A reusable water bottle 24oz or larger made from aluminum or Triton plastic (Triton plastic is BPA free, durable, and you can put boiling hot water inside without having it melt or have BPA floating around-excess material shedding). Filled with water and readily available at all times. Prevents dehydration promotes mental alertness.
For example, is every member of the family a good swimmer? If not, get them into swimming lessons immediately to make sure that by the end of the summer, the answer to that question will be yes. The rest of the family can get involved by going to the pool for a “swim night” every other night or so to help the ones who are taking lessons practice what they are learning, and not give up until every last member of the family is capable of surviving a boat upset in the middle of the lake. A celebration with ice cream as soon as this goal is reached would be a great finish for this activity.
Pepper loses its flavor and bite after it is ground. The fine powder in the jars at the grocery is tasty on its own and is good for applications where you want the flavor of the pepper to be lost in the dish. Fresh-ground pepper has a sharp, awakening quality to it that, like salt, brings out the flavors of a dish while also keeping its own flavor note intact. Use it on salads, meats, and buttered corn on the cob.
GPS units are nice and handy, in fact they’re great for finding that alternative route out of dodge when the highways are a parking lot of panicked drivers. Howver, I personally prefer to use GPS units solely in my car when I know I’ve got a constant power source. I’d hate to be off in the woods relying on a GPS unit to find my way to safety and have the unit fail because the batteries died.
One of these places you should not store food for a urban survival situation is your attic. The attic will get very hot in the summer and could cause the food to go bad. Even in the winter it could be a poor place to store food because of freezing temperatures.
Those who are not ready with Preparedness preparedness could face terrible difficulties in adverse situations. The food shortage can make them weak and feeble. Kids, seniors and people suffering from multiple diseases could not wait for the food supply to resume hence they would suffer the most. Do not let this happen to your family as you can stock food for use in future.
It is important to know the location of the valve that cuts off water to your house. It is likely very close to your water meter. Fixtures, such as toilets and sinks, may also have individual shut-off valves. Everyone in your household should know where cut-off valves are located and how to turn them off in the event of an emergency.
By implementing these simple, yet essential steps, you and your family can enjoy the peace of mind of having adequate food supplies at your home. You will also be protecting your food investment by keeping your food free of insects, mold, etc. By starting a home food storage program today, you will also be hedging yourself against higher and higher food costs, or even a food shortage. Don’t wait. Start today. Keep your food storage safe.