We’ve been living in an increasingly industrially reliant culture, and we’ve relied on fast food, disposable goods, and cheap gasoline. It’s been our normal for a very long time.
But normal isn’t what it used to be. Enter Covid, and now we are seeing the consequences of this consumerist lifestyle. Food insecurity, shortages, and shipping bottlenecks show us how dependent we are on “the system.” Do you feel secure?
When you start brainstorming prepper pantry ideas, you probably think about food. As a prepper, the biggest and most immediate concern is starvation. However, there are a lot more things you’ll need in a catastrophic emergency situation. You need tools to prepare the food, medical supplies, ways to keep up with hygiene, and more! Keep reading for 7 things to keep on hand beyond food.
Storing food long term something you never want to skimp on. Proper storage makes your supplies last as long as they need to. Airtight containers will be your best friends as you build your prepper pantry. You should also decide whether or not you want to utilize a freezer for certain things. If you do, make sure you have a backup generator of some kind to keep it running if you don’t have electricity.
Growing your prepper pantry is not something that happens overnight. It’s a long term investment in both money and time. It takes a lot of planning and thinking ahead, so it is important to have a plan to grow it over time. Think about it as like building a house. Start by building up a solid foundation, then add in some structure, and finally top it off with a ceiling goal. That’s how we’ll build your pantry so you aren’t caught unprepared.
If you have done any research on how to be a prepper or create your own prepper pantry, you’ve probably seen hundreds of pages of material for people that already seem to know what to do. This can be a bit overwhelming for the beginner prepper; but don’t be discouraged! Starting a prepper pantry doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. You can easily start and maintain your own prepper pantry.
It is never a bad idea to have at least a small stockpile of long term food storage in the event of an emergency. Inclement weather events, power outages, disease outbreak, and other disasters could make finding food outside of your home nearly impossible. Having something to fall back on is a smart and safe plan.
Preparing for disasters should be a priority no matter where you live. Chances are that sooner or later you’ll face some sort of a disaster that will leave you without power, water, or access to buy the things you need in order to live.
Does your family have an emergency preparedness plan? Let’s face it. Sooner or later your family will probably encounter a natural disaster or similar emergency event that requires you to act quickly to stay safe and sound. This is much easier when you are prepared and have a plan. So start the new year with a new plan to keep everyone safe. Continue reading →
Being prepared is pretty important at our house. I’m not talking about zombies, either. Being prepared is no joke. You never know what type of emergency or disaster will suddenly rock your world and change things forever. Continue reading →