Do you know how to prepare for an emergency? It seems that every other day we hear about another earthquake, flood, hurricane or tornado somewhere in the world. Would you be ready? What if a natural disaster emergency strikes your neighborhood? I know I'm not prepared and have to get cracking on this.
Recently on my Facebook page I asked my readers to let me know what questions I could try to answer for them in the upcoming Kitchen Kop Newsletter that I was working on. I got several questions similar to these:
- Ayrielle wrote: “What kinds of real food can a family stockpile/have on hand for an emergency situation when there could be extended power outages?”
- Dede wrote: “I second the emergency situation question. Namely – what can we stockpile when we're snowed in our homes for a week during the winter during one of Georgia's ice storms?”
Instead of including it in the newsletter, I decided to do a whole post on this topic instead; but as I said, this isn't something I've been especially good about myself. Thankfully, I found exactly what I was looking for on Kimberly's blog, where my online friend, Peggy, wrote a guest post on this topic. There's a link below, after the following excerpt:
When we lived in California, we kept gym bags full of supplies ready to go in case of emergency. We also kept canned food under each of the beds. We knew from experience that a major earthquake could leave us without power, water and public services for days, or that we might need to evacuate to an emergency shelter on short notice. I stocked up on things like Spam, dried milk, and canned veggies because the emergency services brochures recommended them.
These days, in my real-food kitchen on the other side of the continent, I haven’t thought much about emergency food supplies. And that is dead wrong. No matter where you live, there is good reason for setting aside food and water in case of an emergency. I learned my lesson, thankfully, before the disaster struck my home.
Here's the link, and thank you Kimberly & Peggy!
After reading, come back and let us know if there's anything she missed that you would suggest doing to be ready for a natural disaster??
- Visit Peggy’s blog at LocalNourishment.com
- See Katie's recent post on this topic: Making a bug out bag
- Did you see my interview with Kimberly & her husband, Keith?