Emergency Food – What Do You Need To Survive?

Teens — do you need more community service hours? Manna is one place where your volunteer hours will truly make an impact! Manna Food Center, a not-for-profit organization, that strives to eliminate hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education, and advocacy. They feed approximately 2000 people each month.

You should drain all of your hoses when you are not using them in the winter. A failure to do this may result in freezing and bursting of the exterior piping and the interior pipes that attach to them. Garage hookups that stay above the freezing mark are safe places to leave connected.

Having access to clean water, electrical power, even showering facilities, all without expending precious resources, may seem like a pipe dream when you’re mobile and living in a small space, but with a reasonable investment you can bring most of the comforts of home right along with you.

If you find there is water accumulating near the heating element in your home, shut off the water in your home immediately. If you fail to this, you will find that the small leak can easily grow into a larger leak that is much more difficult to turn off.

One of these places you should not store food for a urban survival situation is your attic. The attic will get very hot in the summer and could cause the food to go bad. Even in the winter it could be a poor place to store food because of freezing temperatures.

Unfortunately, this happens all too often to children living here in the United States. Many are not getting enough food during the day. With the current economic crisis, this problem is getting even worse. As an example, Mary Lou from the Manna Outreach emergency pantry in Cincinnati, Ohio reports, “in 2008 we gave food to 4,590 families & in 2009 we had 5,662.”Cari Marchese of the People’s Pantry in North Andover, Massachusetts points out that need “does not always equate to the actual numbers due to inability some have getting to a food pantry (loss of vehicle, etc.) for assistance.” So numbers alone may not tell the extent of this worsening situation.

Stock up on bottled water if you have a well pump: Buy 3 or 4 2-3 gallon containers of water and store them in the back of a closet or the basement. You will need this water to drink, cook with, wash dishes and brush your teeth. Water will also be needed to flush the toilet. If you intend to reuse plastic water bottles, the Food & Drug Administration recommends washing the bottle with hot, soapy water between uses.

Pain to safe drinking water in containers and keep some ready-made chlorine tablets to disinfect water for drinking. You can do all this and more on the cheap it’s just not as simple as the purchase of emergency food aid already made. In any case the choice is quite good. Just come with a set of food and survival to be prepared to hunker down. Be prepared.