By now you already know that storing away a “survival food cache” is an essential part of any crisis plan, right?
If not, then you need to get on board with the rest of us who know that, when disaster strikes, grocery stores are stripped down to nothing but rows and rows of empty shelves in a matter of hours.
But even the most prepared “preppers” are often too focused on hoarding food instead of knowing how to grow your own “survival garden”. Here are…
The 3 Biggest “Food Hoarding” Mistakes
That Could Starve Your Family In A Crisis…
Mistake #1: Short Shelf Life
Guess what? It’s limited.
Did you know the average shelf life of commercially canned foods is only 2-5 years?
Or that home canned foods have an even shorter life of about 1 year?
Even if you’ve invested in MRE’s, your shelf life is still ticking down and it will spoil at some point.
Mistake #2: Limited Quantities
Unfortunately, there are no magical spells that all your stored food to miraculously reproduce itself.
Canned peaches can’t hook up and make “baby canned peaches”.
That means that no matter how large your food supply may be… it’s going to run out.
Besides, your stockpile could easily be destroyed by a disaster or simply be contaminated.
You could also see it looted or just be inclined (or forced) to share your food stores with friends, family and neighbors in need.
Mistake #3: Nutrition Deprivation
Any time you package up a food (most methods use high heat and massive processing to kill bacteria and preserve the shelf life) you lose some of the essential nutrients that food naturally contains.
Plus, vitamin loss continues to deteriorate even more over time, so if you’re not consuming the food close to the manufacture date, you can be sure that you’re NOT getting the same level of nutrition that the label claims.
That means that the food you and your family DO eat when you need it after a disaster, will give you less energy and increase your odds of contracting illness (especially from the contaminated environment of a disaster area).
So, are you thinking a little differently about your survival food stockpile now?
Look, I’m not saying “don’t hoard away food”.
But to truly be prepared, the real “survivors” also know how to grow a small garden that produces a lot of food.
That means you don’t have to worry about shelf life… never run out… and have the most nutritious, healthy food you and your family (and even others) can enjoy even during hard times (even right now!).
Take my advice and supplement your stockpile with freshly grown food and you’ll also notice that you’ll slash your grocery bill to almost nothing.