Food and Water Preparation Prior to Disaster!

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In case of disaster please follow the following steps below to make sure you family and yourself has enough safe food and water in an event of an emergency or disaster.

First you should prepare an Emergency Food Supply and make sure you keep foods that have long storage life and don’t need any cooking, water, or fridge.
Make sure you pack stuff that babies will need, or any members who are on a special diet, or must have foods. If you have a pet, make sure you got their special food too.

How To Store Emergency Food

Make sure you have packed about 3 days of supplies before a disaster strikes. When storing food do not buy dehydrated or other types of emergency food. Canned foods and dry mixes can stay fresh for about 2 years. The location where you store the foods should be in a cool, dry and dark area. Heated foods can spoil a lot quicker. So make sure there isn’t any heat getting to the foods. Also make sure you keep petroleum products like gasoline, paints, oils and solvents away from the food. It will absorb that smell. to protect your food from rodents and insects make sure you store your food in boxes, or paper cartons. Make sure you put a date on your food items.

Preparing Food

Make sure you have cooking utensils packed up. Knives, forks and spoons. Its a good idea to use paper cups and plates. Bring towels too. Have a can opener, and bottle opener at hand. Make sure you pack an aluminum foil. Have some charcoal with you for the grill you will light up. Unless you have a gas grill.


Prepare an Emergency Water Supply

Store at least 1 gallon of water per day for each person and each pet. You should store more water than this for hot climates, for pregnant women, and for persons who are sick. Store at least a 3-day supply of water for each person and each pet. Store a bottle of unscented liquid household chlorine bleach to disinfect your water and to use for general cleaning and sanitizing. Water Containers . Bring Unopened bottled water because it is the safest and most reliable emergency water supply.

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Learn To Build Shelter For Any Survival Situation

inhabitat.comFood, water, shelter – the essential elements of survival. Shelter can protect you from the elements and wildlife, as well as keep you warm or dry; finding appropriate shelter can literally mean the difference between living and dying in a survival situation. No matter what your circumstances, you want to be sure you can prepare suitable survival shelter for you and your loved ones.

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Your shelter doesn’t have to be something great, it just needs to keep warm and dry. There might be a situation where you will be required to evacuate asap, and that may require you to bug out, get-home scenarios, getting lost while hiking or exploring, tending to an injured person while hiking or exploring, or getting caught in a storm. Depending on your situation, your survival shelter needs will be different for each person.

For instance, in a get-home scenario you may only need short-term shelter for a few hours or a night, whereas when bugging out you may be indefinitely on your own. The need for building a lean-to can arise when you least expect it, so learn how to build a survival shelter in a number of different locales and with different resources.

Choosing the Best Location for Your Survival Shelter

Choosing the best location for building your survival shelter will be dependent on how long you intend to be using it – needs for short-term shelter will differ from those required for long-term shelter.


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Make sure you take into account the landscape you find for building a survival shelter. When you are looking for a short term shelter, look out for big trees, Caves could work too, and rocky overhangs. Trees are considered the best source of shelter since it has many useful parts for building shelter including the trunk – which can be used as a support, and the branches which could be used for framework, and the foliage could be used as an insulating material.

We think Caves are perfect to take cover. Just make sure there aren’t any bears inside. Its the most effective shelter you will be able to find. If you are stranded somewhere in the desert. Then consider using the slope of the land to seek protection and the steep side of a dune for shelter.

Always look for shelter where the ground is dry. And if you’re in it for the long haul, you will need to consider substantially more factors than sheltering for the short-term. When searching for long-term shelter, look for areas in proximity to water and food sources as well as civilization and for an area that provides adequate visibility for you to see what’s happening around you and for others to see you. In some case, staying hidden may be more beneficial to your survival.

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