Have you ever thought about storing food in case of an emergency? 

Most people don’t think about storing extra food items, or they think that long-term food storage is only something that survivalists and emergency preppers practice.

We are here to show you that food storage isn’t just for preppers or survivalists! With the unprecedent times we are facing today, everyone should be creating a DIY long term food storage plan.

In this blog post, we will go over the 4 main reasons why you should start storing food long-term.


Next global pandemic

It’s been almost 3 years since the Covid-19 pandemic turned our lives upside down. At this point, we all dread the thought of another global pandemic.

The sad reality is that the Covid-19 pandemic devastated people all over the world. Almost all of us weren’t prepared, so we had to learn the hard way that a pandemic can strike at any time, and it might last longer than we could ever anticipate.

When our country declared that we were in a state of emergency, everyone was thrown into a state of complete and utter panic. Most of us rushed to the grocery store to buy everything and anything we thought we might need.

Most stores looked like they had been ransacked after just a few days, and essential products from online stores were even out of stock completely. This resulted in a shortage of food and other essential supplies for months on end.

By the time everyone tried to stock up on food, it was much too late. We would have all been in a much better position if we had an emergency supply of food.

History almost always repeats itself, so before it does, you should start building your own emergency food supply.

Natural Disasters

Natural Disasters

Food storage is essential if you live in an area that is heavily prone to natural disasters.

You will have limited access to water and food during a natural disaster, so preparing just an extra month’s worth of food can make all the difference in your family’s comfort and safety.

We can’t be in control of everything, but we can control the way that we prepare for unforeseen circumstances. The fact of the matter is that storing food and water is critical to surviving a natural disaster. So, if you haven’t started storing food long-term, this is your sign that you need to start doing it now.

If you are preparing a month’s worth of food, you will need to buy all the food items your family needs for a given month along with mylar bags and oxygen absorbers to increase the foods shelf-life.

Economic Recession


An economic recession is the last thing you want to deal with after a natural disaster or a global pandemic.

Unfortunately, an economic recession can intrude on your life adversely. Not only will a recession effect the price of food and the cost of living, but it will also have other drastic consequences— you might not have a job anymore, or your investments can take a turn for the worse. 

In a situation like this, long-term food storage can help you tremendously. When you know that you will always be able to put food on the table for your family, you will have a deep sense of security and peace of mind. You can also focus solely on finding a way to earn money if you don’t need to worry about meeting one of your most basic necessities.

Combat Inflation


In just the last few years our world has faced a global pandemic, war, and a number of natural disasters.

These unpredictable situations have caused a drastic increase in the prices of oil and, in turn, food costs. It is difficult to judge how long inflation is going to last and how bad it will get, and sadly there is nothing we can do as individuals to stop it.

During times of economic hardship, having extra food items stored can help you mitigate a lot of the extra costs that come with an inflated economy. 

So, even if you don’t have an emergency food supply now, the best thing you can do is start prepping today! 

Bottom Line

If you think that long-term food storage is just for survivalists and emergency preppers, you might be hurting yourself in the long run due to negligence.

Natural disasters, inflation, and economic recession are all reasons why you should start emergency food prepping today.

If you want more tips and advice on how to effectively create your own emergency food storage plan, keep reading Wallaby’s blog. 

Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers will be an essential component to your emergency food supply, so you can also head to our online shop to purchase some of our bundles. They have everything you need to get started.

The best time to start prepping for tomorrow is today. Shop our site  to get started!