Having a way to feed yourself and your family when supply is interrupted is vital to your survival. Storing pre-packaged freeze dried meals is a good first step in survival food preparation. Production must be accomplished to survive an extended period of food shortages and be sustainable. Gardening, raising livestock, hunting, and fishing are the essential tools we must learn for continuing food production. Preparing, cooking, preserving, and storing your production will ensure your extended existence. Don't forget gathering. Many wild edibles are available in most climates. Learn what's around you and the seasons they are available.