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A Guide to Food Storage for Emergencies
Food and Water Storage
|Prepare for adversity by storing an emergency supply of food and water. |
Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, and power outages are just some of the potential
emergencies we may encounter. Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no
water and no telephone service. What would happen if you are told to evacuate your
home in the next ten minutes? Imagine that all the businesses are closed and you are
without any kind of emergency services. What will you do until help arrives?
The 3 day emergency food and water supply is meant to be a quickly accessed,
portable source of food and water that can sustain you and your family for several
days. It should be stored in one or two containers for quick portability. The foods
chosen should be ready-to-eat without the need for cooking.
The 3 week/ 3 month emergency food and water supply are meant for a disaster
where food and water delivery may be interrupted. Hurricane Katrina was a perfect
example where the normal delivery of food was interrupted. Build a small supply of
food that is part of your normal, daily diet by purchasing a few extra items each
week. Expand on this until you reach your goal. Not all of these foods will be
ready-to-eat and plans must be made to store the necessary means to prepare them.