Practical Survival Food Storage in an Apartment

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Practical Survival Food Storage in an Apartment

Oh My Apartment · Mar 11, 2013

Creating survival food storage is necessary but it takes space, money and energy. Natural disasters might not happen but unemployment, illness, bad weather or surprise guests do happen.

Getting Started

Start by buying a little extra each month of what you already buy. A dry, cool cupboard will be better than a kitchen or bathroom cupboard. Tins can rust and dry goods can get infected with mold or weevils.

Important Tips

Date everything you store with a black pen. Rotate your store so that older products get used first and only store what you already eat. Aim for quantity not variety. Be strict about replacing anything you use from the cupboard.

What to Store

Fresh water is very important and has to be replaced regularly. Start off by buying extra canned or dry goods every week. Cereals, rice, dried beans and pasta should be kept in air tight containers. Tinned meats, oils, sugar, spices, tomato products, and cream soups can be kept packaged. Additional items such as vacuum packed milks and juices, and ready-to-eat meals can be purchased as your budget allows.

Less Obvious Items

Ideally, you need to be able to survive any cataclysmic event so include medicines, a first aid kit, toiletries, a lighter, passports, cash, a kit bag with warm clothing for the family. Any important legal documents are better off kept in a bank vault or in cyberspace digitally.

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