How Preppers Stockpile Food to Prepare for Economic Collapse
When I am asked how preppers stockpile food for an economic collapse or other emergency, I am often surprised by the reaction that people have. They naturally assume that I have a bunch of pallets of Army MRE’s or freeze-dried survival meals in the garage.
Don’t get me wrong, if I had a rich man’s bank account I might have a climate controlled bunker stockpiled with freeze-dried survival meals. But I live in the real world and as a Prepper Consultant I have to advise people who don’t have unlimited resources.
So how does a typical prepper stockpile food for an economic collapse or other “SHTF” (Sewage Hits The Fan) scenario? First, it is nothing as glamorous as what you might see on an episode of “Doomsday Preppers.”
Step one is to divide your thinking and your food storage into short-term and long-term. Short-term is thought of as the food storage you have to last you for up to 3 months. Long-term is considered food storage that will last you up to one year.
The thing about short-term food storage is that it includes all the items in your pantry that you eat every day. It is constantly rotated and used up before it goes out of date. There is nothing exotic or freeze-dried and certainly no Army MRE’s.
Long-term food storage may be freeze-dried, but that is some very expensive food. More likely, it is food that is in Number 10 cans that you can get from a LDS (Latter Day Saints, or “Mormon) church cannery. These foods are staples like wheat, flour, potato flakes and oats that will last in their cans for 10-20 years, so rotating them is not a major consideration.
The thing about these long-term food stores is that, since they are not “just-add-water” emergency / survival foods, you actually have to know how to cook.
So Job One for a serious prepper is that each week they want to be cooking at least one meal from items in their long-term food storage, to ensure that when the time comes, they will be already acclimated to using them.
Stockpiling food this way is both very practical and very economical and can be done step by step instead of requiring a single, budget-busting purchase of survival foods from some online store.
However, preppers do more than stockpile food for an economic collapse or other emergency. Preppers are also thinking about being stranded in their cars away from their supplies and are thinking about what they will do if the power grid goes down.
Other useful resources:
Survival MD (Best Post Collapse First Aid Survival Guide Ever)
Backyard Innovator (A Self Sustaining Source Of Fresh Meat,Vegetables And Clean Drinking Water)
Blackout USA (EMP survival and preparedness)
Conquering the coming collapse (Financial advice and preparedness )
Liberty Generator (Build and make your own energy source)
Backyard Liberty (Easy and cheap DIY Aquaponic system to grow your organic and living food bank)
Bullet Proof Home (A Prepper’s Guide in Safeguarding a Home )
Family Self Defense (Best Self Defense Strategies For You And Your Family)
Sold Out After Crisis (Best 37 Items To Hoard For A Long Term Crisis)