While stockpiling food is definitely important, not knowing how to grow or find your own food is a huge mistake. My philosophy is to plan for the worst and prepare for things to get even worse than that.
In my opinion you need to both stockpile food and learn how to grow and hunt for it. Here’s why…..
Why stockpiling food is important:
Not having a stockpile of food and water can turn even a small scale disaster like a storm or power outage into a potentially life threatening situation. Having food stores can help you ride out the situation from the comfort and protection of your home.
2. In a real SHTF situation there are going to be times when it will become impossible for you to obtain food. This could happen for a number of reasons including sickness, bad weather or the need to lie low for awhile. Having a stockpile of food in these types of situations will ensure your survival during your down times.
3. Stockpiling food for economic challenges. Having food stores isn’t all about prepping for major disasters. It’s also a great way to make it through those tough times that life can throw at you. From losing a job to other financial problems that can pop up, having a good supply of food will help to take some of the sting out of an already bad situation.
4. Stockpiling food makes sense in everyday life. I know a lot of Preppers who save a ton of money by stocking up on foods when they’re on sale. Look through the weekend circulars for the best opportunities to stock up on cheap food that you already eat.
Why knowing how to grow and hunt for your food is important:
1. Sooner or later your stockpile will run out! The only way you can truly ensure your future survival is to know how to grow, hunt and preserve your food.