5 Reasons It’s Smart For Your Family to Store Food

5 Reasons It's Smart For Your Family to Store FoodCreating emergency food storage is something that is a way of life for some people, but for many of us, it is not something that we have ever considered doing. Setting aside a few essential supplies, just in case. It all sounds a bit doomsday to be taken seriously.

However, maybe the preppers among us are the ones who are the most clued-in. After all, we can’t even be 100 percent sure what the weather will be like tomorrow, how are we supposed to know what surprise complication might be round the corner? Here are five reasons why it is smart to store extra food.

A Police Lock-down is No Longer an Outlandish Occurrence

If someone had suggested that police lock-down was a real possibility about a year ago, they would have been ridiculed for thinking it. But after the tragic bombings at the 2013 Boston marathon, the Massachusetts town of Watertown was forced into police lock-down, with residents unable to leave their homes for at least a day.

This example only lasted for a day, but if the police had been unable to locate the suspect so quickly, they may have been forced to go days without leaving their homes. If such a situation happens to fall on grocery shopping day, how are you and your family going to eat without a backup food store?

Natural Disasters are Largely Unpredictable

There are certain areas of the world that are more prone to suffer natural disasters. However, that does not mean that, because you don’t live in one of them, you are completely safe. And for the most part, natural disasters are notoriously unpredictable in terms of scope and impact on each area. Whether you are greatly affected by a natural disaster, or the impact is relatively minor, there is a good chance that you may be forced to live off of the food that is in your house for a while.

Financial Trouble Can Happen at Anytime

It is not just natural disasters and police lock-downs that make it difficult to buy food. If the recession has taught us anything, it is that financial difficulties can descend upon a person, nation, or even the whole world, at any time. If you are suddenly hit by a lost job, a sudden huge expense, or something else that may cause you problems financially, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you still have a way to put food on the table?

Emergency Response Can Only Do So Much

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends storing at least three days’ worth of food for each person in your home. The reason for this is that, after a big emergency, three days is the maximum time that it could take emergency response to reach you. As a result, you will be forced to fend for yourself until then.

A Zombie Apocalypse Could Happen at Anytime

Ok, so maybe not…but the fact remains that food storage is essential, as you simply cannot predict what will happen in the near or distant future. And what you might find, is that you actually come to enjoy creating it. It can be fun to pick food and try out potential menus, so why not get started and have some fun with it?

Lee Flynn

Lee Flynn

Freelance writer who promotes home safety and preparedness through the proper use of food storage and emergency equipment. He is an expert on protection preparedness.
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