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Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family Part 2

Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family

How can you create a worthy disaster kit for your family?

In our previous discussion, we talked about the two essential parts of a disaster kit: food and water.




We learned that stocked food for disasters and other emergency situations should be nutritious, high in calories (for obvious reasons) and can easily be
stored with minimal chance of spoilage.

In today’s blog post, we’re going to continue our exploration of the modern disaster kit by outlining some essential guidelines for storing food and
producing drinkable water during emergencies. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

How can you keep emergency food fresh and safe?

Sadly, good food was meant by Mother Nature to “go bad” fairly quickly. Luckily, we have more than one option for survival food.

Fresh food will obviously be of limited use during the prolonged aftermath of a disaster, so we’re essentially limited to dried/preserved food and sealed
commercial food products.

Here are some expert tips to keep your food stash edible, clean and most importantly, safe:

1. Emergency food doesn’t have to be placed in a plastic box along with other disaster supplies. You can put them in an elevated shelf where the food will be
relatively cool and far from direct sunlight.

2. Food should never be stored in open containers, plates or bowls. All emergency food should be stored in closed containers such as zip-lock bags and
plastic canisters with tight covers. You can also use glass jars with screwed-on covers (e.g. mason jars of different sizes).

3. Containers such as boxes, foil packs and jars should be opened as neatly and carefully as possible so you can re-close them easily. During a disaster,
exposed food can be a hotbed of bacteria and disease. Keep your food safe! (Disaster Preparedness)

4. Left-over food can be kept safe from contamination by wrapping them tightly in clear plastic. Place these wrapped parcels in plastic containers with lids
or covers.

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3 months supply Freeze Dried Survival Food Kit for Emergency Preparedness

5. Dry food and ingredients such table sugar, salt, nuts and grains should be removed from their foil or plastic packets and transferred to larger and more
durable containers with covers. In the event that you don’t have larger containers, refer to guideline # 3.

6. Basic inspection should be carried out before consuming food from an emergency stash. Use your sight and smell to determine the freshness of food if no
expiration date is indicated.

7. Food in disaster kits should be replaced periodically, preferably every half year. This will ensure that 100% of the food in your disaster kit will be
usable when an actual emergency occurs.




8. Add one bottle of multivitamins to your food stash to ensure that your family will have adequate trace nutrients during a prolonged evacuation or
separation from your home.

9. Rationing food is necessary to prolong scarce food supplies. To prevent fatigue and sickness, each member should have at least one full meal with plenty
of calories every day. Smaller meals may be rationed as activity winds down toward the evening. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

How can you produce clean, drinking water during an emergency?

During disasters, people use up more energy due to the extra physical activities that need to be carried out (e.g. evacuation, setting up temporary shelters,
etc.) Regular hydration will become an immediate concern as we cannot survive for long without clean, drinkable water.

Below are some basic reminders when attempting to produce clean water:

1. During times of disaster, no single emergency procedure can produce completely clean water.

Keep that in mind when you drink water that’s been disinfected or purified – there’s going to be some bacteria and maybe sediments left in your water. This
is not something to be afraid of but rather, it’s a reality that we should all be prepared to face.

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Water Purifier (3-Litre)

2. If you have access to running water but are unsure if any of existing plumbing has been damaged, you may try boiling water to kill most of the bacteria
that can cause diarrhea and other water-borne illnesses.

Bacteria does not remove solid sediments such as soil from water so if there are visible contaminants, be sure to filter the water with several layers of
cloth before boiling.

3. Another method of purifying water is through distillation. Pour water into a pot and place the cover upside down, with a cup hanging from the handle of
the pot. Evaporated water will eventually distill and drop back into the cup. Larger contaminants will not be able to evaporate along with the water.

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Nano filtration Water Purifier

4. Unscented bleach may also be used to disinfect water if no other purifying method is available. Instructions for water purification using bleach tend to
vary from manual to manual.

The average quantity of bleach needed is about 15 drops for every 1 gallon of water.

Let the bleach perform its work for one hour before inspecting the water. If the water doesn’t smell slightly of bleach, you may have to disinfect again with
half as much bleach for another half hour before you can safely consume the water. (Emergency Preparedness Plan For Family)

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How can you begin preparing your family for different disasters?

 




All types of disasters share the following key characteristics: (1) they can cause mass panic and chaos in affected communities, (2) some disasters can
affect the availability of clean water, gas supply lines and electricity and (3) many disasters are unpredictable and extremely difficult to control,
especially if the disaster is caused by Mother Nature herself. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

 

With these three undeniable facts in mind, it’s obvious that the most essential step in survival training, if you already have a family, is to prepare each
family member for the onset of different disaster as soon as possible.

In order to be fully prepared, you should consider natural and man made disasters as potential dangers at any point during the year.

Why should you be vigilant about disasters?

The fact of the matter is that disasters tend to strike quickly and without warning; this applies to both natural and man

made disasters. Natural disasters
such as earthquakes and flooding can wipe out whole sections of mega cities easily – that’s how powerful nature is.

To ensure your family’s survival they need to be conditioned to adapt the survival mindset so they will be calm and confident during an actual disaster.

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What is your first line of defense during a disaster?

Your first line of defense during a disaster is your knowledge of disaster preparedness and the emergency supplies, tools and equipment that you’ve prepared
in advance. Disaster supply kits are invaluable during an actual disaster, most especially if you have to evacuate your family to a safer location. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

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supply kit bug out bag

What is a disaster supply kit?

A disaster supply kit isn’t just a box filled with food and water.

It should be a complete survival system that also contains medicine and various survival tools and emergency supplies.

There should ideally be two disaster supply kits: a large, comprehensive one that is closest to your family (at home) and an emergency disaster kit that
should have a permanent place in your family vehicle.(Disaster Preparedness  Plan For Family)

The kit/s at home should contain the most valuable supplies, tools and equipment. You can revise and modify your disaster kit/s whenever you wish.

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contingency kit

The one in the car is a contingency kit that you can use in the event that you are unable to utilize the one at home (e.g. you have no more time to gather
the kit before evacuating). It should also be equipped with essential items such as canned & dried food, water purifying tablets, etc.  (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

What are the most essential items in a disaster kit?

 

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The most important supplies in a disaster kit are food and water.

When you’re stockpiling food for a disaster kit, make sure that the food is familiar, easy to open and consume and sealed. There is no need to buy unfamiliar
food such as military-style rations. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

The psychological impact of any disaster can be severe so it would help greatly if your family can reach for food they’re familiar with. Just having
something that is familiar can help a distraught family member mentally recover from the trauma of being in the middle of a disaster.

While many people stock canned or boxed food for disasters, you can also explore canning and preserving food for later use. Knowing how to preserve food is
an excellent way to be self-sufficient. Plus, homemade preserved food is more natural and healthier than processed food items!

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What type of food should be kept in a disaster kit?

The type of food store in a disaster kit should be: nutritious, high in calories, easy to consume and can be readily stored again. It can be difficult to
find a variety of food items that have these exact characteristics so just try your best to find food that will sustain your family for at least 10 days.

I’ve met some survivalists who store at least six months worth of food items in their own survival stashes.

Six months worth of food may sound excessive but the key point here is that you’re preparing for uncertain conditions after a disaster. You never know the
conditions of your community after a disaster so having plenty of stored food is a logical choice if you’re preparing for an emergency.

If you are unsure as to how you can go about preparing for a disaster, I highly recommend speaking to your family about it so that you can plan and implement
as a unit. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

During a disaster, you have to learn to trust and depend on each other so that everyone can stay safe.

It,s not just natural disasters we need to prepare for one of the most dangers threats to society, and life itself, is our fellow humans when you watch the news each day.You see riots, violent, senseless murders, and acts of terrorism, over the past few years, these crimes have become part. Of everyday life, and the only question is….. how long will it take before the riots become too much for the police or army to handle..? A crumbling economy is putting more and more people out of work, which means more and more kids of the “lost generation” are growing up in poverty and when oil prices are hiked up by outside forces,we can no longer afford to travel, work, or even feed ourselves… which creates pure SURVIVAL mode in every single family across America and beyond. Lack of jobs prospects,no education and no food or water sends vigilantes onto the streets….. and from there, you’re on your own, but riots aren’t always triggered by

economic reasons, in recent years, we’ve seen hugely destructive riots in England, US, Argentina, France and many other countries, triggered by racial tensions too. What starts out as a peaceful protest, quickly escalates to full blown street warfare… with thousands of angry kids smashing,looting; stabbing, stealing and terrorizing their fellow neighbors and citizens. As racial tensions continue to rise thanks to the provocative global media,along with socio-economic strain, it’s only a matter of time before we see chaos on our streets and doorsteps once again. And when hundreds of rioters turns to thousands of angry kids on the streets, smashing and grabbing for their own survival, smashing your windows and kicking down your door, and there’s not enough police to come to your rescue, what will you do?. Many people think they’re prepared for the worst, but in this short video, an US Army officer reveals how 7 out of 8 home defense strategies will get KILLED….and  the one strategy you MUST deploy to keep your family alive when angry mobs come  after your possessions, your food, or your loved ones. (Disaster Preparedness Plan For Family)

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