We all know what our mamas said: “Get your food storage ready — you just never know!” Back in the day, a couple of years ago really, you basically had 2 options: (1) buying cans from the grocery store, packed in liquid, that only last 1 to 2 years, or (2) buying basics-only from a local dry pack or wet pack cannery (for those who even had that option in their states). Being limited to those two options is a thing of the past!
Many people tell me, “Well, we’ll eat it when we have to.” I’ve thought about that a lot. Consider this: all the cast members of the reality television show Survivor go without food, other than rice, for about 30 days. Their bodies are in a truly desperate situation. Then, they are given some kind of yucky food eating challenge. Though they’re in a situation where they “have to” eat up for further rewards or a chance at $1 million, and though their bodies are in crisis mode where any food would be better than no food at all, many of the contestants fail without even trying. What did they put on the line? Their health, hunger and $1 million dollars. Do we even have half the constitution that those people have? I know I don’t. It’s better to store food you’ll be happy to eat, as opposed to the food you only hope you’ll be able to stomach one day.
Shelf Reliance offers just-add-water brownie mix. The powder lasts 20 years sealed in the can. No need to have eggs or oil on hand.
What about something like blueberry pancakes? We have 6 Grain Pancake Mix and Freeze Dried Blueberries. All you need is the water. And if you don’t have the stored water you’ll need, consider buying some Steri Pens,filters, or water purification tablets so you can use the water you find.
Food storage can be manageable and not a source of frustration. Let us teach you how.