I want to share with you how important it is to keep a good supply of food stored in your home. We never know what could happen to impact the food supply, including the delivery of it. We should be prepared for some type of interruption during our daily lives.
On May 24th we had a terrible storm. The wind was so strong that it blew down groups of telephone poles because the wind resistance on the cables was too much for the poles to support. Many of the wooden poles had the "T" tops completely broken off of them and they were left swinging in the air. If the wind did that to power poles, you can imagine the number of trees that took additional wires down. It left over 170,000 people without power. Some of those were without power for several days.
On the second day after the storm we went to our Big Box store and found a large portion of the refrigerated section looking like this:
Now the point here is not that the shelves are almost empty. The point is the speed at which this occurred. Just 24 to 48 hours and the store shelves looked like that. Are you prepared for something that happens that fast? I don't know if people bought all the food, or if the store lost their refrigeration and they threw the food away, or if the delivery trucks couldn't get through the maze of closed roads and streets. The cause is irrelevant but the end result is the same: EMPTY SHELVES. Thank the Good Lord that this wasn't a long drawn out event. Can you imagine two or three weeks of this? The damage here was minor compared to other places in the Country recently hit so hard by tornadoes.
Read about food storage methods that are in use today. Canned goods (all types) and dry goods (beans and rice) are the things to have on hand for those "just-in-case" scenarios. The water that those canned goods are packed in could be a lifesaver as well. If your water supply is out, you can drink the water the canned goods were packed in.
Home canned produce could be a lifesaver in a severe situation. I hope everyone tries their hand at home canning their produce.
Think about it.Wouldn't it be a good thing to do for yourself and your family?
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