So often we hear people accuse those who put up food of being fear mongers or conspiracy theorists. What we often see, though, is those same accusers will be in need at some point in the future and will be left completely unprepared to provide for themselves and family. Food storage and knowing how to use it isn’t just about preparing for “end times” or “Armageddon”. Putting up food, gardening, saving water, having extra clothing on hand, and money set aside has been done for hundreds of years.
Think about it for a few minutes: When people used to dig a well, did they only dig deep enough to provide water for right now, this week or month? No, of course not. They dug it deep enough to provide a goodly amount of water for a long period of time. What about canning vegetables and fruits or dried foods? Take a few minutes to go back to ancient times and archaeological finds and you will see that people have put up foods for thousands of years. WHY? For what reasons?
It’s actually pretty simple - to avoid being caught in a panic without basic needs. We have gotten so used to just relying on the grocery store at the corner and believing it will always be there. But it won’t. Don’t believe me? Just do a quick search on what happens when a storm is predicted for any area in the US. PANIC. The store shelves are stripped in as few hours as possible. No milk, no eggs, cereal flying off the shelves, bread - gone. All the “staples” people are used to relying on disappear. This is not fear mongering, it is the truth. It happens every snow storm, every hurricane. Even comedians are now making fun of people who run out and panic shop.
What if you were prepared enough, had enough set aside to take care of yourself and your family for a month? Three months? A year? Would you need to run out to grab all of those items when storms are threatening? What about unemployment? That is a storm noone seems to think about. Suddenly, you have to live on less money than you have had to live on for years, but if you had items stored for at least a few months, you would be able to get through much easier.
So you see, it isn’t fear mongering, it isn’t Armageddon, it isn’t conspiracy theory - it is a life ENsurance. You buy life INsurance to cover expenses should you die unexpectedly, just think of home storage of food, personal items, toiletries, and such as life ENsurance. You want to ensure that your family doesn’t suffer unnecessarily through trials and challenges that life throws at you.
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Judith has over 20 years experience in food storage, herbs, essential oils, and prepping. She was a captain in the USAF-AUX, FEMA trained, Community Emergency Response Team member and NRA marksmanship award recipient. She shares her experiences with her readers offering tips and recipes.
Jim has decades of experience with service in the U.S. military, in the Intelligence field, as a commander in USAF-AUX overseeing air and land search & rescue teams and Emergency Services operations, he also had substantial FEMA training, and organized a CERT team. Most of all Jim has been trained and served in various ministry positions to include serving as a hospital chaplain.
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