This article first appeared at Modern Survival Blog
By Ken Jorgustin
For anyone who is into preparedness, planning for a period of time without a refrigerator (electricity) is high up on the list of potential SHTF scenarios.
It’s one thing to plan for a few days without refrigeration, but what if it was longer than that – as in an entirely new way of life for awhile without electricity – without a refrigerator.
What would you have to do without, and would it be that bad? What would the adjustments be to your food habits? How desperately do we actually need a refrigerator?
The first refrigeration machine was designed in 1755. In 1913, refrigerators for home and domestic use were invented and they rapidly became commonplace in the home. Today, we can’t imagine life without one…
But prior to the early 1900′s, people managed to survive without them.
Here’s a challenge for you:
Right now, go over to your refrigerator and look inside. What’s in there? How much of the food inside is essential to your survival? Be honest…
Answer: Probably nothing. It’s a convenience.
What’s In Your Refrigerator?
You probably have some of the following foods in your refrigerator:
Ketchup & Mustard
Some vegetable greens
Soda and juices
A few leftovers
Of the above list, none of these items are essential to your survival.
What’s In Your Freezer?
You probably have some of the following frozen foods in the freezer of your fridge:
Any other meats
Ice Cream (this might be an essential )
Packaged Processed Foods
Of the above list, none of the foods are essential. There are other ways to preserve food…Continue Reading at Modern Survival Blog: What Foods Would You Have To ‘Go Without’ If You Didn’t Have A Refrigerator?