Many people worry about running out of food, especially during times of emergencies and natural disasters. Obviously, we can’t survive without food or water, so it’s easy to understand why so many people worry about not having enough.
If you aren’t prepared, you will likely run into the problem of not having enough food, which can put you in a tough spot. Especially if you have a family or other people living in your household, preventing food shortage is really important.
You might just think about stocking up on food, but there are actually a few different ways to be prepared and make sure you don’t run out of food. Not only is food shortage an issue during emergencies, but it’s also a very real and challenging issue that many people struggle with daily. Preventing food shortage is vital for emergencies and daily situations alike.
Here, we’ll discuss 4 ways you can prevent your household from running out of food. We will also talk about emergency preparedness and why it’s essential for everyone. These suggestions can apply to preparing for emergencies or just ways to prevent food shortages in general.
4 Solutions to Help Prevent Food Shortage
Not everyone will need to do everything on this list. This list of suggestions is a great place to start if you are looking to prepare for emergencies and/or prevent food shortages.
Stock Up on Survival Food
We will let you in on a little secret. Stocking up on survival food is the best way to ensure you never run out of food, whether it be for emergencies or if you don’t have groceries on hand. Survival food is similar to non-perishable items, but it has a longer shelf life.
For example, our survival food won’t expire for up to 25 years, which means you’ll have over 2 decades to eat your food. That’s a long time to have peace of mind that you won’t run out of food.
Our Food Kits are great to have as survival food, but if you are stocking up, we recommend our Meat and Protein Deluxe Survival Food Kit. Protein is important for keeping your energy up and keeping you full, so having enough during an emergency is important.
Don’t worry; if you have vegetarian or vegan members in your household, this kit comes with 3 different types of beans that will be a great protein source for them.
If you are a meat-eater, this kit is sure to keep your stomach full and happy. Each kit comes with 85 protein-packed servings that will energize you and help you stay fuller for longer.
Save Your Leftovers
It might seem obvious, but think about it: how much food do you really save?
Unfortunately, most people and families throw away an insane amount of food each year. One thing you can do is start cooking in larger batches (especially with items such as soups, sauces, and bread) and freezing the extra food.
For example, if you make soup for dinner, double the recipe and add the leftovers to an emergency food supply in your freezer. You can section off a specific part of your freezer for food emergencies.
Or you can put a smaller freezer in your garage or basement that is used specifically for extra food storage. If you do this, you will want to consider buying a generator if your power goes out. Our solar-powered generator can easily power appliances such as freezers and refrigerators.
Having both the generator and the extra food in your freezer will ensure you are ready for anything. Because the generator runs off the FREE power of the sun, you don’t have to worry about charging with electricity or getting fuel to power it (in case of a power outage or blackout).
Just let it charge in the sun, and it will provide you with hours of power to keep your most essential appliances and electronics powered and working.
Buy a Ton Of Non-Perishables
Similar to stocking survival food. Some non-perishables have a shorter shelf life than our survival food, so you don’t want to depend on them for long periods. However, it should be fresh for at least a few years, making it the perfect supplement to any 4Patriots Food Kit.
The great thing about non-perishable food is that you can tailor it for people who have specific dietary needs or are just picky eaters. Non-perishables also include a wide range of products that can help add more diversity to your food kits.
Non-perishable items include grains (rice, quinoa, pasta), nut butter and jams, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups, and anything with an expiration date of over two years. This can also include some sauces and dressings and pre-boxed meals such as mac ‘n cheese.
As you can see, many options will go great with your survival food to make a complete and tasty meal.
Grow Your Own Food In a Garden
This is one sure way to help prevent food shortages. If there’s ever an emergency, you can just go into your backyard and gather what you need.
There are two additional reasons why growing your food is a great thing to do. One is that you can sell it at a farmer’s market or donate it to those in need. Another reason is that if you grow vegetables or fruit, you can pickle or jar them to preserve them, making your non-perishable foods.
Is It a Good Idea to Have a Preparedness Kit With Food?
If you want to prevent food shortages in emergencies, then creating a preparedness kit is an excellent idea. As we mentioned, one of the main reasons why people worry about food shortages is in the case of emergencies.
While food and water are the most important things you will need to survive or make it through a tough situation, there are other items you will need as well. A preparedness kit is a perfect way to ensure you have enough food and supplies.
In your preparedness kit, you should include enough survival food for each member of your household. You should have three days worth of food for each person at a minimum, but the more you can store, the better.
You should also have tools and supplies in the kit, such as a first aid kit, a flashlight, a water filter or bottled water, warm clothes or blankets, and a way to charge your electronic devices.
Stocking up on food isn’t the only thing you can do, but it is a huge part of it. Preparedness kits are one of the best ways to prevent food shortages while also providing safety with the tools and items they contain.
We know that emergencies can be scary, but preparing ahead of time will help make situations less stressful (and less dangerous) when they actually happen.
Survival food is your best bet at preventing food shortages because it has an incredibly long shelf life of up to 25 years. The more prepared you are, the smaller the chance you have of not having enough food.