Emergency Preparation

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Basic

First Aid

Supplies

Disaster

Supplies

Kit

Emergency

Water

Supply &

Storage

Food

Storage

Guidelines

Food

Storage For

2 People

for $260

per Year

 

Taking your

Food

Storage

For a Test

Drive

Go Kit-

ARES

72-Hour

KIT

LDS

Preparedness

Manual

 

Preparedness

Test

1. Carrying case: Any type of case that you have around the house (even an old purse

will do). I prefer to use a small plastic toolbox or tackle box. Use zip lock bags for items.

 

2. Band-aids: include 12 to 18 band-aids of various sizes

 

3. Adhesive Tape: Include 2 rolls of tape. 1 roll should be ½ inch and the other should

be 1 inch.

 

4. 4 X 4 gauze dressings: include 12 of these individually wrapped sterile pads.

 

5. 2 X 2 gauze dressings: include 12 of these individually wrapped sterile dressings.

 

6. Roller Gauze (Kling): Include 4 rolls of each / 4 inch / 3 inch / 2 inch

 

9. Ace Bandage: Include 1 - 4 inch roll. This can be used for strains and sprains and

also doubles as a pressure bandage to control bleeding.

 

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. A highway spill or hazardous material could mean evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity, and telephones-for days.

 

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives?

 

 

 

Concerns about water supply and storage top the list of questions I am most frequently asked. To help motivate people who have not yet begun planning for a emergency, I usually suggest two easy starting points: place a pair of shoes under the bed (so that you don't shred your feet on broken glass), and please store water.

 

Water: The Essential Nutrient

 

 From a strictly survival point of view, water is the most important element for your body's

survival. A person can lose all reserve carbohydrate and fat, and about half the body's protein without being in real danger. A loss of only 10 percent to 22 percent body weight as water is fatal.

 

 

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How important is proper food storage? It can help you:

◆ Preserve food quality, including nutrients, flavor and texture;

 

◆ Make the most of your food dollar by preventing spoilage; and

 

◆ Prevent food-borne illness caused by harmful bacteria.

 

To store food properly, you need to know not only how to store foods, but also how long they will be safe and of high quality.

 

The quality of fresh meat or produce when it is acquired greatly affects how long it can be stored without spoilage or loss of quality. The storage times in this publication assume that foods are fresh and desirable when acquired. Remember that stored foods are never fresher than when first put into storage.

 

HOW TO CREATE A FOOD STORAGE SUPPLY FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE … FOR AS LITTLE AS $5 PER WEEK

 

People who live in America rarely consider the need for building up a food supply to offset a national crisis, such as a devastating war or a natural disaster, simply because food in the United States is so readily available and easy to obtain.

 

However, if something terrible did happen and supermarkets did not remain open, people who planned ahead – like you, for instance – would have the ability to survive and overcome the food shortage. This is not to suggest that Armageddon lies ahead, but it is always wise to prepare for the unexpected and the unforeseen.

 

And now … you can do just that.  A recent article appearing in a survivalist magazine provided the blueprint for building a substantial and nourishing food supply over a 52-week period. Importantly, the foods that can sustain you and your spouse can be bought once each week for about $5 (perhaps a bit more if prices in your area have risen).

 

 

You have been packing away food religiously for a couple of months.  Your pantry is getting full.  You even have some tomato sauce put up from last year's garden in the basement!  But you still have some nagging worry that you will not be able to feed your family in the event of a crisis.

 

Well -  you might be right! Anyone who has had to eat the same meal several days in a row will tell you that quantity alone does not a well-balanced diet create.  I even remember one especially crazy family move as a child when we ate pizza every night for a week in order to have enough time to pack.  Even pizza got old after about the third night!

 

The only way to be sure that any plan will work is to test it, and the same is true with your food supplies.  So how do you try out your food storage success without a true emergency?  Take it for a test-drive in these easy steps:

GO-KIT

As in PACARC ARES EmComm Plan for Anderson County

 

The following list of radio communication equipment is designed as a basic “comm-kit” or “go-kit” for use with an amateur HF transceiver, and VHF and/or UHF handheld transceiver.

 

Most supplies are listed under the VHF/UHF section.

 

HF

 

1. HF Transceiver and Power Supply

 

2. Antenna Tuner and SWR Bridge

 

3. Antenna analyzer

 

4. Multiple pieces of short coax

 

5. Coax barrel connectors

 

 

 

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Food and Water

(3 day supply of food & water per person

when no refrigeration/cooking is available)

 Protein/Granola Bars

 Trail Mix/Dried Fruit

 Crackers/Cereals (for munching)

 Canned Tuna, Beans, Meat, Vienna

Sausages, etc (“pop-top” cans might leak/

explode & Jerky can “flavor” other items)

 Canned Juice

 Candy/Gum (Jolly ranchers can melt &

mint gum might “flavor” other items)

 Water (1 Gallon/4 Liters per person)

 

Bedding and Clothing

 Change of Clothing (short and long

sleeve shirts, pants, socks, jackets, etc.)

 Undergarments

 Rain Coat /Poncho

 Blankets and Emergency Heat Blankets

 

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Index

THINKING ABOUT GETTING STARTED

 

3 Preface

 

6 Book of Gomer Parable, Author Unknown

 

8 Preparing for a repeat of Haun’s Mill, By Roger K. Young

 

16 Preparedness Test, by One Heart Inc.

 

17 Deluxe 96 Hour Kit, By Glenn A. Anderson

 

FOOD STORAGE

20 Food Storage, by Chris Parrett

 

22 BARE-MINIMUM Food Storage Requirements, by Chris Parrett

 

23 Do you Really have a Year’s Supply??, By Chris Parrett

 

 

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PREPAREDNESS TEST

 

1. Has your family rehearsed fire escape routes from your home?

 

2. Does your family know what to do before, during, and after a tornado or  hurricane or other emergency situation?

 

3. Do you have heavy objects hanging over beds that can fall during an tornado or hurricane?

 

4. Do you have access to an operational flashlight in every occupied bedroom? (use of candles is not recommended unless you are sure there is no leaking gas)

 

5. Do you keep shoes near your bed to protect your feet against broken glass?

 

 

 

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