ALERT! Preparing for a crisis doesn’t have to be tough! A food shortage is a crisis to plan for.
We help people prepare for the most likely scenerios. Food shortages are one of the more likely events that could happen at various times over the coming year. Planning and acting in micro-movements every day will make a huge difference over time.
One of the best things you can do is start preparing a few months in advance. The following are some tips that will help you survive a food shortage. Preparing for food shortages doesn’t have to be tough!
Apparently, the USDA monitors food shortages differently than the rest of us. This article indicates that there are currently no food shortages. A visit to your local grocery store may reveal a different story. https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus/food-supply-chain
“After some signs of a slow and cautious return to pre-pandemic normalcy last year, the beginning of 2022 is looking remarkably like fall 2020—and that means supply issues at grocery stores. This time the shortages are scattered throughout the store, but shoppers hoping to get their hands on specific products may find it’s not that easy right now.” Via: https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/food-shortages/
What to do if a food shortage hits your area
There is no way to know for sure when a food shortage will hit, but it is better to be prepared just in case. In this article, we outlined several ways you can prepare for a food crisis so that you and your family will have the best chance of surviving.
Think carefully about your current eating habits. Switching to a diet of 5 days of dried rice will not be good for your system. Food storage should reflect your normal eating habits. Store things you will enjoy eating. You need to rotate your stock so things are fresh so storing things you like to eat will help.
How to store food so it lasts during a crisis
When it comes to preparing for a food crisis, there are a few key things you can do to make sure your food lasts. By following the tips in this article, you can store your food so that it will last during an emergency or food shortage. Don’t wait until the last minute – start prepping today and make sure you and your family are well-stocked for any potential emergencies.
Plan for the most likely scenario in food shortages. Stocking your fridge is a good idea as long as you have electricity. Buying and dehydrating food might make more sense. There are advantages of dehydrating over freezing. The biggest is dehydrated food requires no electricity to store. You can store jars filled with dehydrated foods almost anywhere in your house.
Never forget to rotate your food stock. Part of your plan should be to replace your stock frequently. This does two important things for you.
- It forces you to plan a meal around what you have stocked. This is always a good idea. You might discover that you stocked foods that you don’t want to eat for a week straight.
- It keeps you from wasting supplies. Being prepared is about making the most of the resources you have available to you.
Tips for cooking without access to electricity or gas
Preparing for food shortages is not something that many people think about until it’s too late. Preparing ahead of time can save you from a lot of pain, frustration and hunger later on. If your family or community does not have access to electricity or gas, there are still plenty of ways to cook without those utilities.
Your food supply should consider all the things necessary for food prep. Often we hear of people who have stocked 30 pounds of rice which requires significant water and heat to cook. Not to mention what will happen to your digestive system if you eat rice every meal for a week.
Consider Water Needs in a Shortage
Preparing for a food shortage can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Preparing for a shortfall in water is just as important as preparing to offset shrinking supplies of food and other essentials. Follow the tips below and you’ll be able to survive any forthcoming crises with ease!
- Store at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet. Consider storing more water than this for hot climates, pregnant women, and for people who are sick.
- Store at least a 3-day supply of water for each person and each pet. Try to store a 2-week supply if possible.
- Observe the expiration date for store-bought water; replace other stored water every 6 months.
Items Most Impacted by Food Shortages
Here’s a current (current is relative this could be very different in your area) list of items that you might find in short supply:
- Cat food, dog food shortages – when planning for food shortages don’t forget the pets.
- Chicken tender shortage
- Cream cheese shortage
- Lunchables shortage
- Baby formula shortage
- Aluminum shortage
- Toilet paper shortage
Will there be food shortages in 2022?
A better question is; what are you planning to do about the coming food shortages?
The importance of having an emergency plan
No one knows when a food shortage will hit, but it’s best to be prepared just in case. In this article, we’ve outlined some steps you can take to prepare for a potential food crisis. By stocking up on food and supplies now, you can help ensure your family’s survival during difficult times. Don’t wait until the last minute – start preparing today!
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