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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Preparing for Emergencies with Canned Water

The past 2 1/2 years have taught my hubby and I a lot about being prepared for emergencies! Just in the past few years, we have been hit with an earthquake, two hurricanes, one tropical storm, one snow blizzard and three ice storms. I guess that is what we get for living along the east coast!

One of the things we realized is that we needed to stock up on canned water and found a great site online at cannedwater who sells canned purified drinking water. This water is for emergency use and sure does come in handy when you have an emergency going on!

This canned water can be used for drinking water, for cooking and for personal hygiene like brushing your teeth and for taking your medications. It's a must have when you are facing an emergency and will be without safe running water for days on end.

In addition to having canned water, you will need non-perishable food and snacks. The food that you have on hand should be food that doesn't need cooked (incase your electrical power is out too). You should have at least 3 days on non-perishable foods on hand, but in my personal opinion, one week is best!

Keep copies of all of your important papers, financial records, etc. in a fireproof and water-tight lock box incase of an emergency. If you take any type of over-the-counter and/or prescription medicines, have at least a one week supply on hand for an emergency.

Stock up on batteries, flash lights, lanterns, matches, lighters, warm blankets, rain coats, etc. Keep these emergency items in a water-tight storage container and within easy reach incase of an emergency.

Hurricane and Tornado season is coming and we are replenishing our emergency supplies! How about you?