Do you remember when you planted your very first bean seed in a paper cup way back in elementary school? You watched it sprout and grow into a gangly plant and you were so proud to show Mom. Imagine the pride you’ll feel growing your own garden. Not only will you feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment when you add a green thumb to your skills, you will be providing a food source for your family in the case of an emergency. Continue reading “10 Tips for Starting Your Garden”
Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Volcanic eruptions. Swarms of crop-killing pests.
Yes, these disasters do occasionally pop up as our friends on the East Coast know all too well. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in U.S. history, we have all been reminded that it’s important to be ready for disaster. However, advocates (like all of us at Food Insurance) for emergency preparedness preach readiness in times of smaller emergencies. Continue reading “5 Tips to Conduct Your Emergency Preparedness Inventory”
When planning for an emergency, you are going to want to think about sanitation. Without proper sanitation, you and your family can get seriously ill – especially young children and the elderly. It would be dangerous to the point of life-threatening to drink water in certain emergencies where it could have been contaminated. Not being able to wash hands or bodies causes illness, sores on your body, and other ailments that will only contribute to your emergency situation being miserable. Here are a few things you’re going to want plenty of when an emergency strikes.
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In the process of planning and preparing for an emergency, it can be easy to overlook simple steps you can take to make your home a little safer. Amidst all the overwhelming supply gathering, take some time to think about habits you and your family can form now to prevent calamities. Here are some tips to help make your house safer.
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When thinking about how to best prepare yourself and your family for an emergency, having your own garden might not be something that comes to mind. It turns out that having your own household garden is one of the best food options when preparing for an unknown emergency. Let’s discuss why your own garden would be such a good idea.
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If you are just beginning your food storage plan, then Food Storage 101 is what you need. Before you begin buying food, you need to make sure the area where you plan to store the food is properly prepped. Here are three simple steps to get your food storage area ready to ensure longer shelf-life.
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Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.
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