If you are thinking about storing food long term for any reason, you need to know a bit about how to do it safely. According to the World Health Organization every year 1.8 million people die from diarrheal diseases with the majority of these from poor food storage practices.
Making smart decision about food storage for any reason will ensure that when the time comes that your family needs that food, it will be safe for them to eat.
An important factor to consider beyond caring for canned or stored goods is what is in your freezer. If an emergency should happen and your power is cut, food in the freezer should be good for at least two days, longer if you keep the door closed. You can help frozen goods stay cold longer by grouping them together if your freezer isn’t full at the time of the power failure.
Many of the booklets in this section will deal with the question of how to keep food safe in this type of situation, such as the excellent Keeping Food Safe booklet that would be a good one to keep by the freezer door in case of emergency. If you are just setting up a food storage area for emergencies, you might want to start by reading our Food Storage Research booklet to find out what items are the best for long term storage, followed by one of our guides on setting up a food storage area such as Food Storage Made Easy to keep track of inventory or How to Store a One Year Supply to get you the basics for creating long term food storage.
This Food Preparation Section can answer such questions as:
- What is the best way to set up pantry food storage?
- How do I save for your emergency food storage items?
- How much is enough of any given food for six months of emergency food?
- What foods have the best nutritional value when stored long term?
- What is the best way to store water long term?
This is a short guide filled with instructions on emergency food storage. You'll also find sample lists and tables that you can use so you can be guided accordingly.
There is an inexpensive way of storing food for emergencies. This download provides a guide and a list that can help you store foods for emergency purposes for only $5 a week.
This is a short guide that will teach you all about basic food storage. It provides recommendations and estimates for an adult to have a good food supply for a year.
Part of emergency preparedness is keeping food safe during an emergency. This guide will show you how to keep food safe and it will also show you how to determine if food is safe for consumption.
This is a one-page document that will show you how to set up a good food storage inventory. With this guide, you'll know the basic foods for home storage and the suggested amounts.
This download is all about food storage made easy. You'll find a 4-page document that will serve as your food storage inventory list so you can stay organized when storing foods.
This guide can help you if you're looking for the best foods for long term storage. This food storage research provides results of the tests that they conducted in order to gauge the viability of popular foods that are stored.
This guide on setting up a three month food supply will list down all the foods that you need to buy in order to survive three months of disaster or emergency. You'll also find recipes to ensure delicious and efficient meals during this period!
Food storage for emergency purposes can be expensive but it can also be cheap. This guide will help you set up a cheap food storage program for only $10 a week.
By following this guide on how to store a one year supply of food, your chances of surviving a disaster is greatly increased. This guide will also provide other disaster preparedness tips.
This download provides a complete list of foods that you should buy if you want to set up a one month food supply for one person. The exact amounts are also included to ensure that you meet at least the minimum 1,600 calories per day.
This is a list of foods to store that can help you during a disaster or emergency. This list will prove to be helpful if you're preparing for a disaster or emergency so you can have a guide as to what foods to buy and store.
This is a guide that will teach you how to set up a supply of food for disaster preparedness. To be specific, it will teach you how to set up a three-day supply while answering the most frequently asked questions on this subject.
This guide is the first installment of the "Steps to Preparedness" series. This installment focuses on emergency food supply and you'll know your options to make sure that you have a food supply that can last from 1 to 25+ years.
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