Many people these days are choosing to store food.
Whether freeze dried meals, dehydrated essentials or meals ready to eat, what you choose to store is up to you.
But do you really need to store food? Here are 3 great reasons why you should:
#1 Protect Against Rising Food Inflation
If you've been to a grocery store in the last few months you'll notice the food prices are on the rise - rapidly. Preparedness experts have been warning us about this for years and it seems that food inflation is coming faster than we thought it would.
In fact according to the World Bank, the global price of food has risen 36% over the past 12 months.
And it's not just prices that are rising. Many food manufacturers are giving you less. They might change packaging to contain less food while keeping the price the same. They may even raise the price a bit AND reduce the amount of food you get.
While it's not as bad as in some other countries - yet - storing emergency food can help protect you from super-high inflated food prices when or if they get here.
#2 Protect Against Man Made or Natural Disasters
An emergency food supply could literally save your life in a natural or man-made disaster. FEMA estimates that it will take AT LEAST 3 days for emergency crews to get to you in a crisis (and that's assuming everything goes according to plan.)
Another example: In the recent Japanese Nuclear Crisis, within weeks there were reports of radiation in the food. It sure would have been handy to have some pre-stored emergency food to eat for a few months in that case.
Also keep in mind that immediately after any crisis, food store shelves will be emptied in a matter of hours. You don't want to take a chance that you won't get any. And you really don't want to fight the angry, terrified crowds - that can be dangerous.
It's better to have your own store of food packed away neatly so you can stay safely in your home until the crisis passes and people calm down.
#3 Protect Against Unemployment
Even if you have a job now, the employment market is erratic. What if you lose your job and it takes longer than a few months to find a new one?
What if you want to start your own business? (It will take a few months to get things up and running with money starting to come in.)
An emergency supply of food can be a great help in these times as you don't have to spend money you don't have in order to eat.
So those are 3 good reasons to build your own emergency food supply. There are others of course.
But no matter your reasons, remember to get started now. Emergency food suppliers like Mountain House are already backordered and taking weeks to deliver. You don't want to wait for the next crisis to get prepared.