Living in the Pacific Northwest, we are right on the “Pacific
Ring of Fire”. People from our area
always talk about how we are due for the “Big One”. Additionally, a few years ago, we had a snow
storm that left 36” inches of snow in our yard and left us without power and
water for 6 days. It was a difficult 6
days, but we managed. The Seattle area
is not equipped to handle that much snow and needless to say, we don’t know
(nor do we want to know) what it will be like if and when the earthquake
With the current national economic downturn and the natural
disasters happening around the world, our family decided that “Now is the Time”
for us to make sure that we are prepared with food, medical and water supplies
just in case we need them. We have said for
years, “We should have an emergency supply…just in case”. The problem was we never did anything about
it…up until now. Last year, we decided
to increase our grocery budget every week and allot a certain amount to
additional food and water supplies. Then,
we would come home, vacuum seal everything (hoping this would make it last
longer) and store it away. Unfortunately,
we started running into food expiration dates and trying to eat them before they
went bad. Let’s just say, rice and bean dishes
get really old, really fast.
months back, we were invited to attend an emergency preparedness workshop. This is where we were introduced to Shelf
Reliance-Thrive Foods. Shelf Reliance
has shown us not only how to store food and what foods we need, but how much we
need according to our family size and our allergy and dietary needs. They even have shown us how to cook with these
foods. It is unbelievably easy and the food tastes great!
We chose to set up a monthly auto
shipment of food that is delivered right to our door every month. This has helped is in so many ways. We no longer need to worry when we are
cooking or baking and run out of milk or eggs.
We just open our pantry and grab a can.
It has been amazing how we have been able to incorporate these foods
into our everyday meals. We used to
throw out so many fruits and vegetables since they would rot in our fridge before
we had a chance to eat them all. This
waste has been greatly reduced. Additionally, we save money by making fewer
trips to the grocery store. It seemed as
though we always needed to make a quick trip to buy 1 or 2 items we were out of. Of course in doing so, we always came home with
5 more things that we bought on the spur of the moment.
believe that one of the best benefits we have experienced is not only the money
we have saved, but being able to go back to our regular grocery budget. You see, we have found that we have been able
to dedicate a portion of our normal grocery budget to Thrive Freeze Dried
Foods. Not only have we been able to use
them in our everyday meals, but we have been able to continue to add to our
food storage at the same time. This means less time at the grocery store,
less money on the vacuum sealing bags (wow that gets expensive!) and less time
on coming home and having to seal the foods.
Now, we have more time with our family…which to us, is priceless.
We hope that you will contact us to begin
your food storage needs. There is no
downside to being prepared. Let us show
you how we did it.