Become a Preparedness Pro
There is a great deal of uncertainty in the world, and it is vital that we prepare for the unforeseen. Natural disasters and power outages can strike like a flash of lightening at any time. By making a survival list, and stocking up on the necessities now, we can protect ourselves, our families, and others who will be in need when the time comes.Be prepared, and plan ahead.
Stock and store food, water, and basic goods for a minimum of two weeks, but ideally much longer. These time frames may sound excessive now, but in the moment of a disaster, when all stores are shut down or obliterated by a natural disaster, there is no electricity, no running water, no internet, no telephones, and millions of people around you are desperately in need of basic provisions, you will be infinitely grateful for your preparation and foresight.
Even if you have a small window of warning before disaster strikes, for example a 48 hour Hurricane Watch, you can be sure that all stores within your area will immediately sell out of necessities as thousands of people flock to the stores because they didn’t prepare ahead of time.
Become a preparedness pro. Start now, and ensure your family’s emergency survival. Stock items throughout your house or apartment, under beds, in closets, in the kitchen, under the sinks. Use any extra space for disaster preparedness storage. Also, keep extra provisions, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and stockpiles of food and water in your car if you have one.
Stock and Store
It will be beneficial to have extensive stockpiles of food, water, and the following miscellaneous items for bartering. This may seem like a foreign concept now, but when disaster strikes, if you have a service or a good that someone needs, you may give items away, or you may need to barter your good of service for something someone else has that you need.
- Water is essential. Each person needs one gallon per day for drinking and basic sanitation. Start buying and storing water NOW! Again, stock up for a minimum of two weeks, one gallon per person per day.
- Water filtration system. Buy one NOW, so that if your are in a long-term disaster scenario, you can have continuous access to clean water for yourself and your family. This will also be a useful bartering tool, as you can give away or barter access to clean water to others who need it.
Prepare by stocking food that requires NO ELECTRICITY to consume. If you know how to build a fire, or you have a portable solar generator, you may be able to plug in electronics like a hotplate, but it is best to plan for a no electricity scenario.
- Energy bars with a long shelf-life like Luna Bars, Cliff Bars, Larabars, etc.
- Nut butters, ideally organic.
- Canned foods such as tuna, salmon, organic canned beans, organic soups, etc.
- Soymilk, Nutmilks, Coconut milks, dry milk, and any sort of milk that doesn’t require refrigeration.
- Nuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, dried coconut flakes, etc.
- Pet food
- Infant formula, diapers, bottles, etc.
- Store and save non-GMO seeds that you can plant once the dust settles in a disaster scenario. You can grow your own garden, feed your family and loved ones, and even give away or barter your food to the community around you.
Types of seeds to store:
- Your favorite fruits and vegetables
- Herbs, spices
- Echinacea, and other herbs and flowering plants that can be used as medicine.
Medical and Emergency Equipment:
- First aid kits
- Medications, antibiotics, pain relievers, both for yourself, your family, and for possible bartering.
- Dust Masks, to filter dust or debris
- Portable Fire extinguisher
Misc. Items for you, your family, and for bartering:
- Gold or silver, as your country’s currency might be worthless when disaster strikes.
- Flashlight, LED flashlights are ideal
- Can openers
- Sleeping bags and pillows for each person
- Spare copies of personal identification, insurance information, banking information all stored in a waterproof container.
- Extra clothes for various weather conditions
- Toiletries like toothbrushes, wash clothes and towels, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, contact solution, feminine supplies, etc.
- Moist toilettes to wash hands, face, etc.
- Toilet paper, enough for you, your family, and to barter if necessary
- Swiss Army knife (one or more)
- Sewing kit
- Flares to signal for help
- Whistles, to signal for help, or communicate from a long distance
- Small tool kit
- Maps and a compass, again there may be no electricity, no cell phone service, no internet access, no GPS, etc.
- Portable board games, decks of cards, etc.
- Portable Solar generator
- Portable generator
St Alegis is a benevolent community dedicated to sustainability and self-reliance through non-GMO seeds, home gardening, clean water, and alternative power sources such as solar energy. Together, we are taking action in this hour of pressing need.