Bought any powdered eggs or dehydrated milk lately? Why not? These would be two very useful items on a survivalist’s grocery list, followed by canned meats, flour, wheat, rice, beans, canned cheese and butter, etc. If the answer is no, you are not prepared for survival in an emergency. And if your country experienced a national man-made or natural disaster, you would be one of many wishing that they had purchased not only nonperishable food stuffs but also essential survival items.

With impending nuclear disaster, terrorist attacks, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, major riots or any other disaster that would cause a panicked rush on grocery stores, hardware stores, gas stations, etc., you may not have the time or the opportunity to do your survival preparedness shopping after such a disaster strikes. Many disasters are accompanied by roving gangs, riots, looting, curfews, power failures, blackouts, shortages of all kinds, hyper-inflation and -- depending on the disaster and its duration -- could be accompanied by possible widespread famine and disease.

Most people do not have extra food and water stored up, including survival tools and supplies. Many disasters result in the loss of utilities such as electric and gas, with water being the most critical. Water is the most important item for survival and few people have any reserve supply whatsoever. The food in your refrigerators and freezers will perish in two or three days without ice and much of the food in your pantry needs to be cooked such as rice, beans, oatmeal, etc. Do you own a camp stove or barbeque, and if so, how many days will the fuel last?

In addition to water storage, you should invest in at least six months of nonperishable food items such as flour, rice, beans, oatmeal, powdered eggs, canned or powdered milk, canned meats, fish, cheese, butter, etc. If you need to leave the area in a hurry, you should have an adequate supply of dried or dehydrated foods since they are light in weight, last for many months and are extremely nutritious and delicious. You should have a good first-aid kit, emergency crank radio for NORAD public announcements, portable hand pump reverse osmosis water filter, flashlight with extra batteries, a solar sun oven for cooking food and a solar oven dehydrator kit for preserving food by drying it. A sun oven reaches and maintains a temperature of 350 degrees and can cook a five-pound chicken in 1-1/2 hours or two loaves of bread in 45 minutes. Think of all the savings that dehydrating food will give you!

You should have an emergency plan for the family, such as where you will all meet after disaster strikes and all communication is lost. You should have small emergency packs with a change of clothes, two days’ supply of food and water, etc. In the event you need to leave the neighborhood quickly, you will not be leaving with just the clothes on your back.

Please do not put it off any longer, for your sake and your family’s start preparing today. Log on today to get started with an abundance of free preparedness information.

Author's Bio: 

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