Your family probably has plans for every holiday, celebration, and milestone. You also might have an evacuation plan for a natural disaster or other emergency. But what about an emergency food plan? Natural disasters, pandemics, and power outages can happen without warning. This means your family may not have time to pack and leave with the standard three-day supply of food and water. A Readywise™ food grab bag is a compact kit that you can keep in a closet or storage space specifically designated for this purpose. The kit includes enough non-perishable food to last your family several days in the event of any one of these emergencies. Ideally each member of your household should have their own individual kit with at least three days’ worth of snacks and water stored in a backpack, duffel bag, or other easy-to-carry container. Let’s take a look at some reasons why your family needs an emergency food grab bag so you can organise yours today!
Pandemic or Infectious Disease Outbreak
A pandemic is a disease outbreak that has been found to be highly contagious and capable of spreading rapidly throughout a large population – we have witnessed the recent, relatively mild, Corona virus have significant implications across our societies during the last few years.
Other outbreaks in recent history include Swine Flu, Ebola, and MERS. While there are no guarantees, the best way to prepare for a pandemic outbreak is to keep an emergency food grab bag on hand. Pandemics can cause mass confusion and panic resulting in road closures, supply shortages, and even citywide quarantines. A good emergency food kit should include non-perishable foods that require little to no water to prepare like canned goods, granola bars, and trail mix. You can create your own, carefully selecting compact, lightweight, nutritious, and easy to prepare long life foods, or you can purchase a specially developed product like the Readywise grab bag.
Natural disasters like earthquakes, fires or floods are terrifying and deadly. They also have the potential to force you out of your home for days or even weeks. Having backup food and water stored in your home, ready for a swift exit will make a natural disaster significantly less scary. An emergency food grab bag is ideal for a natural disaster because it allows you to keep these items at arm’s reach in a closet or storage space. When making a purchase, consider how many people you need to feed. It’s a good rule of thumb to plan for at least three days’ worth of food for each person in your household.
Loss of Power
A power outage can be caused by a number of things including storms, fire, strong winds or accidents. Whatever the cause, it can leave you and your family without power for days. A Readywise emergency food supply can help your family weather the storm of a power outage, as it contains exclusively ambient foods that do not require refrigeration.
Now you know why your family may need a Readywise food grab bag. If you have adequately prepared for a wide variety of unexpected events or disasters, it allows you to rest easy knowing you’re ready for whatever comes your way.
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