Disaster Preparedness: What Needs To Be Looked At When The #$%8 Hits the Fan ! !

The Importance of Planning for Disaster      Almost anyone can survive the initial disaster.  The trick is surviving in the aftermath.  How can you prepare for a disaster?  That is the question you are likely asking.  Would you survive more than a month on your own? Probably not if you are not properly prepared. What Would You Do For Food & Water?       What do you have in your home, right now, for emergency food supplies?     Obviously, when disaster strikes you’ll not be able to go to the local supermarket to get weekly food rations. So, whether it’s buying MRES, buying freeze-dried food or having home canned vegetables and game; a long term food storage plan is absolutely essential for survival.  The Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] recommends having a two week supply at home, but that should be considered the minimum amount of food you should have stored.   The best food for storage is white rice, pasta, wheat flour, and other foods that can be stored for an indefinite period of time.  So adding a little extra to each grocery shopping run can help you quickly stock up your emergency food supplies. Canned goods, peanut butter, and even vitamins are good to have on-hand as well for your disaster survival strategy.  As for water, you need to plan to have enough for drinking, cooking, and for hygiene purposes. ...

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