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to all the preppers out there ,i need advice?
im new to prepping and well im looking to stock up on different foods and stuff like first aid and such.i just need advice on how to store water,what kind of foods to store and how. also any homemade ideas like fire starters and stuff like that.i believe we will have an economic colapse and i want to be ready for it. any advice is welcome.
Water is an essential element to survival and a necessary item in an emergency supplies kit. Following a disaster, clean drinking water may not be available. Your regular water source could be cut-off or compromised through contamination. Prepare yourself by building a supply of water that will meet your family’s needs during an emergency, also make sure and have a water filter on hand.
-One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
-Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
-A medical emergency might require additional water.
-If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary, water needs can double.
-Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
Consider the following things when putting together your emergency food supplies:
-Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
-Choose foods your family will eat.
-Remember any special dietary needs.
-Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
-Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.
Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils.
Suggested Emergency Food Supplies
The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand.
-Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
-Protein or fruit bars
-Dry cereal or granola
-Non-perishable pasteurized milk
-High energy foods
-Food for infants
Have a bug out bag or survival kit prepared in case you need to leave your home.
Items for your survival kit should be packed in a waterproof pack that can be easily accessed and found in the event of an emergency. There are many styles of quality survival kits on the market so you’re bound to find one that fits your needs or one to add your personal touches to.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
-Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
-Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
-Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
-Flashlight and extra batteries
-First aid kit
-Whistle to signal for help
-Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
-Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
-Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
-Manual can opener for food
-Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items:
-Prescription medications and glasses
-Infant formula and diapers
-Pet food and extra water for your pet
-Cash or traveler’s checks and change
-Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container.
-Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or free information from this web site.
-Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
-Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
-Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted, nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant.
-Matches in a waterproof container
-Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
-Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
-Paper and pencil
-Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Another thing would be items for barter, if the money is no good then you need things or services to trade with. Such things would be silver, gold, alcohol, medical supplies and some sort of skill that people would find useful such as small engine repair or electrician.
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