JSS2 Social Studies Third Term: Storage

JSS2 Social Studies Third Term: Storage

Definition of Storage

Storage can be defined as the means of storing things for future use. It is  act of putting something that is not being used in a place where it is available, where it can be kept safely, etc. : the act of storing something

Things we store

Things we store are:

  1. Perishable goods: Perishable goods are goods that can easily get spoil. Example of perishable goods are pepper, onions, vegetables, yam and other raw food items.
  2. Durable goods: Some durable need to be stored for future sale because some goods need to be store for the purpose of selling it at a better price. e.g gold etcThe

Ways of storing food items

  • Freezing
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Drying
  • Canning
  • Use of preservatives like salting and other chemicals

Reasons for storage

Unable To Leave Home: You might become sick, your vehicle may break down, or any other reason whereby you might not be able to leave your home to get food as you normally would have before

Currency Devaluation: Another reason is because of currency devaluation.The value of money is not stable therefore there is need to buy some goods especially food and durable items before prices increases.

Financial Meltdown: An economic collapse could lead to a domino effect bringing down the entire system. food and under goods will become a valuable commodity.

Your Income Drops: You may simply retire, you may lose your job, or any other situation which reduces your ‘normal’ income. Having a food storage and storage of other luxuries will help offset this for awhile.

Regional Social Chaos: Rioting, Looting on a grand scale. It will be dangerous to go out during these times. The trigger event could be nearly anything. We’ve seen it in the news, and it will happen again somewhere…

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