Sunday, August 1, 2010

Preparedness Food

If you are like us, you care about the food your family eats.  It is not enough anymore to go to the grocery store and pick out fresh fuits and veggies.  The soil has been strip mind so badly that it takes much more food to get the same amount of nutrition from less food 100 years ago.  Not only that, the pesticides and herbicides that are sprayed on the food in the field can be dangerous.  All corn grown in the USA is Round-Up ready.  That means farmers can spray an exobitant amount of Roun-Up directly on the corn without effecting the vegetable itself.  I don't even want to get into GMO foods.

One of the key elements to preparedness is learning to be self reliant.  In other words, you might not want to depend on the government food pyramid to suggest what is good food and in what amounts.  Preparedness minded people, in general, have a certain amount of distrust toward the government, that is why they prepare.  We can't always depend on government agencies to come to our rescue.  It has been proven several times in the last few years what happens when we wait for rescue.

With this in mind, take a look at ways that you can provide food for yourselves.  Be creative, thinking outside the box.  If you live in the city, consider container growing.  If oyu live in the country, plant a garden.  If you can, get some livestock that can produce food on a continual basis, like a family milk cow.  As a side benefit, you will be providing good, real food for your family.  The primary benefit is, if disaster strikes, you know your family can eat.

This is a good website that can give you some great ideas and help get you started, if you haven't already.  If you already do some of these things, it is good to gather more information and try something new.  Have fun.

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