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          If a natural disaster such as an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm or any catastrophe occurs, there is a possibility that you might not have access to food and water for several days if not more. It is important to take time now to stockpile emergency food and water supplies for your entire family.

          According to FEMA you should maintain a food supply that will last for at least two weeks.

          Typical emergency food and water items are meant to last for months or even years. Some products even have a shelf life of over 25 years. The rations can come in the form of meals ready to eat (MREs), dried foods such as powdered soup, egg and milk products, as well as freeze dried products.

          Many people purchases these items for adventure minded individuals such as campers, back pack campers, mountain climbers, and hikers. Preppers and Survivalists are also the main purchasers of these items.

          For more information on these potentially life saving products, visit our YouTube video on Emergency Food items HERE and friend us on Facebook to receive additional information. You may purchase these types of emergency food items online at our Web Page at http://www.bradleyssurplus.com/ or call 1(800) 503 4954.

          Families may even keep smaller food items such as food rations bars, granola bars, candy bars etc in their car emergency kit. See our YouTube video and blog on Emergency Kits HERE.

          The FEMA and Red Cross booklet is an excellent source of further information on emergency rations and water supply. Bradley’s is committed to help individuals in case on natural disasters, adventurers, preppers and survivalists by being a source of information with our blogs and YouTube videos and by providing a source to purchase these items from a company that focuses on excellent customer service.

         For further information on this subject, FEMA and Red Cross has published a 16 page booklet on Food and Water in Emergency. The link to that booklet is http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/f&web.pdf.

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Emergency Preparedness

 

According to the Red Cross and FEMA, over 75% of Americans are not prepared for a disaster. 

FEMA identifies five types of disasters.  They are:

1.)    Natural

2.)    Technological/Accidental Hazards

3.)    Terrorist Hazards

4.)    Hurricanes

5.)    Winter Storms

 

FEMA recommends at least 3 steps to dealing with disasters:

 

STEP ONE: BE INFORMED

There are many types of natural disasters: Drought, earthquake, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides and debris flow, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms and lightning, tornados, tsunamis, volcanoes, wild fires, and winter storms and cold weather.  It is important for you to identify the types of disasters that have happened or may happen in your geographic area.

 

STEP TWO: MAKE A PLAN

                Develop a family disaster plan for these situations.  Make sure all family members know the pan and what to do in case of a real disaster.  Practice drills are helpful in preparing for emergencies.  Local Emergency Offices can help you with identifying hazards in your area and outline the local plans and recommendations for each.

 

STEP THREE: BUILD A KIT

                You should have at least three kits; one for home, one for work and one for the vehicle.

 

Home Kit:  Should contain essential food, water and supplies for at least three days.  Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly.  Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.

 

Work Kit:  Make sure you have food and water and other necessities like medicine for at least 24 hours.

 

Vehicle Kit:  Keep a kit in your vehicle just in case you are stranded.  Some items you should have include but are not limited to the following:


  • Jumper cables
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit and necessary medications in case you are away from home for a prolonged time
  • Food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars, canned fruit and a portable can opener
  • Water for each person and pet in your car
  • AM/FM radio to listen to traffic reports or emergency messages
  • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction
  • Shovel
  • Ice scraper
  • Warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and extra change of clothing
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

Also consider:

  • A fully-charged cell phone and phone charger
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Baby formula and diapers if you have a small child

 

Bradley’s can assist you in the Third Step: Build a Kit

 

                We have developed a general purpose survival/disaster kit compiling components from several companies.  You may learn more about our kit by checking out our You-Tube presentation HERE and you can order it from our store HERE.  You may also use the code SURVIVE10 to receive a 10% discount on the kit.


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