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Long Term Food Storage

Food storage means different things to different people.

In the mind of the homesteader, storing food means putting the garden and some processed livestock in the root cellar, on the pantry shelf or in the freezer to eat during the off season.

Like farmers of yesteryear, long term food storage means stocking up on the staples like dried beans, whole grains, sugar and salt. Knowing many home preserved foods last 5 to 10 years, they can like crazy every year, rotating stock and resting assured that if there is a poor harvest next year, it'll be OK. - Its just a way of life.

For others, long term food storage is a way to extend the family food budget by purchasing items they use regularly when they are on sale, using coupons and buying in bulk. Impulse buying is less common with a well stocked cupboard because you needn't run to the store for a single item.

Storing food for a number of 'what if' situations is second nature many and having 3 to 6 months of food in the cupboard is common. The cost of food is rising, just like everything else. The possibility of food shortages, due to weather or the cost of fuel to produce and transport it, is becoming more likely every day. This group customizes an emergency food storage program based on their own family's needs and expands it over time. They store in such a way that they incorporate their dehydrated and freeze dried foods into their daily lives right now and can later rely solely on it should an emergency occur.

Another group views long term food storage more as an insurance policy, part of a preparedness plan, emergency food or, potentially, survival food.

They are aware of world events and the constantly changing social, economic situation. They are prepared for natural disasters, economic crisis and social unrest with an emergency food supply. They buy 6 months to 3 years of dehydrated and freeze dried food, because of it's long shelf life, and store it in an environmentally controlled area for use when the unforeseen happens. Even well known Wall Street investment advisors recommend stockpiling the basics (water, food and a means to boil water) for a minimum of two weeks up to three months.

In the end, we all agree that eating is a good thing.

That's why we sell high quality dehydrated and freeze dried food items that are best for long term storage, affordable, easy to handle, simple to prepare and taste good.
  • Emergency Food Kits Emergency Food Kits
    A wide variety of pre-made meals in single serving packages is ideal when time is limited. All you need is boiling water to create a nutritious hot meal in an emergency situation.
  • Storable Foods in Buckets Storable Foods in Buckets
    The most basic food storage for emergency purposes is the six gallon buckets of multi-grain cereals, mixed beans, milk, sugar and salt. This is the best place for beginners and gardeners to start.
  • Storable Foods in Cans Storable Foods in Cans
    Dehydrated fruit & vegetables, baking ingredients, milk, meat substitute, grains and legumes in #10 cans make starting or expanding a food storage program far easier in limited space. Buying a wider variety in smaller quantities can make using your food storage more interesting.
  • Storable Food Variety Packs Storable Food Variety Packs
    Variety packages of dehydrated and freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, meat substitute, baking needs and cereals. Expands your long term food storage, adds assortment and versatility.
  • One Year Food Packages One Year Food Packages
    Complete packages of food for one or more people for one full year. Each package has total weight and nutritional information. The packages vary in contents from basic survival to deluxe variety to accommodate your specific needs.