With the frequency of natural disasters increasing, Freeze Dry Guy takes educating Americans on the process of properly preparing themselves and their families for disaster very seriously.
Freeze Dry Guy has outlined the main points to consider when preparing your food storage including importance of maintaining your diet, avoiding too much wheat, what to store, where to store it and how to manage your food supply.
First and foremost, when starting your food storage, consider what your normal diet is, and try and stick with that. During times of physical and emotional stress, it is important to avoid any abrupt changes as this could cause dramatic shock to your system. In other words, don’t only store dried beans, wheat and other grains if they aren’t a part of your normal daily diet.
The problem with wheat is that over 40% of the population can expect an inflammatory or sensitivity reaction to a diet high in wheat content. Try various kinds of foods to add to your storage and try to maintain a proper balance of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
So, what should you store? Storing protein should be one of your top priorities. Animal protein is the most easily assimilated. Try and stay away from more than a three-month supply of MRE’s for a one-year food supply. They are intended for use as a field ration and not exclusively over a sustained period of time. You can incorporate the beans, wheat and grains but try and stay as close to what you currently eat for at least three months supply.
You will want to store your food in a cool, dry place. Avoid places like attics and garages, especially if you live in a hot area. A basement is best, but do not store your food on a cement floor or against a cement wall to avoid rust and absorption of moisture.
Remember to manage your food supply by keeping track of perishables and rotating them often to insure you have the best product when you need it. Date your cans and cases, especially bulk foods and watch for rodent or insect infestation on bulk packed items. To avoid the hassle of managing your food storage, be sure to buy the best quality freeze dried and dehydrated foods and grains in #10 or #2-1/2 size cans. Be sure the food is canned, preferably using a nitrogen back flush, with an oxygen content of less than 2%.
Freeze Dry Guy provides emergency preparedness items, freeze dried foods, camping food (Mountain House products), dehydrated foods along with other survival foods. They have been in operation, and helping families with food security and emergency preparedness, for over 41 years. They offer a wide selection of ready-to-eat freeze dried food, individually packaged entrees, meats, vegetables and fruits. There choices include gluten-free, vegetarian and organic options.
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