Could You Survive 3 Weeks Without Groceries?

Could you survive three weeks without groceries?

Right now?  Without stocking up first?

The answer for most of us is, unfortunately, ‘There’s no way‘.

Most emergency programs recommend that families be ready to look after themselves and their families for a minimum of three weeks – food, medicine, clean-up, repair, you name it – in the event of a natural or other disaster.  Most people serious about such things would say we should all be ready with 6 months to a year’s worth of food stores!  For the majority of us, having a year’s worth of provisions isn’t at all practical – but having a month’s worth of short and long-term stores absolutely is.

Not convinced?  Can’t imagine where you’d store all this stuff?  Finding it hard to wrap your head around anything ever happening that would keep food out of your local grocery stores?

You’re not alone!

The majority of your neighbours haven’t enough food in their homes to last more than about a week, let alone 6 months.  Your local grocery store has even less – 3 days, on average, and chances are it wouldn’t even last that long with the crushing rush that could occur immediately… that is, if the stores even survive the disaster.

So where do you start?

I understand how overwhelming it can be to begin the process of stocking up – I put it off for two years myself after we moved into our little cabin, and if a disaster had happened when we lived in the city?  We’d have been a statistic, I’m sure.

But in the spring of 2011, I did an interview with Robin Wheeler, author of Food Security for the Faint of Heart, owner of Edible Landscapes, and a noted expert in food security issues.  Robin was a featured speaker at the inaugural Mother Earth News Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania in September 2010, and in our neck of the woods, she’s the food security guru.  In the span of 35 minutes of conversation, she put the issue in such plain, common sense language, I couldn’t help but want to share it with everyone I can get to give it a listen!

So I packaged it up and am thrilled to announce that this brand new audio ‘workshop’, Emergency Food Storage – Why Bother?, is ready and I’d love to get it into your hands!  Simply fill out the form below and you’ll get instant access to this 35 minute conversation (a workshop, really) with a noted expert in food security – someone we should all be listening to… and whose advice we need to heed.

You CAN protect yourself and your family – and avoid becoming a statistic (or at the very minimum, keep from being REALLY uncomfortable). It’s free, and chock full of valuable info. You’ve absolutely got nothing to lose and everything to gain… even if nothing ever happens.  It’s win-win all around.

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Emergency Food Storage – Why Bother?

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Revised on July 10, 2011
Carol J. Alexander July 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Yes, Victoria. We would do just fine. Although we wouldn’t necessarily eat like we would otherwise. But that is okay. For me, the definition of sustainable lifestyle isn’t providing everything you’re used to, but getting used to what you can provide. :-)

Sharon Wegner July 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We would probably last about 2 months at this point. This was a great post and excellent information to share.

Victoria Gazeley July 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thanks, Sharon – and 2 months is definitely WAY above average. Good news!

Victoria Gazeley July 23, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Wow, Rose – once a month. Now THAT is organized! :)

Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

Love it!! Just did a blog post on this myself—we must be two peas in a pod!

kay May 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

We could make it longer than 3 weeks, I’m pretty sure. With a freezer full of veggies from the garden (and my husband who loves to cook is a pack-rat in the pantry). Would be fun to try . . .maybe we should!

Victoria Gazeley May 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

:) I’ve been tempted to do an experiment as well… If you do, let us know how it goes! Food is absolutely an investment in my books. Thanks for sharing… :)

Sherry Fehr June 8, 2013 at 6:39 am

That’s great but if the power is out everything in your freezer is not going to last

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