Storing Junk Food Is Important Too

Nobody really needs it, but we still keep it around. Why? Because it’s fun to eat something unhealthy once in a while.

I attended a food storage class with a demonstration about storing candy bars in vacuum-sealed jars. (What?!) I’m not recommending that at all because it’s completely ludicrous. Candy is not a top priority when you have a budget and space restrictions. There’s no way that vacuum-sealing will prevent me from eating all the candy in the next month either.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t store any junk food; I don’t believe that. However, don’t go to extremes to try to eat like kings while living on a 3 month supply. That’s not the purpose of having one. The purpose is to be prepared so you can live for 3 months without having any money to go to the store (or something like that).

Here’s what I recommend: pick a couple of favorite junk food items. We have 4: ramen, mac and cheese, saltines, and pretzels. They’re all cheap, last for a while, and serve as good “emergency” food when there aren’t any leftovers for lunch, you’re tired and don’t want to cook, or just want something fast. These foods will, in a sense, make you feel a little more normal if you cook everything else from scratch during those 3 months.

If you want any other junk food aside from your favorites, learn how to make it instead of trying to store 3 months of it. It might be impossible to store 3 months of a favorite food anyway because of the temptation to eat it all. That’s why I never have a 3 month supply of chocolate even though it’s one of my favorite things to eat. 😉

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