Survival expert Tim MacWelch tells us how he prepares his family for a food shortage

Short-term food shortages often happen as the result of weather or other natural disasters. Over the past few months, there have been several blizzards that have paralyzed many large cities. We found one of the top experts on survival and asked him how he, personally, prepares his family for a food shortage.

Planning for a food shortage will require you to have a good understanding of what causes a food shortage. The average meal that you eat each night at your dinner table travels about 1,500 miles to get to your grocery store. There is only about a three day supply of food on hand in any given area, so any disruption in this supply chain can lead to a shortage.

Are you ready?

Tim MacWelch is the author of Prepare for Anything Survival Manual: 338 Essential Skills, writes the Outdoor Life survival blog and has been an active practitioner of survival and outdoors skills for over 26 years. He runs a year-round survival school in Virginia and has worked with students of all levels, from the Boy Scouts to the U.S. Armed Forces. Follow him on Twitter at @TimMacWelch

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