I met a prepper about a month or so ago, and we were discussing our preps, what we thought we would need based on family, situation, etc.  He mentioned to me that he purchases comfort foods that he would normally pick up at the grocery store.  Comfort Foods?  Like candy, soda, beer, etc.?  Yup, that is exactly what he does.  In addition to his standard preps, he picks up, shrink wraps or store with O2 absorbers comfort foods that he might normally snack on on a weekend or any other time.  His philosophy is, such that if the SHTF, and you are sheltered in for a long period of time, wouldn’t it be nice to pop open a beer or have a Hershey bar every now and then… Hmmm…

How do you know I am new at this?  I never even considered comfort foods.  They can do two things, when I put some thought into it.  First, they can satisfy you psychologically and keep your mind at ease in when you are always in a state of heightened awareness.  Two, they can also be used as barter items if need be because technically they are “non-essentials” for life.

Just some food for thought…

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