Why Store?

Why build up a food reserve?

Since the dawn of time, Man has shown ingenuity in preserving and storing the fruits of his hunting, fishing, and harvesting through various techniques such as drying, smoking, salting, etc...

Our grandparents stored huge quantities of jars and cans in their pantries in order to be able to feed themselves during harsh winters or more complicated periods. They experienced war and the Great Depression and learned from experience that you should always have a safety net.

Why have we lost this common sense?

As Westerners, the fact that we haven’t experienced a major crisis in the last decades and that we have been used to always having everything easily at hand and in abundance, is certainly a factor. Nowadays, it only takes a few clicks on a smartphone to have anything you want delivered from your armchair.

However, only one grain of sand can be sufficient to disrupt the well-oiled mechanism that our supply system has become.

In the early days of confinement, people were fighting over toilet paper. What about the day when food runs out? Supermarkets operate on a just-in-time basis and usually only have a few days supply. So we can’t rely too much on them in the event of a prolonged crisis.

The Covid period has been revealing in many ways. The crisis management of governments around the world was catastrophic; lack of anticipation and preparation, illogical, late or hasty decisions, incompetence, etc...

In short, many people have realized that when one has to face an exceptional situation or an unexpected event, one can only rely on oneself!

What should we do?

Emergency preparedness organizations around the world recommend having several weeks worth of food in every home.

More and more people are beginning to rediscover the forgotten reflexes of creating an emergency supply. They want to be more self-sufficient by storing water, food, fuel or other things they can't live without. They want to be prepared just in case...

With inflation and the dramatic increase in food prices, there is a new craze for vegetable gardening. It is becoming more and more profitable to grow your own fruits and vegetables. It goes without saying that a piece of land is necessary and that it requires a personal investment in time, energy, knowledge, tools, ... To be able to store and fill your shelves, you not only need equipment but you also have to hope that the harvest will be good thanks to favorable weather conditions.

A common practice is to store jars and cans but these are heavy, take up space and have a limited life span. It is therefore necessary to be organized and to make sure to rotate the stock regularly. People usually have a supply of pasta and rice, but in a prolonged crisis, this can quickly become boring and monotonous for their palate. When you're feeling down, a varied and tasty food can put a smile on your face and have a significant psychological impact.

What is the ideal product to store?

What we would like in times of crisis or in emergency, is to have at our disposal, in our pantry, varied ready-made meals, rich in calories and in taste, and which we do not have to worry about the expiration date.

The latest preservation technique that man has developed is freeze-drying food. This technology offers many advantages and allows us to look forward to the future with simplicity and serenity.

Freeze-dried foods take up little space, are light, offer a high caloric intake and can be preserved up to 25 years without losing their nutritional and taste qualities. No need for a refrigerator or freezer. They are very easy to prepare. All you need is a little bit of water.

For material things such as houses or cars, you have an insurance, but for the guarantee of being able to provide for your vital physiological needs in all circumstances, what insurance do you have? According to Maslow and his famous pyramid, man can only aspire to the needs of self-fulfillment if all other needs have been met. Physiological needs such as food and water are at the base of this hierarchy and therefore deserve your full attention.

It is said that humans can survive three days without drinking and two to three weeks without eating. How many days can you last with the food you have at home?


Far be it from us to panic you or make you paranoid, but, it is obvious that the current world and the recent events show that everything can tip over into total chaos very quickly. Some birds of ill omen also claim that "It is the end of abundance" or that "You will have nothing and be happy".

It therefore seems wise to anticipate any break in normality by building up a food stock. This way, you will gain autonomy, resilience and serenity.

GDM Food helps you in your preparation by offering ReadyWise products for sale. These products offer you a variety of meals for every moment of the day, but above all, peace of mind for 25 years!

Hope for the best but prepare for the worst!

An informed man is worth 2, a prepared man is worth 4!

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The current situation and recent events have shown us that it is wise and intelligent to anticipate, to be a minimum prepared because shit can hit the fan and what we thought was fiction can turn out to be real and it doesn't only happen to others!

Some recent or probable future events by theme;

Natural disasters ; Floods (Belgian Ardennes or South of France, ..), Droughts, Forest fires (Landes), Blizzards, Hurricanes (Katrina), Tornadoes, Earthquakes (Turkey, Nepal, ..)

Human disasters; train derailment (Ohio), water and soil pollution, cyber-attacks

Pandemics; Quarantine, Containment, Curfew

Infrastructure; Disrupted road networks due to strikes, blockades, demonstrations, which result in empty supermarket shelves.

Energy: Power outages (your fridge doesn't work, you can't get money out of ATMs and you can't pay by card), Blocking of refineries, explosion of nuclear power plant (Chernobyl, Japan). Sabotage of gas pipelines (Nordstream)

Economy; Stock market crash, Recession, Hyper inflation (Explosion of fertilizer prices, fuel for farmers and transporters), Collapse of currencies (Venezuela where it takes a wheelbarrow of bills to buy a loaf of bread, import of foodstuffs impossible or at indecent prices)

War and conflicts; Sanctions and economic agreements, Embargos (Cuba, China), Trade relations with the Gulf States concerning oil, conflict in Libya and Ukraine/Russia (which are considered as the breadbasket of the world: undeveloped land, mines, lack of manpower)

As you can see, we are not immune to future shortages and this will inevitably cause social tensions that will only worsen the situation.