This Article is About
survival preparation
hurricane katrina
gallon jugs
family survival
fruits vegetables
canned fruits
survival kits
natural disaster
gallon of milk
fifty cents
loaf of bread
Disaster Survival Preparation Foods And Supplies
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Disaster Survival Preparation Foods And Supplies

You don't need to be a boy scout to always be prepared. As we have all seen in the past few years, a natural disaster or other type of event can completely render aid to a particular region helpless. In the events of a major earthquake, like what happened in Japan, or Hurricane Katrina which hit New Orleans in 2005, it is absolutely important to have some provisions of your own set aside. Being prepared in the event of an emergency is always a good idea--particularly if you have a family. preparing family survival kits are fairly easy to put together, and with some time and preparation could get you through some difficult times.

When disaster strikes, sometimes everything is shut down. This means the simple things we take for granted, like being able to run to the store for a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread, will be completely impossible. Just finding clean, drinkable water will be difficult. When putting together family survival kits, think about the things you need the most, and the necessities you cannot live without in order to create a stash of sorts should disaster strike.

Bottles of drinking water should be one of the major items in your kit. You can buy gallon jugs of drinking water for around fifty cents each. Stock up and get at least twenty gallons of drinking water in order to sustain your family for as long as possible until help can reach you. Rotate out the gallons of water every couple of months, starting with the oldest, and replace them with new ones.

Part of your survival kits should also be dehydrated milk powder. It can be found in the baking aisle of many stores. While it doesn't taste great, it will certainly help give a little bit of vitamin D to a family with children in case of longer periods of being without resources. If you are expecting an infant, or already have an infant, a few cans of formula stashed away in the event of an emergency will certainly be helpful.

Canned fruits, vegetables, and meats and other non-perishable items are also essential when putting together a family survival kit Canned beans are also helpful to go into a family survival kit. These types of foods don't need to be cooked, and can be consumed as-is in the event of being without electricity, gas, or water.

It is also helpful to have a month's supply of any prescription medications, as well as some bottles of over the counter pain relievers, bandages, tape, iodine, and alcohol swabs. If there is some reason why you are unable to get to a pharmacy for a month for medications like blood pressure medicine, insulin, or other necessary medications, you will have a back-up in the event of an emergency. Carefully read expiration dates on these medications and swap them out with newer medications as you near the expiration date.

Survival kits should always be rechecked on a regular basis or predetermined schedule.

Nobody wants to think about the next natural disaster. In the event of some sort of disastrous event, it is always good to have important supplies.

Street Talk


very informative article

  about 1 decade ago
You May Also Like
Water: The Most Overlooked Urban Survival Preparation
If you know anything about "urban survival" then you know it is not about gun toting, camouflage wearing end-of-the-world types. Rather, it is about learning and practicing a skill set of urban survival techniques that will help you get through the rough times ahead. Water is something that we take…
By: Mike Kuykendall in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 21, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Hurricane Season-2011
The 2011 Hurricane season is upon us, it runs from June 1st.. through November. The forecast for the Atlantic and Gulf coast is well above-average activity for the 2011 hurricane season. They are predicting 16 Named Storms, 9 Hurricanes and 5 Major Hurricanes. The states most likely to be affected…
By: JRG in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 05, 2011  
  Likes: 0

What Are Survival Skills And Do I Have Any?
In the world we live in now, people are so dependent on the system and technology that should a crisis occur the vast majority of folks would be in great trouble. Survival skills are nothing new and are basically the same techniques we as humans have used for thousands of…
By: Edward B Safe in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Dec 19, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Leadership: How to View Failure And Losses As Opportunities
Failure and loss can be a great opportunity to learn and grow. It is just a question of addressing the failure with the right mindset. I have over twenty years history as a successful senior leader in health care and as an entrepreneur. I have experienced failures and losses of…
By: James Pullman in  Business  >  Management   Aug 25, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Shaq Is Retiring After 19 Seasons In The NBA
The day of June 1st 2011 will be remembered as the day that one of the biggest names in sports called it quits. You read that right, Shaquille O'Neal, the man who won 4 NBA titles, is finally retiring. Shaq, who turned 39 back in March, made it official earlier…
By: TJ Sands in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jun 01, 2011  
  Likes: 3

Vacation on the Cheap
Summer is the time for families to make memories together. It doesn’t matter what the economy is doing, building strong families has to be our priority. That doesn’t mean throw common sense out the window and whip out the credit card. Charging expenses for a vacation is a short-term benefit.…
By: shelly holt in  Relationships   Jun 18, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Here Are A Few Barking Good Dog Tips
Do you want to own a dog? Do you know what it takes to truly care for your dog in the best way possible? If you think you know it all, but want to learn more, or if you're a novice, this article provides a ton of up-to-date information about…
By: clouie in  Pets  >  Dogs   Aug 16, 2013  
  Likes: 1

Family Survival Training Techeniques
Are you worried about the safety of your family? You should look for ways to prepare your entire family for events such as natural disasters and other dangerous situations. Read this article to learn more about family survival training techniques. Training your entire family for natural disasters and other events…
By: Darrell Stuart in  Home and Family   May 22, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Blast Belly Fat
Do the math When trying to lose weight or even blast belly fat, there are practices that can help you do this. They primarily involve exercising and eating right. Everybody remembers the basic functions of math. One plus one always equals two. In math, there is a scientific equation for…
By: Travis in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Aug 09, 2011  
  Likes: 0

The Latest Skysports News C
Cristiano Ronaldo has had a strange season but was back to his best in Tuesday night's impressive Champions League win over Wolfsburg, according to Guillem Balague. Ronaldo has had an indifferent campaign, but was at his destructive peak at the Bernabeu, netting a hat-trick to bring Real Madrid back from…
By: Rocky Rogers8 in  News and Society  >  Environmental   May 21, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Do Something About It!
For me, there is no worse sound in the world then the "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP' of heavy equipment. It means that something is getting destroyed, and it is usually habitat. Today, as I headed out to do my morning chores on the farm, I noticed a Rappahanock Electric Co-op truck…
By: Shelley5 in  News and Society  >  Environmental   May 18, 2016  
  Likes: 0

High Quality Effort for High Stakes Disaster!
The commodities required during a rescue effort can be extensive. It becomes really difficult to outline how to rate different products and service. However the need is evaluated on the basis of how a certain product can provide an immediate positive impact on the displaced people. Typical products like food…
By: Yang Lee in  News and Society  >  Environmental   May 16, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Do You Need A Personal Trainer Henley - on - thames?
If you have been trying to lose weight, but have not been able to reach your goals, you should consider investing in Personal Training Henley-On-Thames. Even though there are so many ways in which you could manage to reach the desired physique, you should know that this task can be…
By: Sheraton Veranda in  News and Society  >  Environmental   May 05, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Recycling Precious Metals is A Wise Choice
Choosing to recycle any type of precious metal is a wise decision for several reasons. Not only is this type of metal worth money, it is always beneficial to recycle and reuse our resources to sustain our environment. Precious metal comes in many shapes, forms, and colors. Continue reading to…
By: Sarahbeth in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Apr 28, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Tire Disposal And Tire Recycling
The environmental problems have become so widespread that we cannot afford to ignore this anymore. There are many alarming issues as far as the environmental devastation is concerned, and one such threat to your surroundings is caused by the inappropriate utilization of tires that are worn out. Although people keep…
By: Gerard Kamen in  News and Society  >  Environmental   Apr 12, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2530    Report this Article