Get Your Food Storage Now

With stores like Costco and Sams club food rationing for the first time, getting some extra food storage has never been a better idea. Even on a purse string budget you can get some extra food for your family. Remember that anything could happen and the time is quickly coming where you won’t be able to buy anything from your favorite grocery store. And if you think you can go “buy up” everything at the last minute you will be disappointed to find that the only things left are crumbs and dust.

Food Storage

Food Storage is an investment!

Many see food storage as a “waste” of money, time or effort. But remember that food storage is a sound investment, bringing you maximum gain with minimum risk. Unlike stocks or bonds food will always hold its value, even under different currencies or failing economies.

“Agriculture… is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals and happiness.” –Thomas Jefferson

What Jefferson meant was, the ability to feed ourselves is our highest priority, without that nothing else matters. Money means nothing if you are starving. Food storage is life insurance.

Common Excuses:

-I have no money

-I don’t have the room to put extra food

-I have no time for that

-I don’t know what to buy

Easy Food Storage Tips

-Just buy extra of whatever you normally buy each grocery store visit

-Sign up for warehouse stores like Costco or Sams Club. You can buy bulk and save

-Use “bonus” money like tax returns to purchase supplies

-Get rid of expensive or unnecessary food items, the money saved can be put toward food storage

-Cut back on excess spending

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Survival Spot is dedicated to helping everyone learn philosophy and fundamentals of preparedness and survival.

8 Responses

  1. Tom Humes

    Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

  2. Liberty Lady

    So I heard a news report yesterday that has me questioning the validity of these “food shortages” we’re hearing about so frequently these days. One of the reasons given for the shortages was that people with family overseas are buying up bags of rice and sending them to their families who experiencing shortages in the Philippines and elsewhere. Rice shortages in the Philippines? Are you kidding me? Aren’t they like one of the larges rice producers in the world? What seems a more likely scenario is those that stand to gain from creating false scarcity to drive up market prices are playing the free market game and playing it well. Just like those who own the oil refineries create false scarcity to drive up oil prices and reap the huge payoffs. Maybe I’ll throw my hat in the game and go buy up all the toilet paper in my neighborhood and have a garage sale! $5 a roll – who’s with me?

  3. Igor The Troll

    Mike, you got it right, prices going up like crazy!
    I am in Japan now, and food staples are up around 30 percent.

    I like what you said on Cao blog. China with American style of capitalism is a disaster waiting to happen. Asian societies have always been community oriented, but once it is materialism driven, they would not know how to survive because Asians do not have individual survival skills of Westerners.

    I would not be surprised if Soylent Green is in the works for China!

  4. Camelbak

    @Igor thirty percent increase in basic food supplies? Holy cow! How can you possibly keep pace with that… I guess by the same token thats not far off from the jacked up fuel prices in the US right now.

  5. Survival Spot

    Yeah and it sucks because it’s not just “gas”, if gas goes up everything goes up. More expensive clothes, cab rides, zoo fees you name it. Not to mention, I think we will see upward of 5 or 6 bucks a gallon here in the next couple years.

  6. body armor

    If food and gas will keep going up we will need much
    more than rice bags to save our ass …

  7. josh in phila

    that food storage photo suggests a vermin feast. I, too, started storing food, but even better packed than what I see in the photo. I live in a big city. My food was in large plastic boxes with lids that shut pretty tight but were not airtight. Don't ask me how they get in, but insects will get into anything not airtight and hard plastic. Weevils (larvae of moths) eat right through cardboard pasta boxes, plastic bagged pasta, into triple baggy'd rice, through foil surrounding bullion cubes. I have probably 50 lbs of dry goods that have been contaminated and will throw out. You can only see that your food is contaminated when the larvae grow into full size pantry moths and cant get out of the packaging. Look for tiny pinholes in packaging or something akin to spider webs inside packaging. Look for other near microscopic insects that are the size of pinheads. Learn from my mistakes: Use only airtight containers to store things in, like food grade buckets or barrels, and remove the oxygen with dry ice (look up how to do it). Check frequently for contamination and holes in cardboard boxes from vermin like mice. If you see any moths flying about, take quick action and assume much of your supply is contaminated. Set out mouse traps and pantry moth glue traps (available at hardware stores) for an indication of what's in your storage area. For all I know the insect eggs are there when the food is packaged. Don't assume your store is safe, check it now. Several months ago I found that mice had eaten through a cardboard box loaded with food and feasted on everything – Sugar, chocolate, rice all nibbled at, and about 15 packages of ramen noodles completely gone, luckily those noodles are only 25 cents a pack.

    • Survivalspot

      Pests are a huge problem, more so in warmer more humid environments. I find that food grade plastic and a good lid will protect your food from vermin, light, air etc.


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