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    THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER

    THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER

    Water is the source of life on Earth. It's something we need in order to survive, an element we couldn't live without. But it's almost too simple. With all the sugar-packed and carbonated drinks we consume every day water can easily be forgotten. The fact that we need water to live is obvious, but what we would do without it is often overlooked. It's everywhere, after all. Gas stations and grocery stores, vending machines, fountains and pipes. But what about when none of these amenities are available to us?

    Disasters take many forms, but more often than not, our most basic modern amenities become unusable in a crisis. Have you ever seen a grocery store right before a snow storm? Imagine that times a hundred. In addition to storing long-term food, it's vital that we do not forget about our most precious life source - water. We can survive much longer without food than without water.

    We can't depend solely upon modern conveniences. It is important that we prepare for the life's uncertainties with all the things we need to survive and live well. Prepping is a big step toward empowering ourselves and relieving the anxiety caused by the future’s uncertainties. The threats are out there, and in wide variety. This is why My Food Storage provides high quality and affordable emergency supplies that make sense. We offer many products that can give you the clean water you need in a disaster situation. My Food Storage is offering 10% OFF all water purification products in August to celebrate Water Quality Month. Also, if you spend $100 on Food Storage you will get a FREE Aquamira Frontier Water Straw and if you spend $200 you will get an Aquamira Water Treatment Kit.

    HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING

    HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING

    A crisis can take many different shapes and forms. Hazards are everywhere, waiting to surface. So how do we survive whatever the future holds? How can we minimize the damage?

    - First of all, be aware. Stay informed and understand what risks there are for your particular part of the world. Usually, it's impossible to know just exactly when or where a disaster will strike, but the least you can do is determine your risks and prepare for the worst.

    - Plan Ahead. We're all about this. Prepping is your best bet on a secure future no matter the circumstances. There are times when we can't help being taken by surprise, which is why it is so important that we are ready for anything. Make plans with your family in case of an evacuation, or a disaster that calls for staying in and waiting it out. This way, when the time comes you won't need to panic because you'll already know what to do.

    - Stock Up! Put together a good stock of long term emergency food and water, along with other survival supplies. Don't rely on modern amenities, keep back-up alternatives for heat, light, and power. We recommend at least a 1 month supply of food, but preferably more. You never know how long you'll need it, and the last thing you want to do is go hungry during an emergency.

    Having a personal supply of food and water empowers you to take control of your survival and minimize the damage it has on the necessities and daily comforts you and your family need.

    - Stay Calm & Conserve... Don't lose your head in a crisis; you're going to need it. Be rational, all things pass. Focus on the positive and keep yourself well hydrated and fed so you are strong enough to face any emergency. Don't waste any energy unless absolutely necessary.

    There are a lot of hazards out there this summer. Remember all of these important things when prepping for any kind of disaster, and if and when the day comes, don't forget these survival basics. It's simple: follow your plan, eat and drink as needed, conserve energy, stay calm and wait it out.

    THE FIRST 10 THINGS TO GO IN AN EMERGENCY: WHAT YOU WON'T FIND ON THE SHELVES

    THE FIRST 10 THINGS TO GO IN AN EMERGENCY: WHAT YOU WON'T FIND ON THE SHELVES

    In the midst of any sort of disaster, natural or man-made,  there are certain items you'll need that will be gone off the shelf in the blink of an eye. To prepare efficiently, store these items beforehand to prevent being left with nothing. We always recommend keeping a large supply of emergency provisions, such as food, water and survival supplies. This is the best way of safe guarding your future and ability to survive anything.

    First 10 Things to Go in an Emergency:

    1. Generators- We depend on power for just about everything, and sustaining it is typically the first priority of most people. Keeping your fridge or a space heater running can mean the difference between basic and a more comfortable survival.
    2. Water and Water Filters or purifiers- Water is a must-have. If the pipes freeze over you'll need an alternate source, and if the water is not good to drink you will need a way to purify it. Having a filter is more efficient than boiling water; save as much heat as you can for cooking and warmth.
    3. Portable Toilets- In case plumbing goes down you'll need one, and these typically are off the shelves fast in an emergency. It's a basic, but it's a very important one.
    4. Firewood- Especially in a power outage, firewood is extremely important to stay warm. Alternate heat is vital in the colder months, and even in warmer weather it is important to have for cooking. Make sure your firewood is safe for indoors.
    5. Lamp oil, lamps and wicks- Without power there is no other source of light, which is why oil lamps are another quickly oversold item, a safer and longer lasting alternative to candles.
    6. Emergency Stove fuel- Store a lot of fuel for your emergency fire, we use more heat than we realize, the more you have the better.
    7. Protection: knives, pepper spray, clubs, ammunition and guns- In an emergency we can become very vulnerable, lacking household security systems and electricity. Make sure you have everything you need to protect yourself before disaster strikes to keep your family safe.
    8. Can openers and egg beaters- These items are important in order to eat your perishable supply before it goes bad, make sure they are a part of your emergency supply.
    9. Sugar, honey and syrup- The sweet tooth prevails and these food items are often the first to go. Stock up and rotate as needed.
    10. Grains, beans and rice- Those who do not have a long-term emergency food supply go for these items first. However, these components are difficult to prepare and can spoil quickly. Avoid expensive rotation and empty shelves by investing in our 25 year shelf life meals that simply require water. You'll be glad you did.

    When putting together your emergency supply, keep all of these things in mind so that you're not left empty handed in a crisis. Our long-term food lasts you 25 years and is easy to store and transport in an emergency. It's high quality food with a great taste, prepared by adding water. It's an investment worth making and easy to do on My Food Storage. Our priority is your protection.

    For the full 100 item list of things to go in an emergency, go here.