Emergency Supplies and Preparedness

Yes, this is an art blog and no, this is not a posting about art.

We live in San Francisco and several months ago, we decided we had best be prepared in case the big “shake” happened sooner rather than later. Yep, we’ve been living on borrowed time!

I’m the researcher in the family so while Don did the heavy lifting, I spent quite a bit of time at the computer researching options and what’s needed to ride out an emergency. One must think about these things and Hurricane Sandy really brought it into focus! Water, food, and shelter–the 3 basic necessities.

I encourage you to set aside some time and focus on how to provide for you and your family the necessities during an emergency. We found a great gravity feed water filter system and dehydrated or freeze-dried food supplies are great for long-term storage.

As a convenience for you, here’s a link so you can head on over and check out the food stuffs at The Freeze Dried Guy.

This is a topic that most of us really don’t want to think about however, if something does hit where you live, do you want to be caught unprepared? I sure don’t! Now that we are prepared, it’s a great feeling knowing that if something does happen, we can eat, we’ll have fresh water, and we’ll be able to shelter ourselves.  If nothing happens, we’ll have some extra food and some water.  Oh, and we can use the tent for camping on weekends.

One of the Proverbs tells us to remember the ant how it stores away food during the summer……  I’m an ant!  Hope you will be, too.

Blessings and peace for you and your family this Christmas!