Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Options ...

Your options when an event happens … starve or survive!

When an event happens to you the first thing out of your month I promise you will be something like OH ####! So I decided to throw this little bit in between the topics that I stated when I first started this blog, just because I had a little extra spare time for once ! WOOHOO !

A government website states we should have 3 days worth of food and water per person in the household in case of a emergency as it will take the government this time ( 3 days ) to get help to us.
However as Hurricane Katrina proved that the government couldn’t get all the necessary support staff and logistics in place within there own stated timescale! So a lot of people suffered for a long time until the government help arrived.
So I personally suggest that you should try to stock up as much
food and water ( remembering that you want to be aiming for 1-2 gallons of water per person per day! )
Some people I know of have stocked up to over 1 yrs worth of food and water ( using bottled water and a high class water filtration system.
So I’d recommend at least 3 months worth of food for the household.
Yes I know your probably thinking right now “ what is he thinking! that’s a lot of food to buy , that’s a lot of money! “ however if you start buying a few extra cans and jars of items every time you go food shopping it soon builds up I promise you.
OH and make sure you only buy stuff you like to eat. Once you get to a nice base level say a months worth of tinned food think about buying rice in bulk like for example 50lbs as this will boost your amount of food supplies vastly! Also make sure you rotate out the tins of food as you don’t want to waste your money if food goes bad cause it goes out of date! Bulk food items can be stored in 5 gallon pales which are available from lowe’s or home depot for about $5 inc a lid.
This will hold about 30-40lbs of rice per pale.
Remember to get things that can be used to change the flavor of some foods like spices , oils , salts etc
don’t forget paper plates and cups and napkins as well …
This hopefully will get you started and pointed in the right general direction .

As always I hope this helps you in some way.

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