I remember watching the news and seeing the devasting effects of Hurricane Irene. Homes being destroyed, people not having enough to eat, families being broken apart, and the catastrophic overall effects of lives being lost. I remember thinking to myself, “This can not be happening.” I instantly donated that day to the Red Cross and tried my best to help these people out in one of the worst catastrophes I saw in my 33 years thus far.
I remember taking a step back that day and realizing that in case of emergencies. one really should have a plan of action in case of emergencies. However, I had the mentality, that I would never live through a Hurricane so I kind of brushed off my action plans as an afterthought. That is till August 2012 rolled around and my home state of Rhode Island, was hit with a class 2 Hurricane.
We did receive notice of Hurricane warnings on the news so I ran out to get the necessary food and related toiletries items. However, I didn’t anticipate the true extent of what a Hurricane to do. We were without electricity for 8 days- that is correct- 8 long days! At this point, I had an almost 3 year old and a 6 month old. We ran out of batteries!! We ran out of milk!! We were not prepared for the major impact of the hurricane. The kicker of this all was there was no way to get out as the hurricane caused trees to block all entrances to major roads. We were stuck. Luckily, I did have a stash of emergency food supplies as well as powdered milk that I kept in my pantry.
There are great services out there such as Prepare Wise that will help you with all your long term food storage in case of those emergency situations. There are so many emergency situations that arise, that food is a second thought in your mind but a necessity, nevertheless. If there is a death in the family, a sick family member, a natural disaster- you tend not to worry about food. However, food is necessary for survival. Prepare Wise offers a wide array of sustainable long term food storage solutions. They make dehydrated and freeze-dried foods that are kept in airtight nitrogen packed Mylar pouches and can be kept in storage for 25 years. How great it is to know, that you will have food in case an emergency arises. These delicious and nutritious meals can be made in minutes and are encased in durable, stackable containers for ease of use.
It is so important to be prepared when an emergency arises. You can never be too prepared is now my new motto!
* This is a partnered post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.