Why would I need emergency food or a survival kit? Because of this simple fact: The world’s population rate is growing rapidly and so is the demand for food to feed this growing population. Our food demands are outgrowing our food supply resources, commercial growers just can’t keep up with this huge demand, so you do the math.
That’s not the only reason we could have a food shortage, just look at the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A perfect example of how a natural disaster can disrupt one’s ability to find basic living essentials during an emergency.
If you’re thinking this could never happen to me, think again!
We purchase auto insurance for our autos and home owners insurance for our homes. When you purchase these policies you are preparing for the worst, so why would you not want to be prepared for a natural disaster or emergency situation by having emergency food and a survival kit for you and your family?
I look at my emergency food storage just like I do my auto insurance policy, it’s best to have it and never need it than to need it and not have it. With my emergency food supply if I don’t need it we can always consume it.
You have a number of options when it comes to preparing for your emergency food storage plan.
You can prepare your own emergency food storage supply by growing a garden and canning the food from your garden. The best part of preparing your own home grown emergency food is, you can store the foods that you and your family know and like the most.
Perhaps you don’t have enough space where you currently live to grow the amount of food it would take to sustain your family. If this is the case you could easily purchase Meals Ready to Eat or (MRE’s) or Freeze Dried Foods by the case that is designed to last 25+ years. There are numerous companies around the world that offer emergency food kits and Survival Gear for any disaster situation.
With the recent natural disasters occurring throughout the world and the constant uncertainty with our current economy many emergency food supply companies are raising thier prices. It boils down to the basic supply and demand of their products; people who thought it was insane to prepare and have an emergency food supply are now thinking it’s not such a bad idea after all.
Be careful when purchasing emergency food and survival kits online because some companies are taking advantage of the current situation which is the main reason I was writing this article. I’m just like most everyone else and it makes me angry to see companies gouging people when they should be helping them get the products their seeking and offer them at a fair price.