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Plastic buckets and food storage (Introduction)

There may be a dozen reasons to start your food storage project; nuclear holocaust, zombie apocalypse, military coup d’ état, total economic collapse, and alien invasion. But by far the most common reason is just that it makes good sense. According to the Bureau of Economic Research, in 2009 almost 50% of U.S. Residents would not be able to come up with $2,000 in 30 days. Why is that important? Well $2,000 is about the cost of a transmission repair or replacement for a car, 1 month (if you’re frugal) of living expenses should your paycheck be interrupted. $2,000 is generally just a good safe number for general emergencies.

Food storage can be seen in the same way. And when any unforeseen disaster strikes, an appropriate food storage plan will not only be one less thing to worry about, but a blessing to everyone under your roof. The best part about food storage is that it’s a cumulative effort: a few extra cans here, a second bag of rice when it’s on sale, etc. Building up your stores doesn’t have to be a single expensive gesture. However, how you store your food, can go a long way toward protecting your investment and making sure that when you dig into your supplies, you won’t have any nasty surprises in the form of rotten food, or pest-eaten grain. So what are the kinds of containers you need for your food storage? What about lids or closures? We’ll be answering all of this as we look into plastic buckets, pails and food storage.

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4 thoughts on “Plastic buckets and food storage (Introduction)

  1. Very good points here. When I was younger I thought food storage was crazy and only for natural disaster times. After getting married I have learned that it could be job loss, natural disasters, economic crisis, food costs skyrocketing due to gas prices, etc etc. Food storage is very important and has helped me and my family get through those tough years of financial trouble (paying off school loans etc.).

  2. Let’s not waste food. With so many folks going hungry, every piece of meat, rice, or veggie not eaten is indeed a terrible waste. So properly storing them to avoid spoiling would definitely be valuable. Learn how it is done.

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