If you think you can live without coffee after SHTF, think again!
Hello, Wolf Pack! My name is Liz, and I’d like to share with you why I think that coffee is so important in a survival scenario. I created this quick visual guide outlining some of the reasons why I think you should take a serious look at how much coffee you have in long-term storage. If you haven’t taken this particular resource seriously in the past, I hope you will reconsider. It could be a great asset when times are at their most difficult. As with many other topics discussed here on The Survivalist Blog, just a little bit of effort in preparation now could make a world of difference in an uncertain future.
When I’m not prepping, I spend most of my free time raising my three kids and taking care of our home. I also like to write about coffee on my blog over at CharmCoffee.com. I was doing some research for my site, which got me thinking about this whole topic. This kind of subject matter might be controversial among members of my ‘mainstream’ audience, so I thought that it would be better served being shared here among a like-minded crowd.
My husband and I are proud members of the preparedness community, and recently while we were conducting an inventory of our long term food storage, we got into a bit of a disagreement about whether or not coffee was a necessary resource in our prep.
My husband is a casual coffee drinker but he insisted that he would be just fine without it if SHTF and we lost our access to the outside world. While I agree that technically things like clean water and basic foodstuffs are more important to short-term survival, the value of coffee to long-term morale was something that he should reconsider.
In addition to the morale-boosting benefits, I believe that the value of coffee as a commodity should not be underestimated. If we were to face an economic collapse, which I believe is becoming more and more likely with our astronomical national debt, the value of this resource would skyrocket. The coffee bean itself cannot be grown throughout the majority of the United States, due to climate, so supply would be limited to that which smart preppers like ourselves would have stored. The barter value would be immense, even with simple freeze-dried instant coffee (which is actually the easiest to store long term).
I have been following The Survivalist Blog for some time now, and I think it’s one of the best resources anywhere in terms of helping regular people plan for future uncertainty. It seemed like the perfect place for me to share my findings, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to do so. I would like to thank M.D. Creekmore for the amount of hard work and time that he puts into this resource, and I am honored to have the privilege of contributing to it here today.