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Stocking Food and Water

It is just as important to stock a supply of food in case of an emergency as it is to have a natural remedy kit on hand. The items to consider: Water—stock at least one gallon of water per person per day, for at least 10 days for both drinking and sanitation. NSP sells great 3 & 5 gallon healthy water bottles. Food—stock at least a 10 day supply of non-perishable food items. (You can buy 50 lb. bags of rice at Sam‟s Club and beans at your local farm elevator. A 10 day supply is the minimum recommended to stock; some sources will tell you to stock a supply of food and water that will provide for a 3 month to 6 month period.

Other notes: Keep stored food in a cool, dry place. You can also store rice and beans, etc., in recycled glass or plastic containers for meal-sized portions. Storage of stocked food in rubbermaid containers is also great. This will allow for ease of transportation, if necessary, and is helpful for protecting food from water and mice. It is also a good idea to change your stored food and water supplies approximately every 6 months. Be sure to mark your
containers with the date on which you are storing them. As part of a preparedness plan,
knowing that you have basic food and water supplies during an emergency is very comforting.