There is an interesting thread in the Survivalist Forum about Food Preps. Some of the topics being discussed are stockpiling food such as canned goods, stockpiling dried or vacuum sealed foods, buying MREs (Meals Ready to Eat), canning your own food, stockpiling family sized or #10 cans of food, or something else.
Regardless of how much food you stockpile, its impossible to stockpile enough food for a lifetime.
Here is what my food preps look like:
- Canned goods bought from local grocery store
- Dried foods – dried beans, dried rice, and the such stored in mylar bags
- MREs and Eversafe meals
- Stockpiling as much seed as possible – beans, peas, corn, squash, okra, radishes,,, only to name a few.
- Food stored in #10 cans
- Freeze dried food in pouches with a 30 year life span
- Fruit trees
- Farming tools
Canned goods and dried foods are not a self sustaining food supply – once you eat them, they are gone. You are not going to be able to plant an empty bean can, and expect it to sprout a bean plant; which will grow more canned beans – that is not the way it happens.
Stocking up on canned goods, dried foods, vacuum sealed foods, is a dead end. Regardless of how long your food supply will last – 3 months, 6 months, 8 months, 12 months, its going to come to an end sooner or later.