Archive: Long Term Food Supply

Food Foraging During the summer months, so many plants sprout forth delicious edibles! It can almost become overwhelming, when you think about it! From blackberries to figs, British Columbia summers are overflowing with wild, edible food. Here’s a list of ten of our favourites, with links to photos to help you identify them as edible, nutritional and SAFE to eat: Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus Armeniacus) Salmonberry (Rubus Spectabilis) Thimbleberry (Rubus Parviflorus) Common Fig (Ficus Carica) Red … Read More

Emergency food supply is very important to have because you never know what type of situation you may end up in. There are many different kits you can choose from. There are also many different places that sell these kits for you to take advantage of. Believe it or not, they really come in handy when you need them the most. If you don’t eat meat, for example, count on preparing yourself with a vegetarian … Read More

It has certainly been a busy week for emergency managers and personnel.  The personal loss and devastation of Superstorm Sandy has been massive.  Looking at the subway system in NYC you get a glimpse into what the cleanup operation will entail.  We start this weeks roundup in Canada and then down the eastern seaboard and finish with an informational post on Serving Sizes of Emergency Food Kits. A Vancouver Island newspaper posted this headline a … Read More

In light of the recent Earthquake magnitude 7.7 off the coast of British Columbia and the ongoing Hurricane Sandy, we offer this advice to prepare your pantry. When an emergency strikes, many people realize that they don’t have enough food and water supplies to last until help can arrive, or until electricity, water, and transportation are restored. It’s easy and inexpensive to assemble an emergency food supply that will be ready when you need it. … Read More

It’s no secret – it’s a good idea to have emergency food storage on hand at home. From natural disasters like hurricanes and tornadoes to common power outages, there are many reasons to keep an adequate supply of non-perishable and easy to prepare food on hand. For most people, the question is not “Do I need an emergency food supply” but “how much should I store”? While every situation is different, you can usually get … Read More

Dehydrated foods used to be those foods reserved mostly for camping and other outdoor activities. Today they’re becoming essential for survival. In an unsettling world of skyrocketing food prices, impending natural disasters and global unrest, it’s more important than ever to be prepared. Having food on hand is a top priority in emergencies, so it’s understandable why many people are turning to dehydrated food.   What Are Dehydrated Foods?   Dehydrated foods are foods in … Read More

Everyone has some type of pantry covering long term food storage. Storing food in large plastic containers, cans and other sources are common place in outlying areas. Most experience long term food storage with kitchen canisters, storing flour, cookies and other treats. Long term storage is a necessity for people who still live in regions where going out to the store is not a short walk. People living away from urban areas and in places … Read More

For centuries people have found a way to provide a long term food supply. When the world was not privileged to grocery stores and mini marts, people dried berries and fruits and used cured meats for long term food storage. Naturally, preserved foods last for years in the form of preserved fruits and vegetables. Specialty items were not easily come by and once found, were prepared to last for long periods of time. These long … Read More