Survival Food Storage: 4 Key Storage Tips To Keep You Fed Well

Most of my articles and information are about mobile survival kits. With mobile, everything is much more short term.   But this article will be different. We’re going to cover food storage tips over a longer time frame.  There are four in particular that I’d like to share. So let’s get started.

 

TIP #1 – Bug Protections

Ever opened up a bag of rice that you’ve had stowed away for a while only to have moths and bugs inside? Moths love rice, vegetables and almost anything else they can get into. They will eat right through your vacuum sealed bags to get to the food inside. They lay eggs inside and destroy everything. Hint. It’s all about your container. Consider using plastic containers.

 

TIP #2 – MRE’s The Eternal Meal

Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) are something you can’t ignore in your food storage plan. There are different menu plans with a variety of breakfast and veggie options. Of course, its not like eating out at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. But, they offer a good amount of calories and nutrition when it comes to survival.

TIP #3 – Nutrition

While storage is important, nutrition is what it’s all about. Here are 10 Essential Foods To Include In Your Food Storage. Let’s begin with wheat or white flour, white rice, pinto beans, granulated sugar and salt. Then make sure to include salt, cooking oil, powdered milk, baking soda, baking powder and yeast.

The shopping list above contains very basic foods to help you survive an emergency or disaster for six whole months.

 

TIP #4 – Oxygen And Chemical Damage

You can combine Mylar, oxygen absorbers and buckets to allow foods like dried wheat to last a long time. Instead of opening up a big bucket of grain, divide it up into mini-packs and put them into the bucket.

Rice works well in large plastic food grade containers with airtight lids. The lid is key, because it will add to your ability to store food for years. You want to find lids that have a gasket running around the edges for an airtight seal.

Also, number 2 food grade containers are best. They keep harmful chemical compounds from getting into your food. There should be a recycling symbol on each bucket with a number that’s under the number 8.

So there you go.  Four tips that you can use for food storage over the longer term.  These would be particularly useful for tornado areas or even hurricane areas.  You can even use these to help you through a job loss.   But no matter where you live or what your circumstances, check these tips out and put them to work for you.