Essentials for Survival – Food and Water
As important as food is to survival, knowing what kinds of food to store and how to store that food for short, intermediate and long-term, is vitally an important part of any essentials for survival plan.
In this post, we will explore short-term food selection and water storage.
When I first started looking for survival ways and means, my first inclination was to purchase one of those “72- hour bug out bags” that you often see advertised on many website these days.
Well, I almost bought into the idea of a “72- hour bug out bag” without giving it considerable thought and doing a little research.
I am not advocating against the “72- hour bug out bag”, it might fit into your SHTF plan, but not our plan since my wife and I are in our 70’s and live in a less populated area, which affords a little more safety then a large or even a small city. Plus, we would not survive long living off the land, neither my wife or myself have the training for it.
So, we have prepared to “survive in place”, which includes stocking up, short-term, intermediate and long-term.
It took me awhile to make the decision to stay in place in the event of economic collapse or any other event with only a few exceptions. The only thing which may cause us to move from our little home might be a chemical disaster – but that would be only temporary since we live in a high wind area. Our small village could flood, but we live much higher than the town.
Consider these possibilities:
What are the emergency circumstances that may arise in your area like flooding, chemical spills, earthquake, economic collapse, gang activity, martial law, major fire – forest or otherwise, etc?