Preppers, survivalists, crazies…there are a bunch of names, both positive and negative, for the people that stockpile food, water, and other goods. However, these guys and gals are onto something. There are numerous reasons why you should stockpile, specifically non-perishable food, for your family.
Be Prepared for a Multitude of Emergencies or Catastrophes
Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Someone drives into a power pole, takes the whole thing down, and suddenly your neighborhood is without electricity for a week or longer. Or, a pop-up tornado tears down a portion of your home and leaves you and your family to fend for themselves in a basement until rescuers dig through the rubble. Horrible, yes—but it happens. When you stockpile and plan, you prepare yourself for the unexpected.
Create a Stockpile for Hard Times, such as Job Losses
Job losses and hard times are more common than unexpected emergencies. Non-perishable food stockpiles allow you to plan for financial hardships while still being able to feed and provide for your loved ones. Use custom stickers to separate food rations for each of your family members.
Snag Foods That Go Well Together
Canned goods are common stockpile foods, but you should strive to snag foods that you can make meals out of. Nutrition should be your aim—so grab a few cans of water-packed meats, like tuna and chicken, with longer-lasting cans of veggies. If you have a sweet tooth, opt for a few bars of well-kept chocolate, or get a can of fruit.
Have Plenty to Go Around in Case of a Natural Disaster/Power Outage
In the case of a power outage or natural disasters, your neighbors will likely be going through the same things. Keep a shareable stockpile of non-perishables and bottled waters for others. Not to say you should totally sacrifice your storage of stuff, but it’s great to help out others in need.
It’s Simply Always a Good Idea to Be Prepared for Whatever
The bottom line is preparation of any kind is a good thing. You should simply be prepared for everything and anything that could happen, from unexpected emergencies, to natural disasters, to catastrophic events, whenever possible. You never know what could happen.
Thousands of people worldwide experience catastrophic, life-changing events on a daily basis. And, the fact of the matter is, sometimes those events can be made a little better with preparation. You don’t have to be a self-proclaimed prepper or survivalist to know that preparing for catastrophes is a good thing.