2005/09/10

Be prepared

WATER

A three-day supply of water for everyone in your home. The Red Cross recommends one gallon per person per day. Don't forget your pets. Store the water in opaque plastic containers such as soft drink bottles and put it somewhere easy to reach after the shaking stops. Change this water every six months and treat with chlorine bleach when you use it.

FOOD

Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables.
Canned juices, milk, soup
Sugar, salt, pepper
High energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix; foods that will not increase thirst.
Vitamins
Foods for infants, elderly, persons with special dietary needs
Comfort/stress foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags.
Pet food, at least one ounce per animal pound per day.
Avoid foods like rice, pasta and dry beans that require a great deal of water to prepare. Remember to restock your food once a year.


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