This Emergency Food Storage Tip Could be a Lifesaver if the Grid Goes Down in the Summer

Sunday, July 2, 2017
By Paul Martin

Jeremiah Johnson

ReadyNutrition Guys and Gals, you’re already all too familiar with the ins and outs of different types of food preservation. We once did an article on what actions to take in the event of an EMP where the power supply to your refrigerator disappears, possibly forever. But do we really truly sit back and take stock of the gravity of the situation regarding the seasons? Yes, most people try to cram their refrigerators and freezers full of food even during the summer months. It is the summer months that it is time to “divest” your earnings and diversify your food “portfolio,” so to speak.

You must take into consideration a couple of things: the season, and the geographic locale where you reside with regards to your food supply and food shopping. We’re going more into detail with that. Firstly, the season. Summer is here. Should nuclear fireballs take out the power supply…what about all the food? OK, so it’ll all keep for at least 24 more hours in the refrigerator, right? The fact of the matter is you’ll have to take those emergency actions outlined in the previous articles: salt it, can it, smoke it, or dry it out.

How about this for an idea: keep your freezer almost empty and the refrigerator with about 2 to 3 days of food for the family so as not to lose it all because of loss of power?

You can make several casserole-type dishes that you will eat from for several days, as well as the basic essentials, such as a dozen eggs, milk, juice, a few veggies, and some sliced meats or a prepared roast or such. And that’s it! What is the rest? A bunch of condiments and salad dressings. You can concentrate on placing your food dollars into canned goods or long-life, shelf-stable meals, dried goods, and other foods that will be able to withstand the weather and are sealed up tight.

Geographic locale has a lot to do with it. The Southwestern States are hot and arid most of the year. Other states (such as Montana, where I reside) are pretty much a continuous “icebox” for at least 8 months out of the year. These factors should be gauged honestly when thinking about what you need for that refrigerator. All canned goods are not evil. For those of you who wish it, buy your happy organic canned soups, etc., for use during the week. It is more than just a weekly purchase of canned goods that you’ll run through.

It is a way of ensuring that your food is preserved during the hot months if you lose power

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