Stockpiling :: Preparing for Natural Disasters or Emergency

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Stockpile to Prepare for Natural Disasters or Emergency

There are many reasons why we stockpile. The number one reason is to save our family money however there is another reason. We like the feeling of knowing that our family is able to survive in case of an emergency. We know that our family could survive for at least 6 months with the items that we currently have stockpiled, if not longer. Feeling confident that your family would be able to survive in the case of a disaster or emergency gives you significant peace of mind.

In addition to our stockpile at any given time we have 5 gallons of milk, 10 loaves of bread, 5, 1/2 gallons of orange juice as well as several cartons of eggs frozen in our deep freezer. Stockpiling gives us the ability to know that our family would be able to survive in case of an emergency whether that is a natural disaster or a job loss. We are not including this to scare you but just to make you aware that stockpiling has another benefit for your family in addition to saving money. You should be prepared for your family in case of a crisis, loss of employment, natural disaster or emergency.

In addition to your grocery stockpile you should also stockpile water and batteries.  Other ideas that you may need in case of an emergency would include a generator, battery-powered radio, first aid kit, moist towelettes, garbage bags and a hand powered can opener.

Be sure to check out this post on how to Utilize Your Freezer in our 7 Days of Stockpiling Series. How to freeze eggs, milk, cheese and more!

 

Comments

  1. I feel great knowing that we have plenty of food, juice, & water available to last us at least a week or more if needed. I am so glad that I did not have to run out to the store at the last minute. I didn’t however get out to buy newspapers today. Hopefully when the storm subsides tomorrow I’ll be able to pick them up. I don’t like not having the latest coupons on Sat. night!

  2. Great post! We have been “prepping” for a long time. It is always a good feeling but today is the first time we have actually needed to rely on our supplies.

    As I type this, hurricane Irene is just a few hours from hitting us. We have already been without power for a period of time. Without our generator to run the sump pump, our basement would be flooded. We have enough gas to get us through the storm and what follows. If we didn’t the flood would probably reach our first floor. ( all precautions are being taken and the generator is located far from the house)

    As long as our house is standing, we will get through this and be able to help our neighbors a little.

  3. I think it’s an easy jump from couponing to prepping. I am so glad to see so many realizing the importance of preparing for a disaster!

  4. Heather Pfingsten says:

    Once again, I have learned something new BUT… I do have a question… can you really freeze eggs? Everything that I have read says that you shouldn’t. They also said to be careful freezing Milk because it changes the texture, have you found that to be the case?

    As I read this I was proud and thankful to know that my family could live for some time on the food in our stockpile. However, I also told my husband that we need to prepare better with bottled water (we have some) and batteries (we have some).

    I also think I need to rethink some of the items in my stockpile. A number of them have to be cooked (boxed potatoes, stuffing, etc…). Maybe I should be focusing on other things? We do have cereal, soup, veggies, fruit, cookies, etc….

    This is good food for thought. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I don’t have a stockpile to last 6 months, would need a whole garage for that since I have 6 people at home. But I think we may have 2 months worth. I need to stockpile some water also, I don’t have that stored since we don’t buy bottled water. Guess I should get some for an emergency.

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