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How Much Food Storage Is Enough?

Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014 by in Survival News |

1798021_647069742019422_1311143485_nThis is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many different opinions. FEMA recommends that all Americans have a three day supply of food on hand at all times. The Mormon Church, whose followers have long been avid preparers say that their members should have a 2 year supply of food. So it seems like the answers are all over the board.
Here at we feel food is one of the cornerstones of survival, accompanied by air, water and shelter. When our many Facebook fans and customers pose this question to us we really advocate, “Just Get Started.”
Whether it’s a one day, two day, three day or a month supply, you need to get something and in the spirit of proactive preparedness you need to get it today. Procrastination of proper preparation is a killer long before any disaster strikes. We obviously advocate our world class survival kits, but let’s be honest, you can’t eat or drink a backpack 😉
Our friends over at Eat Tomorrow Foods have listened to us discuss with them the problems revolving customers budgets and the expense of long term food storage. They listened when we said, it’s great to talk to people with 1,2, and even 3 years of food storage but it’s horrible talking to someone with none. And they agree and understand that it is about helping you get started and get something rather than having nothing at all.
Having the proper food in the face of a disaster can be literally life changing. We’ve all seen and heard the stories of Middle Class Americans, “Dumpster Diving” after Hurricane Sandy just to try to put food on the table for themselves and their family. Our fellow Americans were left to fend for themselves amid an absolute disaster.
Eat Tomorrow has put together four very nice and inexpensive Emergency Food Supply Packages to help get the ball rolling and make sure you can provide when the time comes.
To answer the original question of, “How much food storage is enough?” is really impossible without knowing intimate details of your situation. But on the other hand, getting started with a one day to one month emergency food supply just got a lot easier.
1897027_644010495658680_1752956943_nGet started today, don’t procrastinate something that you are guaranteed to need. We really like Eat Tomorrow Foods motto…

Prepare Today And Eat Tomorrow.

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9 Responses to How Much Food Storage Is Enough?

  1. Leonard L Lamers says:

    do you have samples of these products ? would like to taste before making a large order ?

    • Tedd Johnson says:


      Thanks for your question in our post today. Eat Tomorrow does have a sample program where you just pay the $3.95 Shipping and Handling to have it sent to you. Here is a link.

      Thanks and have a great day.

      • Judy Peterson says:

        I got my sample in the mail today. On the directions it says to boil 10 cups of water,then whisk in contents of package. Is this the correct amount of water for this size package ? it seems like a lot of water for a 2.8 ounce package.Thank you.

        • Tedd Johnson says:

          Judy, that is wrong. It should say two cups. We will look into this right now. Thanks for pointing this out.

  2. RAY AKE says:

    1 year per person on the low side,,then as much as you can make room for and have hidden like your gun’s and ammo in a safe place..

    • JLA says:

      While that’s not a bad idea, when you tell people that most will simply throw up their hands and decide that there’s no way they can do that. Lord knows that it’s not easy to either buy or store that much food, even if it’s mostly freeze dried and bought in bulk. I like to tell people ‘two week and then as much as you can afford & store’ because it’s an both easily attainable goal and a good start that will still cover 99% of all emergencies.

  3. JLA says:

    My answer to this is pretty simple. You should have a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of whatever you can afford & manage.

    The reality is that, unless you live in an extremely rural area that’s subject to being snowed in for weeks at a time, in anything short of a truly extraordinary nationwide crises of the type that has never actually happened in this country (YET!) two weeks worth of food AND WATER will get you through most anything that happens. Of course you should also have basic medical/first aid supplies, a means of cooking (propane grill or camp stove will work), a means of staying warm (proper clothing, blankets, sleeping bags & kerosene/propane heaters) and a means of defending both yourselves and your vital supplies (firearms, ammunition, proper training) as well as a plan to do so should it become necessary.

    All that being said, just because something hasn’t happened doesn’t mean that it won’t, and we are facing threats right now that we’ve never faced as a country before. A total economic/financial collapse or a high-altitude EMP attack are two of them, with the EMP attack admittedly being about the worst possibility, but however unlikely it is a real possibility. While an EMP attack will (hopefully) never become a likely threat, as instability grows in North Korea and terrorist nations like Iran get closer & closer to having nukes (while at the same time practicing the techniques required to successfully execute such an attack) it becomes less unlikely by the day. Having two years worth of supplies on hand, or at least as much as you can reasonably afford and manage, doesn’t sound all that crazy after all, does it?

  4. Vince says:

    Do you have any other items in you menu other than Mom’s Mac and Cheese, Iowa Golden Corn Chowder and Texas Chili? Where would I find the different items that are available. Do you have individual meals?

    Thank you

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