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Whether your an individual or a business, being prepared is critical.

If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, and electricity for days, or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family. Being prepared means considering your risks and calculating them, don't get left in the dark by not being ready.

Plan a Plan

There are actions that should be taken before, during, and after an event, that are unique to each hazard. Identify the hazards that have happened or could happen in your area and plan for the unique actions for each. Local Emergency management offices can help identify the hazards in your area and outline the local plans and recommendations for each. Share the hazard-specific information with family members and include pertinent materials in your family disaster plan.

Build a Kit
Emergency Supply ListRecommended Supplies List (PDF)

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.

72-Hr Food Storage

Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days, or even weeks. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils. Even though you may think it's unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food supply for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will last, at least, that long.

Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:

Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for each member of your household. A two-week supply is recommended by FEMA
Choose foods your family will eat.
Remember any special dietary needs.
Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods.

As you stock food, take into account your family’s unique needs and tastes. Familiar foods are important. They lift morale and give a feeling of security in times of stress. Try to include foods that they will enjoy and that are also high in calories and nutrition.

Individuals with special diets and allergies will need particular attention, as will babies, toddlers, and the elderly. Nursing mothers may need liquid formula, in case they are unable to nurse. Canned dietetic foods, juices, and soups may be helpful for ill or elderly people.

During and after a disaster, it is vital that you maintain your strength. Remember the following:

Eat at least one well-balanced meal each day.
Drink enough liquid to enable your body to function properly (two quarts or a half gallon per day).
Take in enough calories to enable you to do any necessary work.
Include vitamin, mineral, and protein supplements in your stockpile to ensure adequate nutrition.


Long Term Food Storage

Does it seem like everyone is making a big deal about storing food? For many, the issue may seem hardly worth addressing. After all, we live in a country known for being the “land of plenty.” It is sometimes hard to imagine that one day we could find ourselves in a situation that would require us to rely upon the food we have stored in order to provide for our families.

Determining every possible reason to have food storage is an impossible task; however, one need only take a look around our volatile planet to sample some of the many disasters of our time. In the spirit of optimism, more likely reasons to store food may be the least obvious. We never know when unplanned interruptions of life may befall us such as the unexpected loss of income due to a layoff or injury.

Reasons to Rely Upon Food Storage:
• Natural Disaster
• Terrorism
• Labor Strike
• Economic Depression
• Drought
• Crop Failure
• Personal Tragedy
• Civil Unrest
• Unemployment
• Zombie Apocalypse (ok, maybe not)

Medical Supplies

Medical supplies are an important part of every disaster kit. Well-stocked first-aid kits are an essential item to have on hand and carry in your vehicle. But what about medicine. All over-the-counter and perscription drugs have a limited shelf life. Many prople do not realize that there are natural alternatives to Pharmaceuticals. These natural treatments are safe & effective and have no side-effects.

Top 10 Reasons to Have Essential Oils in Your Kit:
• To Calm or Eleviate Stress
• Help Prevent Infection and Kill Harmful Pathogens Boost Imunity
• Traditional Treatments or Medical SuppliesMay be Unavilable or in Short Supply
• Natural Remidies Don't Have Side-Effects
• Essential Oils Are Very Versitle. They Have Many Different Uses, Making them a Valuable Asset
• Long-Term Storage; They Remain Viable Indefinatley, When Correctly Stored
• Highly Concentrated, They Take Up Very Little Space but Have Many Uses
• Can be Used for Personal Hygene
• Can be Used to Treat Pets
• Get Rid of Pests Without Harmful Chemicals




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