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Where to Store Your Food Crisis Supply

One hindrance to many people in building a food supply for a time of crisis is that they do not believe they have enough space for storage. This can no doubt be challenging for those who live in a small apartment or maybe live a more mobile lifestyle. But there are some options for food storage that you may not have considered. Here are a few.

One, since many food items need to be stored in a temperature-controlled area, you can move the items that are not sensitive to temperature such as linens and clothes. Such items can be stored most anywhere providing space for staples such as wheat, sugar, and salt.

Second, spend some time reorganizing your closets and other storage areas. You likely will find that you will throw some things out, and simply by rearranging things will free up some additional space.

Third, if you have secure storage containers that will keep out pests and will keep the foods dry, then you could store some underneath the house in the crawl space.

Fourth, use hidden and dead spaces. Dead spaces are those places behind or under something. Hidden spaces would include storage behind walls. Think about how many ready to eat meals you could hide away this way.

Fifth, if you can purchase attractive storage containers, you could use the containers as your furniture. Something like a coffee table or end table would be workable.

Sixth, go underground. This might be a little costly but it does have its advantages. This can be a very secure form of food storage and would be totally out of sight. It would require a fiberglass container that was water and air tight.

Seventh, use an outdoor shed that you build or buy from somewhere like Home Depot. If you do not have room on your property for a storage shed, you could consider renting storage from a storage facility or even from a neighbor or family member.

Of course, the amount of storage space that you’ll need varies on the number of people in your family, the types of food that you’re storing, and for how long you want to store the food. Whatever your needs are, with a little ingenuity you can find enough storage space.