Readiness: Be ready now: 3 things you can start doing this week to be ready for whatever comes next: Food

Be ready now is a weekly post about things you can do right now to get ready for whatever might come next courtesy of Dennis L Hitzeman’s Readiness Weblog. You can find other posts in this series in the “Be ready now” category.

This week’s theme: Food

  • Immediate: Buy at stockpile of ready to eat food. The fastest and (over time) cheapest way to stockpile ready to eat food is to buy case lots of MREs from one of the thousands of places that sell them. MREs, unlike most food you buy at the grocery, can last as long as ten years when stored in the proper environment. Here are some examples.
  • Intermediate: Decide how long you need to have food on hand for in the case of an extended emergency. How soon will you be able to grow your own food or get it from another source?
  • Long-term: Develop a plan for growing your own food or for procuring it from a source other than a grocery store. Can you grow it yourself? Can you trade skills or labor?

Do you find this information informative and helpful? Feel free to contact me and let me know. You can also contact me about ways you can support this effort.

DLH

 

Read more at my Readiness site...

Readiness: Be ready now: 3 things you can start doing this week to be ready for whatever comes next

Be ready now is a weekly post about things you can do right now to get ready for whatever might come next courtesy of Dennis L Hitzeman’s Readiness Weblog.

This week’s theme: Water

  • Immediate: Buy one 2.5 gallon water jug at your local grocer for every person dependent on your immediate readiness plan.
  • Intermediate: Locate a site to store 110 gallons (two 55 gallon drums) of potable water. Buy the drums and a means to extract the water. Buy long-term water preservative. Fill the drums.
  • Long-term: Do you have access to a well? Do you know someone who does? How to they get their water out of their well? As them if they would be willing to work with you to come up with a plan to get water out of the well in the case of a long-term power failure.

Do you find this information informative and helpful? Feel free to contact me and let me know. You can also contact me about ways you can support this effort.

DLH

Read more at my Readiness site...