Do you want to know how to be prepared for any emergency or disaster? I have been reading the newspaper, hearing the news on the TV and radio about Syria. My heart is telling me to get the word out to remind people to be prepared for the unexpected disaster or emergency. This can be unemployment, medical issues, or right now it could be something even worse……
It’s hard to know where to start and a tight budget can make it even harder, but doing something is better than doing nothing.
Please get some water stored. TODAY! Please encourage your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. Trust me, you will be glad you did. Please encourage the members of your faith to do something to be prepared for the unexpected. This message is from my heart to your heart……
How To Be Prepared For Any Emergency Or Disaster
Having emergency/food and water storage can give you peace of mind, so you can start by:
- Buying one can at a time (if you had purchased $5-$20 worth of supplies every month last year, you would be farther ahead than you are right now.
- Buy a large backpack for a 72-hour kit; fill it with one or two items at a time. If you can’t afford a backpack start using a box, or bag. Just get something and start working on those kits.
- Buy an extra item or two when you shop.
- Buy in bulk with other families/friends and split costs.
- Buy it all at once if you can afford to.
- Store what you eat and eat what you store.
- Buy a variety of canned fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and proteins. Make sure you are rotating them, and check expiration dates. Canned goods are usually only good for one to two years.
- Don’t forget non-food items such as Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Tooth Brushes, Dish Soap, Shampoo, etc.
- Rotate and replace—use some of your items at least twice a week and replace those items.
- Grow a garden or join a produce co-op.
These are just simple ideas to get started to be prepared for the unexpected.