Emergency Food and Water Storage: Basic Survival Principles


Emergency Food Storage

You need Emergency Food Storage to ensure that you and your loved ones have enough. These foods have to be stored with care. You have to place food in the right containers and storing food properly survival to ensure that it will not spoil or go bad.

  • Please keep them in the dark space excess light can cause some foods to spoil.
  • Use a dehydrator to remove the moisture from some foods. This can work well for fruits, vegetables, and meats. The dehydrator will remove the moisture, which will allow the product to last longer without spoiling. You rehydrate the foods when you are ready to cook them.
  • Use a vacuum sealer to store items in bags.  This will keep the foods you have from spoiling due to excess oxygen.
  • If you have a freezer for perishable foods, make sure you’ve got a generator to work with it. The same goes for if you have a refrigerator. In fact, a battery-powered freezer or refrigerator would be ideal.
  • Of course, canned foods are the easiest emergency essentials since you have only to store them in a pantry or cupboard.

How to Prepare Your for Food Survival Situation

  • A portable stove is vital. This will allow for plenty of heat to start up to cook meats and heat water, among other things. You will need to get enough fuel canisters to power the stove.  Fortunately, many of these cans may be used for an extended period of time before they run out.
  • Also, gather enough mixing bowls and pieces of cooking equipment.
  • It would be best if you got a separate space ready for a fire.  A portable gas-powered grill may be useful as it does not have to be plugged in. Still, it would help if you were certain that such a grill is placed outdoors so it will not pollute your living quarters. Doing this depends on the air quality outside your home.

How to Find Food in The Forest: Survival Food Gathering

In the severe case that you may run out of food, you may have to copy our hunter and gatherer ancestors.

  • Place animal traps so you can catch squirrels, birds, rabbits, and other small animals.
  • If you have a garden, you must continue to take care of it in the air and water are safe. This will give you vegetables and perhaps grains. Also, have a fence around your garden to protect it.
  • If you live near a water source, you’ll be able to gather it there. You can also collect water.

You may have to protect yourself while outdoors. Bring along plenty of things to stay safe in the process.

What Foods Should You Store For Survival

Non-perishable foods, especially canned meats, fruits, and vegetables; foods that can last for years

  • Canned soup, juice, and milk
  • Dehydrated foods; this especially works for meats, fruits, and vegetables
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar Coffee and tea
  • Water
  • Peanut butter
  • Granola bars

Make certain you have a hand crank can opener too. Lots of clean water is also needed for cooking. This leads us to the next topic for you to take a look at.

How to Store and Manage Water at Home for Survival Needs

Survival water per person per day necessary to have for your survival needs. You may still have access to water supplies while hunkering down. That is because normal water supplies are often going to work even when the power is not active.

Bottled water can always be helpful as it will ensure that you will have lots of clean water for an extensive period of time. It would be best if you watched for a few things when getting bottled water:

  • Look for sturdy bottles.  The plastic cannot be flimsy or soft.  Glass is even more beneficial.
  • Make sure the guarding seals on any bottles of water you get are screwed down tight.
  • Bottled water should be utilized for drinking.  The water you get from a tap should be used for bathing or cooking foods.
  • Use plenty of filtration materials to assist in clearing out potentially hazardous materials from your tap water.

Water bottles have expiration dates, but it’s not because the sealed water will go bad.  In fact, the only purpose why bottled water has expiration dates is that some states, most prominently New York, have laws stating that every consumable good must have an expiration date on it.

This covers items that don’t really expire, like water. You will see expiration dates on these bottles regardless of where you live. There is no real cause to be concerned about these dates.

If you have collected some water from an outside source or have removed the seal on a bottle of water, you should discard whatever is not used about a week or two after you first open it. Old water can be a breeding ground for bacteria.

How to Purify Water Naturally

There is the potential that water can become infected. This is especially the case if you get water from a tap or an outdoor source. While it is sure that quality filters can help lessen the potential for some bacteria to get in your water supply, you should always be sure that you have the correct materials on hand for when you will purify water.

You can easily purify water if you use a few considerations:

Boiling

You can boil water to kill off the bacteria, using a portable stove.

Iodine Purification

Iodine tablets may be used in water to purify it. Iodine tablets can take a good deal of water and neutralize bacteria. This works best if the water is at room temperature.  Those who have thyroid issues, are taking lithium, or are pregnant might want to avoid this method.

Purification Device

A purification device may also be used. An ultraviolet purifier can be added to water using a pen-like material in a water supply to create UV rays that will kill off the bacteria. Meanwhile, water can be poured into a bottle and then sealed with a built-in purifier to help you clear out bacteria as it will work like a pump of sorts.

Related:

Bugging-In: Prepping to Survive in Your Home

Why Would You Need to Bugging-In at Home?

Bugging In: Fortifying and Securing Your Home for SHTF Moment

Bugging In: Preparing for A Grid-Down Energy Needs

Personal Hygiene in a Basic Emergency Sanitation: Maintaining Cleanliness

Devices to Help You Communicate Effectively in an Emergency Situation

DYI: First Aid Emergency Kit Contents List

Sources:

https://urbansurvivalsite.com/beginners-guide-to-emergency-food-storage/

https://www.thesurvivalcorps.com/prepare-emergency-food-supply/

https://survivalskills.guide/gathering-wild-foods-subsistence/

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Be_a_Prepper/NkttjwEACAAJ?hl=en

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0omCB9VDB5DZjgftyIC9Rw

Macallister Anderson

I am by no means an expert in every aspect of this stuff. I plan to learn, and when possible, enlist the help of experts in various fields to come together and offer their knowledge. In a few years, I dream that this site will be a virtual survival encyclopedia and allow a total novice to come on here and be supplied with everything they need to prepare for anything.

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