It’s important that people understand what types of food to stockpile and how to store it in a way that will maximize its usage.
Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
It’s likely that a significant number of people in the northeastern portion of the U.S. who were negatively affected by Sandy had stocked up on food and water prior to the storm reaching the coast. But with the storm’s devastation being greater than most anticipated, they found themselves dangerously low or completely out of both, according to the New York Daily News and other news sources.
Power4Patriots believes that it’s only a matter of time before another storm, other natural disaster or terrorist attack occurs that could result in even worse conditions. A prolonged crisis would mean that only those who were fully prepared would be able to survive without having to find their way to a FEMA center. But merely storing food and water for an emergency is not enough, according to Power4Patriots. It’s important that people understand what types of food to stockpile and how to store it in a way that will maximize its usage.
Best known for its videos and manuals describing how to build solar panels, wind turbines, water heaters and solar heaters, Power4Patriots has created a new Top 10 list of common food storage mistakes that should be avoided (see list below).
The company states that food variety is important, both physically and psychologically, when it comes to storage, and the types of containers in which food is stored are also essential because exposure to air and moisture can ruin food storage plans. Other crucial factors include the temperature at which the food is stored (between 40-70 degrees Fahrenheit) and keeping containers out of the light, which can negatively influence vitamins, proteins and fats. It’s important to focus on foods that do not require refrigeration because a power outage will spoil those foods quickly, and to keep some foods at a secondary location in case one’s home is destroyed.
Following is Power4Patriots’ new list of Top 10 Food Storage Mistakes:
1) Ignoring the importance of nutrition in the foods that are stored
2) Using sacks or other containers that are not air-tight
3) Failing to keep food containers in a cool, dry place
4) Failing to keep food containers out of the light
5) Storing too many items that need refrigeration
6) Failing to include enough of a variety of different foods
7) Failing to maintain a good balance in the foods that are stored
8) Failing to include at least a small percentage of “comfort” foods
9) Failing to check expiration dates and rotate stored foods
10) Storing all of the food in only one location.
Power4Patriots was created as a way to allow anyone to become independent of high power bills and outages. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, Power4Patriots teaches people how to build their own, environmentally friendly sources of energy. Visit Power4Patriots today to watch their controversial video that’s been viewed by millions of people all over the world.