20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog
Why Do We Need To Store Food?
Unfortunately, most people don’t pay attention to food storage until they need it. Don’t let that be you. Here’s a practical list of reasons why you need food storage. Read them and let me know if you agree. Got more to add?
Build up your own “mini mart” of sorts. It sure is convenient to simply stroll to your “deep pantry” area and pick out what you might want for dinner. Seriously, that’s a great reason all by itself, yes?
Okay, you’re still buying food at a grocery store, so this is not what you call “self sufficiency”. That’s okay, and becoming more self sufficient is another level. However you WILL be washed over with a warm fuzzy feeling of independence while looking over your own little ‘grocery store’!
Because The Ants Do
Have you ever read the short story about the ant and the grasshopper whereby the grasshopper learned (after it was too late) that “it is best to prepare for the days of necessity”?
Recession Proof Food Storage
Food prices always go up over time! Food price inflation can be pretty significant. It’s nearly always a good investment for your household. The more food you buy now (and store in your ‘deep pantry’) the less you will pay in the long run. Store what you normally eat. Eat what your store.
You Will Only Need To Buy “On Sale”
Here’s a secret: When you have accumulated a decent amount of stored food (a deep pantry, full chest freezer, dry goods, etc.., basically your own mini grocery store), then you will have the luxury of (mostly) buying only when something’s on sale.
How’s that? Well, if you mostly eat foods from your stored food inventory, you won’t be forced to grocery shop for “needs”. Your needs will already be in your home. Thus, you can be picky about your shopping – buying items when on sale, etc..
Never Want To Be Hungry Again
A commenter here on the blog once said, “I have been hungry before. It was not a good feeling. I still remember that feeling today.” ” I try to make sure that never happens to me again. ever… “