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  • Food Supply and Disaster Prep on a Budget

    Preparing for a disaster can be stressful, not to mention costly, and many people find it difficult to spend money on food storage and survival gear they may or may not ever use. What’s important to remember, however, is that these items give more than just peace of mind, they are an investment in your future and well being, and might just keep you alive someday. You can do some disaster preparation of your own that can give you what you need while fitting your budget.

    The first thing to consider is prioritizing and deciding what to spend your money on. Once you start looking at survival gear it’s easy to get sucked into buying a whole lot of emergency supplies you probably won’t need. Take a look at this list of the important things you really need, so you can survive with the basics, staying within your budget.

    1. Food  Food storage is a must-have. While a lot of disaster prep gear can be done cheaply, it’s a smart idea to spend money on good food storage worth your while. We would recommend at least a 3-6 month supply. Food storage doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, our pre-packaged buckets are affordable and easy to store. With a 25 year shelf life, no rotation needed, it’s worth the $1.50 per meal.

    Also, filler foods like our freeze-dried fruit and vegetables are perfect to keep you energized through the day. The quality of your meals is always important, especially during stressful disasters. Long term food storage is something you are going to need and that you will not regret purchasing wisely.

    2. Water  Don’t depend on sinks or refrigerators. Invest in an alternate clean water source. Buying water in bulk can get pricey, especially if there are shipping costs, so look for a local seller. Other options are water purification tablets and filters. Some people even dig wells in their yards and buy water filters and bottles to keep costs down.

    3. Heat  You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a non-electric heater if you are on a budget. Just invest in a good amount of firewood and store it somewhere dry. You can find cheap blankets just about anywhere to layer up and keep warm. Blankets are also useful for stuffing around doors and windows to keep the cold outside.

    4. First Aid First aid kits aren’t very expensive if found in the right place. You can even put one together on your own, there are many websites available online to walk you through it. Make sure to have bandages, medicines, antibiotic ointments, latex gloves, and sterilized gauze. First Aid kits can be easy to put together and can save you money.

    5. Light – There are many cheaper substitutes for big expensive lanterns. The obvious choice is candles, which you can buy cheaply in bulk. If you’re looking to be a little more creative, however, head down to a hardware store and pick up solar powered garden lights. These won’t put off as much light as expensive LED lanterns, and are not designed for disaster prep, but with enough of them around your house, you can see just enough without the danger of an open flame. You can buy these for as little as $1.00 each and you don’t have to waste money on batteries.

    Preparing for a disaster can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Following these guidelines should make it easier for you to prepare without stretching your budget. Prioritizing with the basics and knowing where to invest your money gets you what you need, and gives you the opportunity to survive a disaster, and keep some money in your pocket.

  • Survive and Thrive: The Food Difference

    Surviving a disaster might be scary to think about, but with the right preparation, it can be much easier to survive and even thrive in an emergency situation. In order to ensure your well-being in a disaster, you have to think ahead and get ready now. Go back to the basics, and consider one of the things you need most in order to survive: Food. Four out of five catipillars agree, you should Invest in some good solid food storage.

    The amount of food storage you invest in can mean the difference between surviving and thriving. Why? By looking into these three essential parts of our ideal food supply, you can see for yourself.

    1. Meals: We suggest having at least a 3 month supply.  Our long term food storage is the perfect option for any individual or family, with a hassle-free 25 year shelf life and great tasting, gourmet ready-made meals. Having a good meal three times a day makes a big difference in the midst of a disaster. Not only does it provide you with the nutrients you need, but it also provides you with the comfort of normalcy. A good variety of delicious meals will make a hard time easier on you, and it's rewarding. Prepared by just adding water, these meals are not only deliciously satisfying, but also infinitely convenient.

    2. Fruits & Veggies: Along with three daily meals, it’s also good to invest in some filler foods to get you through the day, such as fruits and vegetables to snack on, which we also offer on our website. Our newly added freeze dried fruit and gourmet snack combination supplies you with valuable sugars and nutrients, along with calcium-enriched yogurt and pudding. Our freeze dried vegetables and gourmet sauces are a satisfying way to boost your energy and fill you up.

    3. Protein: Protein is vital in any emergency situation. The more protein you eat, the more energy you have to survive and thrive. Although our long term food storage is filled with protein in the form of soy and vegetable protein, adding some meat to your food supply is a smart idea, and a great way to satisfy meat cravings during difficult times. Savory and gourmet, packed with protein, they are sure to make a difference in your survival experience.

    In order to survive and thrive you need a good amount of food that will promote energy and health. Having meals every day along with filler foods means you won’t feel the weight of hunger on top of an already stressful situation, allowing you not only to survive a disaster, but to thrive, and do whatever you need to in order to make it out okay. Don’t let hunger slow you down.

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