I know — survival planning, gathering survival supplies, food storage — it all seems overwhelming.
Every day there are headlines in the news that "should" motivate each of us to prepare as quickly as we can.
Survival planning isn't just for "the other guy." Stuff happens to all of us. Unemployment, hurricane season, floods, storms that knock out power, and other disasters happen fairly often somewhere in the world.
Numerous articles have stated that the entire world is only 3 days away from starvation - meaning, in 3 days after a disaster there would be no more food in the stores. This has actually happened in the recent past as disasters struck New York, Japan, Indonesia and other places around the world.
Are you ready? Because if you hear it on the 6 o'clock news, it's already too late.
In the event of a disaster, learn how to purify water, how to purify water naturally, how to use chemicals and filters, and which are the best methods for various situations.
For long term food storage for your adored pets, pick up some freeze-dried pet food for them. The cans from Emergency Essentials/Beprepared.com contain beef (the first ingredient), vegetables, fruits, vitamin E, vitamin D, salmon oil, and other spices and minerals. The chunks of food are about 3/4 inches in diameter but easily break into smaller pieces or crumbles. Loved by both cats and dogs!
If we open a bucket or #10 can, how long will the ingredients last once opened? How can we use all the ingredients before they are spoiled? How do we rotate our long term foods if there are only two of us? (It will take a very long time to finish one #10 can or a bucket of something.)
Freeze dried food IS food insurance. There is almost no end to the kinds of insurance we need or are required to buy. Freeze-dried foods are long-term food insurance. The question we each have to answer is: How long do we want our food insurance (freeze-dried food) to last? Six months? One year? Two years? Whatever you decide, start right now and ensure your family is prepared.
I know - survival planning, gathering survival supplies, food storage — it all seems overwhelming. Every day there are headlines in the news that 'should' motivate each of us to prepare as quickly as we can. Survival planning isn't just for 'the other guy.' Stuff happens to all of us. Unemployment, hurricane season, floods, storms that knock out power, and other disasters happen fairly often somewhere in the world.
Use this list to easily pack household disaster kits and elminate some of the weight of your B.O.B. Store bulky items inside a large, portable, watertight container in a safe, accessible location.
Winter storms: How to prepare before, what to do during. If you live in an area that has four distinct seasons, then preparing for winter storms is important. Weather typical in Texas and much of the south is freezing rain (I know - I lived there way back). Sleet, blizzards, and just tons of snow is typical weather in much of the northern half of the U.S.
Emergency lighting - There are many options available - emergency flashlight, solar lantern, emergency candles - to have for emergencies when the power goes out.
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