Monday, September 19, 2011

Homemade Canning - Include Canning in Your Emergency Food Stockpile

Many people equate food stockpile with end-of-the world scenarios. However, stockpiling food is essential for a number of reasons including weather emergencies, natural (and not-so-natural) disasters, cash flow shortages, increasing food prices, extended guest stays, power outages, and much more.

Stockpiling food by homemade canning can provide you and your family with healthy cooked food that is ready to eat with no electricity or fuel needed.

How Much Canned Food to Stockpile

To find out how much food to stockpile, figure four meals' worth per person in the household per day. Stockpile two weeks' worth at a minimum, while 3 months' worth or even two years is even better. The reason is, if the power is out due to the weather and you have guests or neighbors who need assistance, you may be able to provide for them too. Plus, if you (or your significant other) lose your job, you will have enough groceries in your storage for a few months or even years to supplement your food bill.

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