You Will PERISH In A Crisis, Unless You Have These 40 Items (Item 1)
We live in an era of peace… or more realistically, an era of fragile peace. In fact, a crisis can break our peace anytime and they have been occurring recently, such as Marawi terrorist attack and Boston marathon bombing.
Allocate a space (2 large travel bags) in the corner of your storeroom. One for your Bug-in Bag (Stay-Home items) and one for your Bug-out Bag (Evacuation items). Your Bug-out Bag should be placed above your Bug-in Bag. There are the 40 items you’ll want to obtain for your bug-out bag. Here’s item 1.
Water & Food Supply For At Least 72 Hours
You need instant access to clean water, especially during the first 3 days of a lockdown where strictly no one is allowed to roam the streets. Health authorities generally recommend us to drink 2L (0.5 gallon) of water per day. This is equivalent to 8 glasses of 8 ounces (8×8 rule).
Besides drinking, you’ll need it for basic hygiene practices as you don’t want diseases to start spreading and aggravating your crisis. And lasting, water is needed for cooking needs. Based on the Sphere Project, the minimum emergency amount of water (consumption, hygiene & cooking) each person needs 7.5 – 15 L per day. Stock up on bottles of mineral water accordingly.
Water consumption does vary on many factors such as activity, climate & diet. In times of crisis, you want to ration out your water beforehand and try to keep your consumption low. Drink the proper amount you need each time. Do not drink in sips as it will not meet the threshold for your body to even utilise.
It is recommended to stock up minimum one week’s worth. This may seem challenging if you live in a small urban area, so the good news is that you probably have several days of food ready in your home already. They can supplement your emergency supply.
Canned food is good for this purpose since they are ready to eat and last typically for a year or two. And then there are other ready-to-cook foods that can last for years and more: dried pasta, powdered milk, white rice, salt, sugar , wheat, beans, vinegar, corn starch and instant noodles.
Take into consideration the taste and preferences of you and those living with you, because eating familiar food in times of crisis keeps your morale up for survival. You also need to consider dietary restrictions.
And when your water and food supply are about to expire, you can always consume them.