Food and water are the building blocks that sustain life. The Center for Disease Controll (CDC) recommends that every family including your pets have their own emergency survival kit on hand. Here are some of the guildlines that the CDC recommends for haveing enough safe water and food. After an emeergency , especially after flooding, drinking water may not be available or safe to drink for personal use. Do not use water you suspect or may have been told is contaminated to wash dishes, brush your teeth, wash and prepare food, make ice or baby formula. Store at least 1 gallon of water per day for each of your family members including your pets. Never use water from the following sources: radiators, hot water boilers (part of your home heating system) and water beds (fungicides added to the water and/or chemicals in the vinyl may make water unsafe for use.
Food should have a long storage life, require little or no cooking, water, or refrigeration, in case utilities are disrupted, are not very salty or spicy, as these foods increase the need for drinking water and meet the needs of babies, seniors or other family members who are on special diets. You should also store at least 3 days worth of water and food per person and pet.To have a healthy well-balanced diet, be sure that you do not eat fewer than 1,200 calories a day. With this in mind we suggest at least 1 2400 Calorie Food Bar,3600 Calorie Food Bar or a couple of energy bars be packed away in each member of the family’s personal Guardian Deluxe Survival Kit, Guardian Children’s Survival Kit or even theUltimate Auto Guardian Kit. Following these couple of steps could make all the difference when it comes to your family’s survival after a disaster natural or man-made.
With every order you will receive a COMPLEMENTARY DATACD full of EMERGENCY and DISASTER SURVIVAL preparedness information and products. Some of the items on the CD are an emergency contact card, fire drill instructions, a home inventory spreadsheet, preparedness checklist and much more.