There are many people willing to take your money on the Internet. Because of the uncertainty of the times, they play on your fears.
One gimmick that has been around for months is the “37 critical items you need to stay alive and healthy.” They warn, “You won’t be able to buy these later." The promo is somber and startling. If you follow the ad, the info they want to sell you is worth $97, but you can now purchase it for only $27. That’s a deal for sure. But I don’t believe the information they are selling is all that hard to obtain.
Do I encourage everyone to have a minimum of three WEEKS food storage? YES! Why? Grocery stores have only 3 to 4 DAYS of food. In an emergency, the shelves are stripped bare in hours.
One place to begin is to purchase double the food items you use every week (this of course does not include perishable produce). One for now, one for later. A second approach is to stock up on items, which are cleaned out just prior to a disaster. This takes some of the guesswork out of the food storage equation.
Begin by purchasing the 37 food items on the list below. Add in your most used items that are not on this list and you are well on your way to food storage! What items disappear from the shelves first when disaster hits? Not trying to sound like a fear monger, but do you have enough food to get through a crisis? Ask yourself if you'd be eating in a week if your food ran out today and the grocery shelves couldn’t be restocked.
So what are the “37 critical items” hocked in the ad? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. The 100 Items that disappear first in an emergency list is all you need.
I’ve gleaned the food items from the 100 list. (Hey, I’ve just saved you $27!) Here they are:
1. Vegetable oil
7. Milk (powered & condensed milk)
8. Canned tuna fish
9. Canned chicken
10. Canned fruit
11. Canned veggies
12. Canned tomatoes
13. Canned beans
14. Chicken stock/broth
15. Canned soup
16. Canned stew 1
7. Baking supplies
18. Peanut butter
21. Soy sauce
22. Vinegar (apple cider vinegar)
27. Baby food
28. Baby formula
30. Hot cocoa
32. Freeze dried onions
35. Pet food
37. Chewing gum & candy (I wouldn't include this one, but it was on the list. If nothing else, in an emergency these could be used for barter.)
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