World War I was a long war that brought hunger and starvation to Europe. Agriculture was disrupted and commercial food production plummeted. The United States greatly increased shipments of food to Europe to help feed the troops and starving civilians. Food shortages were felt in the US, as they sacrificed to meet the growing food shortages, Americans learned to be careful with food and to make do with much less. We learned that war does not have to be fought in your homeland to affect you and your family. Here are a few more of the important lessons to be learned from World War I:

Store More Than You Expect to Need and Do It Now

You cannot always predict when you will need food storage, so it is best to always be prepared. Even with WWI raging in Europe and ample warnings, many people in the United States were caught without adequate food when scarcity came to the US. Many people did not anticipate the effect that a war elsewhere could have on their local economy. The best time to get prepared is long before you need it,