Important Things To Know Before a Disaster
First, Food Storage
While not the most crucial item for longevity (that would be breathable air followed quite closely by water), food is nonetheless a necessity for health and hope. Before you can begin a stockpile of edibles, you need a place to put it all. As you’ll most likely be dealing with a great many cans, barrels and bottles, you need ample space. A basement or a large storage room will work provided they stay dry and at a constant temperature so not to encourage mold growth; you can even rent a storage unit nearby though keeping items on your personal property is preferred.
The First 72 hours
The world is an uncertain place. Although this may not be breaking news, many people argue that the dawn of the Information Age as made the economy more volatile than ever before. Rapid shifts in the economy are a direct result of technology’s ability to move vast amounts of money in an instant. Impending threats from terrorist organizations, a global nuclear movement, and changing political allegiances also impede upon daily life. When one of these events occurs, society could break down completely. Suddenly thrust into a life that resembles that of your ancient ancestors, how will you cope? More importantly, how will you survive? Full scale collapse has the potential to result in crime, riots, and even outright lawlessness as people try to carve a place for themselves in a tumultuous new world. Nothing will be certain other than a need for you and your family to survive.
In most Western nations, the availability of clean, safe drinking water is easy to take it for granted. Purified water is widely available at drinking fountains in parks, in cases of bottled water and out of the tap at home. In much of the developing world, however, access to safe water is much more restricted, and in a survival situation, you may be faced with the same problem. Contaminated water is a very serious threat to your health. Worldwide, millions of people get sick from contaminated water, and more than 2 million children are killed from waterborne diseases each year.
Water Filter and Storage
The Big Berkey Gravity Water Filter Bundle consists of a Berkey water filter stainless steel system complete with BB9 Black Berkey Filters, PF-2 White Berkey Fluoride Filters.
The Big Berkey Filter conditions both treated water and untreated raw water easily taking on water from lakes, streams, stagnant ponds, water catchments and other untreated water. The Berkey Water Filter is perfect for everyday use and critical in situations such as hostile environments or disasters where electricity or treated water may not be available.
The Berkey gravity water filter removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. The Big Berkey Gravity Fed Water Filter also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.
Food and Food Storage
You might never be impacted by a severe earthquake, flood or tornado, but it’s wise to be prepared in case a disaster strikes. Food storage services will give you peace of mind in disaster situations.