Back To Basics – Basic Survival Skills – Food
January 27, 2009 · Print This Article
Knowing basic survival skills is really getting back to basics. Sound emergency preparation can relieve your mind and eliminate the fear that comes from not being prepared in case of an individual or a collective hardship.
After attending a meeting, on surviving a Pandemic, I decided to include helpful information on this site that will help you be better prepared, no matter what hardship you may encounter.
This program is called “Survival In A Closet” The line up will be something you can store in your apartment or condo. Not everyone lives in individual homes where space may be readily available. If you have a closet, you can designate for survival preparation, then you’re in great shape to follow the program.
This is a step up from a 72 hour kit.
In the next several months… we’ll move on a fast track to get you set up for a two to three month emergency supply for you and your family. You can follow the program, or just include some of survival tips in the preparations you’ve already made.
Now, remember… this won’t be a luxury program… just a simple basic “survival” plan. Down to the bare bones. Once you get your plan in place… you can add all the little extras you want.
The first thing that comes to mind for many folks is food. However, In my booklet, “4 Family Survival Needs that Are More Important Than Food,” I explore why food is not the most important consideration.
The logical place to start would be the first consideration mentioned in the booklet… but if I know most of you… food is still your primary thought. What will we eat?
So with that in mind, we’re going to start with food because this will be the easiest step in the program. Then we will consider the other four as we go along. Remember… this is a fast track program.
The food bucket can be found at Costco for about $69.00. It contains 200 adult meals… which will cover 3 meals a day for 66 days. The food packets must be reconstituted with water. Last summer, I purchased one of these buckets after sampling some of the meals. They were actually very good. I have tasted some reconstituted food that was so bad, I knew if I had to count on it, I wouldn’t make it.
These food buckets can be found at “Emergency Preparedness Stores,” but they are a little more expensive.
You will need to determine how many buckets your family will need. It might be a good idea to purchase one bucket and cook up a food packet before you invest in several containers.
Since these buckets stack very well, you can stack them in the corner of your closet to the ceiling.
So… the first in our “Closet Preparation” series is… food. Get moving and pick up your buckets at Costco now.
P.S. There is not a basic survival guide in the world that works… unless you work it. Go for it.