April 11, 2014, by Ken Jorgustin
Why should I have food storage? In a word –> security.
Having food storage in my home affords a certain peace of mind – knowing that “come what may” there will be food on the table.
Sometimes there are unforeseen circumstances that will affect one’s ability to put food on the table. Using good judgement and critical thinking, we can predict or foresee some of these negative circumstances and plan and prepare accordingly. One of the most important preparations for these circumstances is food storage.
Here’s a challenge:
Try going without two meals in a row. Not just one, but two. Good luck with that…
I don’t know about you, but when I don’t adequately eat enough food, I get cranky. You know what I’m talking about because I’m sure the same thing happens to you if you get real hungry.
Now imagine this — your entire region, with most of it’s people just as hungry – after missing just a few meals. Talk about cranky… that’s putting it mildly.
Now let’s step it up a notch. Imagine all these people – especially the majority of those who live in metropolitan and suburban areas of population density – imagine several days to a week without food… I have two words for you – social chaos.
Now I can hear many of you saying, “There’s no way that could ever happen here”.
My response to you is that you are under the influence of ‘normalcy bias‘ – that is, ‘because in your own experience it has never happened to you or those around you, it is then assumed that it never will.’
I don’t need to list all of the disastrous circumstances which would lead to hardship. They span the range of severity from mild to complete collapse. We now live in a world of incredible reliance on others and massive systems of agriculture, processing, and distribution in order to bring food to our table – not to mention the ‘money’ needed to do so. There’s a lot that could go wrong…
Think of food storage as an insurance policy. We buy life insurance to offset losses due to untimely death. We should buy food storage to offset the danger of going hungry, perhaps even starvation in a disaster. Call it “eating” insurance. Store food because it just makes good sense. Remember the adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”