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Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by tacmotusn, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    Simple Family Food Storage Tips

    1. Concerning Family Food Storage Tips –Why and How

      Family Food Storage–Why: Though there a number of reasons (population, climate, natural resource depletion, low food stocks/reserves, to name a few) for the current food security situation in the world, there is no doubt that it more fragile than it has been for several generations.

      Today we’re going to take a look at a theory regarding the view of the very wealthy towards their accumulation of wealth and it’s impact on their hard(est) -times preparations.

      This theory comes to us from Don Rodricks, a reporter for the Baltimore Sun, and his
      March 24, 2009 piece entitled “The rich prepare for the apocalypse–CEO’s desire for even more wealth a preparation for end-times luxury”. Here is some of Mr. Rodrick’s views and theory:
      • … my theory about why the corporate rich continue to indulge and reward themselves despite a public uproar amid financial crisis… there’s something else going on. I call it hoarding up for the apocalypse.
      Note: Although “hoarding” is technically defined as “a supply stored up and hidden or kept in reserve” (Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4<SUP>th</SUP> Edition– a morally neutral definition) it’s connotation is often one of immorally or illegally gathering a supply of critical or necessary goods thereby depriving others of a “fair share”. Availability to others during the gathering period is generally not mentioned.
      • As the world population grows, as the recession expands and unemployment worsens, as the globe continues to warm and the oceans rise, as questions about the future of energy and natural resources become graver, as civil unrest becomes a greater concern, the masters of the universe grab all they can.
      • “Those who work in financial markets and deal in commodities, those who watch global trends in energy and food, production and population growth – those who have seen the numbers- I believe they have become gravely pessimistic about what life on Earth in the next quarter century will become, and that’s what drives them.”
      • And finally, “The day will come when they need to make a quick escape to their mountain retreats leaving the rest of us on the ground.
      Here are some of the reasons the we hear for a family food storage program:
      • Job Loss
      • The Economy: recession moving into a depression, hyperinflation
      • Food Safety: wide spread food contamination (ie, salmonella)
      • Food Security/Availability: oil shortages affecting production or transport
      • Civil Unrest: strikes of riots
      • Climate Change: drought reducing food production
      Family Food Storage–How: Here are two of the best and most economical tools we know of for helping the family define, develop, refine or expand a food storage program:
      How to Develop a Low-Cost Family Food-Storage System[​IMG]
      by Anita Evangelista

      And Just In Case by Kathy Harrison. A comment is in order here: Kathy Harrison’s book is actually a work on self sufficiency for the family in difficult times. We’re [highly] recommending it here because of it’s excellent section on family food storage. This book is a “must have” for the family as a guide and reference work for general family preparedness. We plan a complete book review on it a little later this month. We’ve already done one on Ms. Evangelista’s book.

      Both books/tools are soft-cover and inexpensive.

      Until next time, keep your eyes on the horizon as the weathers changing fast.

      I shamelessly stole the article above from the site linked below. This is a site worth looking at. The books mentioned at the end of the article might guide some of who need help in the right direction as well. Tacmotusn
    2. How-Tos | PrudentHome.com

  2. Ladyhawke

    Ladyhawke Monkey+

    Tacmotusn thanks for all of the very informative food related postings. I have learned a great deal in such a short time... I will be working hard on some recipes to share also. I think I will start with a couple fermented foods because I haven't seen anything on the boards about that yet and it is ask a good way to preserve foods and is very good for your health
  3. mija

    mija Observer/Contributer

    At my local Chinese restaurant they get Kikoman soy sauce in 5 gallon buckets with a screw on lid that has a sealing gasket on it. Once empty they sell them for 1 dollar each. They are glad to get rid of their waste and make a buck. They are great, inexpensive, heavy food grade poly buckets that seal. There are no stains, odor or anything that I have found objectionable. I now have about 20 of them with oats, rice beans etc. I have not found a comparable item at anywhere near this price. The 5 gallon size gives you a container that is movable when full without back injury.

    Semper Paratus
  4. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey++

    Thank you for the link.
    I keep trying to come up with new things and places on food storage at Church for those that are interested.
    Mija that is a great deal on those buckets.
  5. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I am elated that we have so many new contributing members. Everyone has some pearls of wisdom to share. Don't be bashful! If you have anything at all that pertains to any area on this site, that you think might be a good idea to share, please please do so!
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