Friday, June 9, 2017

How To EffectivelyPrepare For A Food Crisis




Family survival farm is basically an American movement of individuals actively preparing for emergencies which might include disruptions in the political and social Order. At family survival farm, we believe that survival goes beyond prepping, so as to achieve self-sufficiency. Most preppers’ might have an extensive backyard farm acting as a supplemental food source, but the survivalist will seek to provide almost all the foods needed to survive from their own resources.

There is a difference between ensuring your family has enough food in case crisis strikes and preparing for the food crisis in the event “The stuff hits the fan”. It is extremely crucial that you have a backup plan in case an emergency like food crisis strikes.

In this article, Family Survival Farm will provide you with a full guide on how to make sure that your family and friends do not face the economy if the economy fails. Please note that the information provided below is written mainly to enlighten those prepping for a long-term food crisis.





 Food Crisis Causes.


Having a full understanding of what’s causing the food crisis is as crucial as preparing for it. This understanding will give you an edge to keep you ahead of the game as well as give you an idea of the top priority items you should have. Some of the causes of a food crisis include,








Poverty

Poverty is the leading cause of food crisis, especially in poor and developing countries. Most Americans have a stereotypical belief that poverty is not an issue in the states. However, this might be one of the biggest issues when “The stuff hits the fan (TSHTF)”. In case the United States economy falls apart, then food will become extremely insufficient because of the lack of importation. For instance, during the 9-11 attacks, the impact caused long term effects which were felt almost immediately. These terrorist attacks caused the DOW to fall over seven hundred points resulting in the implementation of the massive government program (The war on terrorism).

 Natural disasters


 A basic illustration of this kind of a situation is Hurricane Katrina. Larger natural disasters can cause a massive disruption to commercial methods of feeding civilians. At this point, you might have money to buy food, but there is no food to be bought, hence automatically leading to a food crisis. 





Government issues

 In the event of a war, product deliveries become more difficult as the workers are attacked and supplies are stolen. Government issues also force people to depart from their homes, leaving their belongings and food supplies. Even more, these people can’t buy or plant food anywhere.







Diseases; food crisis can also arise due to a widespread epidemic. Most outbreaks (for instance Ebola epidemic) put pressure on food supplies in the parts of the world where the outbreak is experienced. The supplies tragically reduced because drivers are unwilling to travel to those areas.

How To Prepare For A Food Crisis.

The obvious thing to do in an impending food crisis is to have sufficient food stored. You won’t be able to survive long out there without food. In this section, we are going to cover several ways of building a food and water stockpile in case “TSHTF”.


 Water and Food

Food storage should be taken as an investment and not a hassle. The only challenge is you need to make sure the stockpile of the food you’re storing is non-perishable. You should also save up things you will enjoy eating. In case the crisis really strikes, you’ll be eating the food for a very long time, so it needs to be something you like. Make sure you control the temperatures and humidity inside the space to prolong the foods shelf life. Once you begin stockpiling your food, you will have to decide on the types of food you will want to store in order to leave some space for additional food staples.




Water; a human can live up to approximately 60 days without food; however, the same human can’t survive for a maximum of 5 days without water. It is crucial that you have water amongst your food storage.

Salt; Salt will be extremely crucial to help prolong the shelf life of the other foods. Salt can be used to treat meat like beef and, besides, salt doesn’t have a shelf life so it can last forever.

Supplements; multivitamins and minerals can be used to help you stay healthy in the event you don’t want to use up the food in your storage unit. Supplements can give you the nutrients you need from a normal diet, even if you’re not able to have one.

On the next article, we’ll highlight the things you should remember when preparing for a food crisis.