In today’s show, I delve into creating a deep pantry at home. Essentially insulating you from many issues that are coming to our lives; food shortages, food inflation, shortages of just about everything.
This is an excerpt from a long article/tutorial from Food Storage Feast that discusses creating a deep pantry.
So why all this emphasis on the home pantry? As you will see and read, the well-stocked home pantry is one of the easiest and least painful of all investments. It does not require brokers, investment accounts, bank transfers, downside risk, tax consequences or the loss of use of your capital.
If you look at the average American home pantry you will see a small closet in the kitchen with some white wire shelves with roughly 10 sq feet of shelf space. Hardly enough to store a week of food. This set-up is found in the majority of homes. how did this happen? What happened to the large walk-in pantries that our grandparents had? How did we slowly give away our ability to cook and eat for long periods from our home pantry to corporate take out, dine in and fast food?
As outlined earlier in this course the rise of "just in time delivery" and modern high-tech logistics with barcodes, predictive stock levels, and sales tracking etc. has transformed our homes over time to become very un-prepared, dependent boxes.
In most supermarkets, the computer knows how many SKU's are in the store at any time and even orders more items automatically when a certain “par level” is reached. Behind the scenes, there are forklifts, conveyor belts, pallets, trucks, trains, DSD (direct store delivery) drivers all working 24/7/365 to keep the stores stocked using “just in time” delivery. Gone are the days when the store had a large “stock room” where it pulled inventory to keep the store stocked and received weekly shipments.
The above provides a better understanding of how our supermarkets work and how inextricably connected we are to the supply chains that are now in the news constantly. We can use this complexity and choice we all have to our advantage by slowly, little by little, building storage and systems into our households to prevent or lessen the effect on crumbling supply chains.
Supply chain Video
While these supply chain systems are important, more important is our ability to find food locally and better yet, grow or raise it ourselves. Gardening, row crops, animal husbandry, permaculture, etc. are all good practices to consider implementing into your plan. More on those in the future…..
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