Friday, July 31, 2009

Build your food storage up slowly

If you are not careful you can easily scare yourself from completing your food storage. So many people get started and then quit because they believe it will take too long, cost too much, and that there is no way they can get all the things needed for a full year of storage.

Do not make that mistake.

Set small goals, not big ones. Do not start with a goal of getting a one-year-supply.

For example, you may want to start with figuring out how to pay for food storage, and what to buy in terms of priorities. Each person and each family will be different, but one thing is for sure, unless you have a plan you will not succeed.

Money is a big concern, so why not come up with a plan to figure out where you can save money in your regular expenses to free up cash to buy food storage items each month. Each time you spend money ask yourself if you need it or just want it. You may be surprised how much money you can save with this method of making spending decisions.

When it comes time to make purchases for food storage you will be more successful if you have a prioritized list after you take an inventory to determine what you already have and what your lack. For example, if you do not have water you may want to start by purchasing water storage containers.

Next on your list may be certain food staples, or you may decide to get a little extra of all the things you normally buy. There are many ways to go about it. The key is to figure out your own plan and then stick to it. What works for you may not work for your neighbor.

Many people find great satisfaction by building their supplies in such a way that they first have enough for everyone in the family for a few days, then get enough for a week, a month, and so on until they end up with a supply for a year. This way they have a lot of small goals that are easier to attain, which provides a sense of real accomplishment.

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