Long term food storage is one of the first goals most new preppers try to achieve. Obviously, the goal of prepping is to provide for the needs of your family, and food is one of those needs.
Long term food storage is important because the intention is to have a shelf stable food supply that will last your family through difficult times.
Types of Long Term Food Storage:
- Dry packed (using oxygen absorbers, mylar bags, cans, etc)
- Freeze Dried
Making Your Own Food Storage
Pros to Making Your Own Food Storage
- You know what’s in the food.
- It’s cheaper in the long run.
- You get knowledge you can use later.
Cons to Making Your Own Food Storage
- Up-front costs can be high.
- Time costs can be high.
- It takes a fair amount of time to master each skill.
- The build up of your storage tends to be slower.
- Some methods are next to impossible with existing home technology (Freeze Drying)
Buying Your Food Storage
Pros to Buying Your Food Storage
- You can build your storage quickly
- The food will be done professionally right away.
- No need to learn various methods to preserving.
- You can get freeze dried food.
- Up front costs are low.
Cons to Buying Your Food Storage
- You don’t truly learn anything.
- The cost per meal is substantially higher.
- Over the long run, you’ll spend a lot more.
- You’ll be dependent on a company.
- You don’t actually know what is in your food.
Where to Buy Long Term Food Storage
- Mountain House – Their food is the most widely known.
- The Ready Store
- Nitro Pak
- Freeze Dry Guy
- LDP Camping Foods – I’ve ordered from here a couple of times and they’re great.
- Rainy Day Foods
- Thrive Freeze Dried Foods
- Thrive Life
- Wise Food Storage
- Survival Acres