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Stockpiling – Preparing for Natural Disasters or Emergency

Preparing for Natural Disasters or Emergency. There are many reasons why we stockpile. The number one reason is to save our family money however there is another reason. We like the feeling of knowing that our family is able to survive in case of an emergency.

Stockpile to Prepare for Natural Disasters or Emergency

We know that our family could survive for at least 6 months with the items that we currently have stockpiled, if not longer. Feeling confident that your family would be able to survive in the case of a disaster or emergency gives you significant peace of mind.

Stockpiling – Preparing for Natural Disasters or Emergency

In addition to our stockpile of canned items at any given time we have 5 gallons of milk, 10 loaves of bread, 5, 1/2 gallons of orange juice as well as several cartons of eggs frozen in our deep freezer. Stockpiling gives us the ability to know that our family would be able to survive in case of an emergency whether that is a natural disaster or a job loss. We are not including this to scare you but just to make you aware that stockpiling has another benefit for your family in addition to saving money. You should be prepared for your family in case of a crisis, loss of employment, natural disaster or emergency.

In addition to your grocery stockpile, you should also stockpile water and batteries.  Other ideas that you may need in case of an emergency would include a generator, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, moist towelettes, garbage bags and a hand powered can opener.

Be sure to check out this post on how to Utilize Your Freezer in our 7 Days of Stockpiling Series. How to freeze eggs, milk, cheese and more!

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  1. Be sure to have some snacks or foods that can be comforting under stressful conditions, especially for kids. If you have milk, make some instant pudding, etc. I’ll be doing a lot of dehydrating and canning this summer. Dont forget food for your pets too and some treats. Pets will be under stress along with the rest of the family.

  2. Don’t forget a space blanket. Many times people have to sleep outside after a disaster. The space blankets take up little room and can keep you nice and warm.

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