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Preparing for an Emergency

Food storage is the key to being prepared for emergencies as well as saving a great deal on groceries. Consult weekly sale fliers and shop for things you normally use in quantity when they are on sale. There should be no need to buy very much but fresh produce, eggs, cheese, and a few perishables on a weekly basis.

Store staples such as rice, flour, dry beans, dry milk, and canned goods and rotate them. Make use of your freezer if you have one. If possible, grow a garden.

Have 14 gallons of water per person on hand for a two week supply. Store some additional items such as soap, toiletries, flashlights, battery-powered radio, quilts, extra shoes and clothes, and first aid items. If possible, store fuel for heating and cooking.

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Preparing for an Emergency

And just a side note in times of emergency. Conserve your water, don't let it go down the drain. If you use water in a bucket to clean hands/dishes or pour water used for some other task (sponge bath)into a bucket, you can use that, called brown water" to flush your toilet. (01/31/2010)

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