Don't think that can't happen here. It can! One way to protect yourself and your family is to gather foods that can be stored long term. As I have mentioned before, it doesn't have to cost a lot of money. A little effort, week by week can really add up. Next time you go to the grocery store, buy an extra can or two of vegetables and a bag of rice. Next week, get an extra box of oatmeal. Soon, you will have enough food to keep your family alive for a few weeks, then a few months.
The best place to start is to take an inventory of what you eat and buy extra of that. Stick with familiar foods you eat everyday (this is especially true for children). No need to buy things you don't like or won't eat. If you don't like it now, you won't eat it in an emergency!
To help you plan how to gather what you need, I have compiled a list of web sites that helped me when I was getting started.
- How To Start A Food Storage Program
- Food Storage Made Easy: Take Baby Steps to Starting Your Food Storage Program
- Start Your Food Storage on $10 a Week
- Food Storage:Why? What? How?
- Seven Major Mistakes in Food Storage
- Food Storage