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Emergency Food Storage

Emergency food storage

There are many different reasons why people use Mylar bags for food storage, from simply taking a few days food with you on camping or hiking trips, to having months or years worth of nutritionally balanced meals available in case of major catastrophes. Other people store food to minimise the effects of inflation, ensuring they’ve budgeted accurately for the cost of food in the future. Food price inflation is on the rise worldwide, and with a growing world population, and static or falling food crop yields, storing food is one of the shrewdest ways to spend your hard-earned money and protect you and your family’s future.

During the pandemic of the early 2020’s we saw a lack of availability of staple foods, such as flour, rice and pasta in many countries, including some developed countries where these kinds of shortages had previously not been seen in generations. Supermarkets and stores were forced to ration the sale of essential products, partly due to issues with production and distribution and partly due to panic buying and even speculation by unscrupulous parties. Scarcity of the basic essentials caused many people who were once sceptical that this could happen in their country to re-evaluate their thinking. Once the shortages and rationing begin, it is very difficult to prepare for an uncertain future. Forward planning must begin when staple foods and other essentials are readily available, in the event of this changing in the future.

Before the pandemic was over, the war in Ukraine caused food prices in many countries to continue to rise. According to the UK Office for National Statistics, the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 30% in the two years between October 2021 and October 2023, peaking at an annual increase of 19.2% in March 2023. Similar increases have been seen throughout the developed world. Preparing for food price inflation by buying in bulk and storing food safely for the future is the best insurance you can make for you and your family.

Storing food in Mylar bags using oxygen absorbers was once the preserve of a small group of committed survivalists, most in North America, but is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. The main reasons for this is the greater availability of Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers, the improved communication of ideas through such mediums as online forums and YouTube, and the realisation that food price inflation is a reality that does affect, and, in all probability, will continue to affect billions of people worldwide. There is also the fact that the long-term storage of food was seen as something only a professional could do. However, with a few simple tools like an iron and our Mylar bags you could be storing food long-term with no problems at all!

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