If you’ve been following me for a while you know how strongly I feel about emergency preparedness. Being prepared goes hand in hand with maintaining your health. It doesn’t matter how far you can run or how many burpees you can bust out if you don’t have your health. In light of this Ebola craziness, I’ve put together an emergency preparedness list for you. Please give serious consideration to the items on this list in any type of widespread emergency for the protection of yourself and your family.
The pandemic supplies listed here cover situations ranging from minor disturbances in your daily life, all the way up to worst case scenarios where assistance is prolonged or help is NOT on the way due to a total interruption of public services, such as police, fire, ambulance, doctor, medication, etc. Also included are supply suggestions to cover a disruption in other critical services such as grocery stores, electricity, clean water running through your pipes, gasoline, etc.
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NON-PERISHABLE FOODS / FOODS WITH LONG SHELF LIFE
- Powered milk*
- White rice* (brown rice goes rancid quicker)
- Canned goods
- Canned butter
- Powered eggs
- Cheese dipped in red wax (no refrigeration needed)
- Freeze dried meats (very expensive but has 15-year shelf life)
- Sugar, salt and other spices
- Baby formula, baby food, etc.
- Bottled Water and 55-gallon water barrel to store larger volume of water.
- Sawyer PointONE Water Filtration Kit: Used in African villages. Scoop water out of a pond, lake etc., and filter into a secondary bucket for clean drinking water.
- Bucket for water collection
- Water purification tablets