posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 06:49 AM
My suggestion would be to buy extra of the same foods that you already buy. Love canned fruit? Buy a couple of extra cans each time you do your
shopping. It will add up, this is how I did food storage in the beginning. Also, keep your eye out on sales, it will help you stock more quickly.
Learn preservation methods like canning, you will be surprised at how quickly you can add to your food storage by simply canning your extras or
whatever you find on sale items.
As far as edible plants (foraging) I would suggest you research this very carefully, and make sure to devote your research to YOUR area. Pointless to
know that cattails are edible if none of them grow around you, know what I mean? In this area it helps if you know a few "old-timers" and are NOT a
city person (no offense to city people). Dandelions are a weed that you can find nearly anywhere, as are broad-leaf plantain. I'm not sure of the
nutritiion value of either, I just know they're everywhere. Dandelion tea is supposed to be good for the liver, and you chow on the leaves just like
a salad. Find a couple of good books on the subject, then go out adventuring in your neighborhood trying to find the things you're reading about.
One thing I've learned about prepping is redundancy. Have a couple (or three) ways of doing things. For starting fires, have a flint/steel, matches,
and whatever else starts fire. I'm still working on the whole redundancy thing, but I think it's fairly important to always have a plan B.