Sunday, December 9, 2012

Disaster Ready

There is a disaster coming.  Rioting, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, flood, famine, who knows what, but it's always something.  It's a good idea to prepare for these things.  One of the first things to do is to stockpile a little food supply, at least for a couple weeks.  Stockpiling food is easy. Buy what you normally eat that does not have to be refrigerated. We go to Sams Club. Buy two cases of canned corn. Take it home and put some of the shelf in the pantry and the remainder goes into long term storage. Once you take all the single cans out of long term storage so that next time you have to open the second case, it's time to buy another one.

 Always have one unopened case of corn in the long term storage. Do the same with every canned food item you buy and any other staple that will store for a long time. Peanut butter lasts for years. Once you get up to one case of everything on hand, then go for a second case, etc until you have enough food for at least a month, if not longer. This way you are eating the food from your storage and not having it sit and go bad. You also don't have to change your diet as much when TEOTWAWKI happens because your emergency food is your regular food.
We have water delivered to the house. We use 3 five gallon bottles per month for drinking and cooking. We have 12 on hand at any one time with a low of 9. So we can survive from three to four months on the bottled water we keep that is again rotated each time I put a new bottle on the cooler. I use a marker pen to put the delivery date on the lid every time we have a water delivery and the oldest water gets put on the cooler first.  The time to prepare is before the emergency; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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