Setting up a food crop is an easy way to prepare for emergencies. The Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends storing enough food and water for three days, but survival experts often recommend making forecasts that take weeks to consider the worst-case scenario. However, the focus is on foods that provide nutrient balance, remain edible in the long run and occupy as little space as possible.
Credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images News / Getty Images High-protein canned food should be a staple food.
Place the long-term emergency housing in a cool, dry, dark place. The basements are a good choice, as are large offices and garages.
Measure and note the exact size of the storage. Before deciding what to store, you need to be realistic and determine exactly how much physical space you need to spend on food storage.
Set the space for access. Plan where to place large water supplies, where to store containers, and where to store containers or trash cans. Position the shelves as needed.
credit: Jupiterimages / Photos.com / Getty Images Water is the most important thing you can store.
Store water first. The human body can survive weeks without food, but it can only last a few days without water. FEMA recommends one gallon per person per day. This can take up a lot of space if you create a long-term storage. Limit the amount of water you need to keep in stock using water purifiers, a gallon of bleach, or a portable water filter such as the Backpacker.
Fill with carbohydrates. In the event of a crisis, get most of your calories from carbohydrates such as cereals, pasta and rice. Search for quantities. Carbohydrates should represent about 50 to 60 percent of the foods you store in the long term.
Preserve canned meat and beans, which are excellent and long-lasting sources of protein. Protein bars are also useful sources of protein and other basic nutritional needs. Expect that protein sources make up about 25% of what you store.
Supplementing with dried foods such as dried milk, powdered eggs, dehydrated fruits and vegetables or dehydrated prepared foods. All are ideal long-term space-saving foods. Take dried beans in the room that take up less space than canned beans, but you have to cook with water.
Pour salt, pepper, garlic powder and sweetener as sugar or sugar substitute. Add your favorite spices. Stray foods can be frustrating. Add olive oil or corn oil for cooking and aromatic foods.
Pack the essential tools and utensils for preparing food that you can keep with food for emergencies. Make sure you have a can opener, cutlery and a cup. Also, store a fuel in a gel or butane kitchen with fuels for cooking
Water in a large plastic drum with a pump in 5 gallon containers or in individual bottles, depending on what suits you best.
Packing loose sacks of rice, dried beans or packages of dried or empty foods. Protect them from pests and insects by placing them in plastic or metal containers with closed lids.
Place containers and glasses on shelves, with label facing forward, for easy rotation.
Turn food regularly into a long-term storage when buying new foods. This will save your long-term business from disaster.