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One approach to take when beginning an emergency food storage program is to become aware of what foods you are repeating in your everyday diet.
For instance, one day while making out a grocery list, I realized that I was making frequent trips to the store for the same items. I have some of these, (or at least the ingredients to make them) in my own emergency food storage, but since we seem to be so dependent on these particular foods, I decided to double check to make sure that I had sufficient amounts in my food storage.
After coming to this realization, I wondered if other people were also making recurring trips to the grocery store, and what foods might be on their list, so I surveyed some of my friends. It turned out that several of the same items turned up. I’m not saying this is all you need to consider for a proper food storage pantry, but here were the…
Top Six Every Day Foods
If these foods top your list, you may want to make sure you have ample amounts when creating your own emergency food storage. Of course, you can have substitutes for any of these, depending on your own families needs, such as allergies, personal preferences or availability. If you are diligent in calculating your everyday eating habits to determine what you want to store, you might already have an adequate supply of these in your emergency food storage. If not, this might be a helpful reminder. Also, your top six might be entirely different.
Unless you have allergies to wheat, it is a main staple for most food storage, and many people have already included it in their own plan. The key, however, is to learn how to bake your own bread using wheat, especially since bread tops the list. You also need to get used to eating wheat before an emergency occurs or you could experience some major digestive problems. Your wheat can also be used for cereal, snacks, pancakes, baked goods, and gluten.
You can also store other grains, including those used for gluten-free bread making. Whole wheat will keep 25 years or longer.
Other ingredients you will need to store to make a loaf of bread are: Oil, sweetener, salt, water, and dry milk.
As for fruits, vegetables, milk, butter and eggs, dehydrated and freeze dried versions are available. There are also substitutes for dairy products.
Discover what items you are running out to purchase most often and make sure you have adequate amounts in your emergency food storage.