Public service announcement on disaster preparedness
By Lee Russ
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 at 03:29 PM
As a public service to WTW readers, here are DHS "Preparedness Tips" numbers 12 & 13, my comments in brackets:
[Is any bag carrying all that stuff, plus food and water for 3 days, going to be "easy to carry?" Through, say, flood water?]
Preparedness Tip #13
Preparing for emergencies needn't be expensive if you're thinking ahead and buying small quantities at a time. Make a list of some foods that:
++Have a long shelf-life and will not spoil (non-perishable).
++You and your family like.
++Do not require cooking.
++Can be easily stored.
++Have a low salt content as salty foods will make you more thirsty.
[Real helpful. How long is your list of food that's popular with the whole family, non-perishable, easily stored, needs no cooking, and has a low salt content?]
Keep the list in your purse or wallet and pick up a few items each time you're shopping and/or see a sale until you have built up a well-stocked supply that can sustain each member of your family for at least three days following an emergency