STORING FOOD
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IN DARE TO PREPARE — 5th EDITION


In the land of plenty it's easy to be too dependent on our grocery stores. Ever notice prior to a storm or holiday how stores' supplies rapidly dwindle? We think of stocking up right before a big snowstorm or hurricane, but lose sight of this need when it's warm and sunny.

Natural disasters, layoffs, illness preventing employment and terrorists don't tell time or consult us for convenience. Should disaster strike with roads impassable, how would delivery trucks bring that fresh produce, milk and meat? How soon would grocery stores be picked clean of canned goods and bottled water? How long would their meats and refrigerated items last with no electricity? No longer than ours.

The average American home keeps less than one week of food on hand and generally NO water. The average grocery store has only 36 hours of product before it must restock. Most federal, state and local governments, as well as many emergency prep sites like the Red Cross, suggest that 72 hours of extra food and water is adequate. We don't think so. While there is no reason to go overboard, if people only have a 72 hour supply, and half for the stores, what will you do on Day 4 while the grocery restocks? What if you have company when a disaster hits? What about neighbors that haven't prepared? Could you let them go hungry? Have you remembered your pets? They need food and water too.

If your budget can withstand a little stretching, food storage planning would be a good idea.

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