In The Aftermath Of a Disaster, Do You Really Want To Be Dependent on FEMA To Feed Your Family?

food

If you have sought out this Wiki page, you probably already have some reasons in mind to embark on a food storage program, but if you are still on the fence about acting on your concerns, here are some questions to consider: [Read more…]

Five Levels of Food Redundancy

Food Redundancy

Five Levels of Food Redundancy

This continues my series on five levels of redundancy.   The basis of survival are food and water, shelter, safety (self-defense), medical, and communication.  Water and shelter are the top priorities.   Thereafter is food.   We are blessed in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain with abundant and inexpensive food sources.  We spent less of a percent of income on food compared to the rest of the world.   US and Canadian farmers are the most productive, most technology savvy, and best equipped in the world.

There several risks related to food.   The most immediate risk is the long supply chain.  Food is produced on an industry scale with large corporate farms, middleman processors, distribution warehouses, and then the grocery store.  In days past, grocery stores kept extra goods in the back of the store.  These days, grocery stores only have a breakdown area in the back to unpack the food arriving on trucks.  Most volumes of food is stored far back in the supply chain.    When there is a disruption in the supply chain, grocery stores are empty within hours.  In emergency, if you go to the grocery store late, then you go hungry.

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