an expiration date that’s further in the future.
At the back and the items that need to be eaten sooner, move those to the front be sure as well to have a pen and paper in the storage area to write down items. You need to replace on your next trip to the store when you pull an item out of storage, again buy what you eat, rotate and repeat in a future video.
I’ll, be creating a series of videos where I ‘ Ll talk about setting up your Preppers kitchen, including sanitation and clean up, as well as discuss several different few options to ensure you can cook your food for those that want to go beyond just the basics discussed in this video.
In our series about long term. Food storage, which in another video I’ll, be doing hopefully some time soon be sure to check out the Preppers cookbook, a book that I’m currently reading. If you enjoyed this video, please be sure to like and share.
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