Whether you are concerned about natural disasters, foreign threats, or an intruder with a weapon, making arrangements to protect your family is a step you should take now. Survival supplies means that no matter what services are disrupted in an emergency, you and your family will be safe and cared for. Emergency foods are an essential part of this, but there is much more supplies needed to be completely prepared than just something to eat.
FEMA estimates that the average amount of time you should expect to need to survive on your own after a natural disaster is approximately three days. If this is the average, it would be wise to prepare for you and your family to survive at least twice that long. This necessitates stocking sufficient food, water and toiletries to accommodate your family for about a week.
A protected source of air & an adequate amount of water supply are your most important needs. Investing in an NBC filtration system, which will protect your air against nuclear, biological, or chemical assaults is an imperative part of your shelter or safe room. Water needs are approximately one gallon per person per day, health issues & age could make that vary somewhat. It is also very important to have supplies that will make water potable when you leave the shelter, as safe water supplies may be disrupted for substantial periods of time during and after a disaster.
Another thing to consider is that you may not be in your home when a crisis arises. Basic emergency supply kits should be kept in a safe area at your place of work and most importantly in your car as well as in your home for the highest possibility of complete security.
More than Emergency Foods
Of course no conversation of preparing for a disaster would be complete without discussing food. We will explain the importance of what you should stock of emergency foods in detail, but please it is very important that you do not think of food or food & water as the only items you will need for emergency preparedness supplies.
Prudent people take many more factors into consideration when thinking about fully protecting themselves and their families in the event that a crises may occur.
It’s important to select low-sodium food to put in your supply kits. Sodium increases thirst, and water is essential during this time you do not want to run out. Foods that contain high liquid content are much better choice. You should also pick foods that require minimal preparation and no cooking or added water if possible. Also do not forget to include a manual can opener in your kit.
Very important other basic disaster supplies are battery powered or wind-up radios and flashlights, extra batteries, a well-stocked large first aid kit, waterproof container with matches in it, a complete dining kit for each member of your family, and a whistle to get the attention of authorities or other help.
The greatest way to feel absolutely prepared is by acquiring a good emergency preparation guidebook and following its instructions carefully or simply calling an expert, we would be glad to help.
Remember that by preparing now can make the difference between life and death in the future.