to eat every day, a food crisis may seem like a faraway reality that does not concern us – but more of a problem for war torn countries, apocalypse survivors, and the Third World. However, if you really think about, there is a food crisis right under our doorsteps; the hungry wandering the roads in search of sustenance.
The truth is that a food crisis that affects you and me and everyone is a very real possibility, and most of us would not be prepared for it at all. Climate change and global warming are causing more and more natural disasters, such as flash floods and drought[sc:1] (isn’t that funny?); and these disasters lead to famine more easily than one would care to imagine. Even if food does not become scarce as a result, you can guarantee that there will be an immediate and noticeable spike in the price of all natural resources, including food.
Then there is the ever present threat of conflict, which lingers unnervingly close by. Whether it is smaller scale riots, civil unrest or full-blown war, political antics that incite violence almost never bode well for the cost and availability of food.
Although perhaps not a solution for global hunger and malnutrition, there do exist some foods that have a very long shelf life, and that you can stock up on in the event of any food shortages. The great news is that most of these foods are nutritious, and above all they are cheap.
- Dried Beans
- Powdered Milk
- Sweet and Savoury – Sugar and Salt
We certainly can’t ever say what may be in store for us, and there are only so many measures we can put in place to prepare ourselves for famine or war, but with these items, your kitchen (or bunker) will definitely be stocked in your favour.