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Updated November 5, 2001
IN DARE TO PREPARE 4th EDITION
Natural disasters, layoffs, illness preventing employment and terrorists don't tell time or consult us for convenience. Should disaster strike with roads impassable, how would delivery trucks bring that fresh produce, milk and meat? How soon would grocery stores be picked clean of canned goods and bottled water? How long would their meats and refrigerated items last with no electricity? No longer than ours.
The average American home keeps less than one week of food on hand and generally NO water. The average grocery store has only 72 hours of product before it must restock. Most federal, state and local governments, as well as many emergency prep sites like the Red Cross, suggest that 72 hours of extra food and water is adequate. We don't think so. While there is no reason to go overboard, if people only have a 72 hour supply, and ditto for the stores, what will you do on Day 4 while the grocery restocks? What if you have company when a disaster hits? What about neighbors that haven't prepared? Could you let them go hungry? Have you remembered your pets? They need food and water too.
If your budget can withstand a little stretching, food storage planning would be a good idea.
A reliable place to start is The Food Storage Planner, a program developed by the folks at Revelar Software. A trial version can be downloaded from: www.revelar.com/fsp.html for IBMs.
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