Thursday, June 15, 2017

Key Things To Remember When You’re Preparing For A Food Crisis.

Unlike what most people think, a food crisis is a very common happening. Various Regions and countries are going through a food crisis right now. An estimate by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization stated that nearly eight hundred and seventy million people are victims of chronic undernourishment.

Out of all the 870 million people, more than 852 million victims come from developing countries, while around 16 million victims come from developed countries including the United States.

My hope is that none of you have ever been affected by a long time hunger. But I’m sure most of you are familiar with the feeling after you’ve skipped 2 to 3 meals. It is not a pleasant feeling, right?

After 3 to 4 days without a meal, fatigue and dizziness kicks in, these are the first signs of malnourishment. If you go for more than five days without a meal, your condition gets worse, and you begin losing weight rapidly, and sooner or later, the starvation leads to a mental or physical disability.

This is why we have highlighted on some of the things you should keep in mind as you’re preparing for a food crisis.

      1.  Secure your harvest: you should ensure that you shield your crops and food from intruders and gate crashers. There are several methods you can use to take care of your harvest.
You can begin by either installing an electronic fence, keeping guard dogs, or living on the property and protecting it yourself.

Various preppers have loved ones who alternate turns in guarding the property using Firearms.

2.  Figure out how to preserve your Food: you should learn the aptitude of how to keep food edible for as long as possible. To gain these skills, you will consequently need to figure out how to can meat and vegetables, if by any chance you choose to raise domesticated animals.
Curating (dehydrating your foods) is another effective method you can use to prolong your food’s shelf life.

3. Store away some Seeds: to grow any crop, you will require seeds. Gather distinctive seeds from various plants to keep your yields replenished. You will also need to figure out how to collect and store these seeds, so you never run out of supplies.

4.  Build an Aquaponics System: Aquaponics is a system that joins hydroponics and aquaculture into one thing so it can keep plants alive and healthy for a long time. This is essential to have just in case the stuff hit the fan (TSHTF).

Regardless of the reason behind the food crisis, it is imperative that you stockpile enough food. Your loved ones will rely on that storage amid the crisis for them to survive. Spare seeds from the new vegetables and fruits you buy to replenish your food stockpile later.

Also, invest in a decent dehydrator, or design your own, and remember that you should be able to get to the food stockpile if you need to get it quickly.

“Pray for the best but prepare for the worst.”

On the next post, we will highlight on the five ways to preserve your foods when you’re preparing for a food crisis.

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