Another great e-mail from Lisa Bedford that I had to share....
If you haven't started storing food, it may be the most important step you take toward preparing for a future that will certainly include, "everyday disasters," such as freak weather events or a long-term job loss as well as worst-case scenarios. The price of food continues to increase and every year there are reports of devastating events that affect our food supply, such as this year's drought.
With a solid 3 months (minimum) of stored food, here's how your diet may be healthier even after the S hits the fan:
- You and your family will be eating homemade meals 100% of the time. Food shortages and rising prices impact the restaurant business and any worst case scenario will cause the closure of virtually every restaurant. Homemade is almost always a healthier route than restaurants.
- the distant past. No more 700 calorie Whoppers with 37 grams of fat or fries soaked in oil. You may drop a quick 5 pounds in the very first week post-SHTF!
- creative with their food storage choices by including out-of-the-ordinary grains, such as quinoa and millet, many varieties of beans, etc. These types of choices can greatly increase the nutritional value of your meals.