Survival must haves
Our modern society provides us with
resources provided by a maintained infrastructure. But what would you do if a
disaster interrupted your ability to refrigerate, or draw running, treated water
from a tap?
Emergency food and water supplies are necessary to for you
and your family's survival in a disaster. The following is a list of ten
recommended food and water supplies:
Emergency Water Pouches: Mayday Industries produces US Coast Guard Approved
survival water pouches that can be carried on your person without any concerns
about water temperatures. This is good to keep with you when traveling between
your home and any destination where drinking water us unavailable during a
Clean Water Containers: In the event that you must capture rain water or other
source, you must have clean, marked water containers for the proper storage.
Five gallon collapsible water containers are available through
survival-goods.com which store easily and folded out for use in storing and
transporting drinking water.
Water Preserver: This is a concentrated product that can treat up to fifty-five
gallons of drinking water, allowing fresh water to be stored up to five years
at a time.
Survival food packs: Our suppliers offer a variety of
life-sustaining, ready-made, non-perishable foods that can be ordered by
component or in kit form. These are specified by servings, or by
people-per-day. Companies such as Wise Foods and Mayday Industries produce
packaged food and survival bars to see a person or family through any crisis
during a disaster.
Canned Goods: These foods include canned meat, vegetables, and fruit that are
preserved in sturdy aluminum containers that have the proteins and vitamins
needed to sustain your energy and health in the event of disaster. Ensure that
you keep a manually operated opening tool on hand and that you are familiar
with its operation.
Comfort foods: Hard candy and chocolate bars are helpful in sustaining energy
through the burning of sugar, and taste good. This is helpful in keeping
positive morale with the small children in your group. Ensure that this serves
as a supplement to your more important food sources.
Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplements: Over-the counter multi-vitamins and
mineral supplements will replace and sustain elements in your body that may
become depleted during a disaster.
Drink mixes and coffee: Energy-sustaining drinks such as Gatorade help with the
replenishment of electrolytes, which aid in balancing water retention in the
human body, preventing dehydration. Coffee, though not needed to survive, is
important if you regularly drink coffee for stimulation. Both also help with
maintaining a good level of morale.
Food Seasoning: Should the duration of a disaster outlast the food supplies on
hand, it may be necessary to become "creative" in supplying food for
yourself and your family from the local environment. Maintain a varied
assortment of food seasoning to help make your food palatable.
Bottled Water: Bottled water from the supermarket in single serving or jugs is
good to keep on hand in the event of a disaster. This water should be kept out
of sunlight to prevent any microbial life forms from contaminating the water at
higher temperatures. Water is the most important supply to have in any situation, make sure to have something on hand in case your current water supply wont last as long as you need with the KATADYN Water Purification Tablets.