(Via the Woodpile Report)
If you’re new to prepping, allow me to tell you something: Food is the single most important thing you can store. While in an emergency there are a ton of problems to deal with, if you’re hungry in an emergency there is only one.
That said, food storage, when approached in the prepper manner, isn’t as simple as “We’ll just fill up the spare bedroom with stuff from the grocery store!” However,the grocery store isn’t a bad place to start when you’re starting.
Bear in mind the caveats pointed out. Remember that water, which is only mentioned in passing, is as important as food. Actually more so from a technical point of view, but I’m not going into that now. Just be sure you have access to plenty of potable water and a means to make more.
To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald (or possibly Mark Twain or Ernest Hemingway), a crisis starts slowly at first, then all at once. Don’t get caught empty-handed in a crisis.