While watching the news on your television set, it's hard to miss the horrible effects that something like a tornado or a flood can do to an area. Maybe you are thanking your lucky stars that your neighborhood wasn't affected the last time a calamity hit your town. However, you might be realistic enough to know that you might not be as lucky next time. No matter the scenario, maybe you have decided that it's time to prepare for unexpected emergencies.
Do you have a plan already so that you'll be well prepared in the event of an emergency? If so, you are probably already purchasing non-perishable items. On the other hand, if you are still in the planning stages, maybe you are looking for ideas. If that's the case, here are some ideas that might help you.
Water Containers For Emergencies -You might get along without food for a while, but you need water to stay alive. Consider buying emergency water containers from a company like WaterBrick International. Some water containers you can fill yourself, while others come full of water already. Those won't just be good for drinking water, but they'll be useful for things like cooking and taking care of injuries. The great part about buying large emergency water containers is that they are so affordable that you can buy several of them. Don't forget to put one or two of them in your car, just in case you need to leave your home.
And, speaking of your car, consider also buying individual bottles. That may be more expensive, but having plastic water bottles for every member of the family will be welcome later on. Another idea is to purchase metal tumblers that can keep ice water cold. They will more than likely be quite a bit more expensive than plastic ones, but sometimes they can hold more water.
Other Emergency Products - While it might be true that you can go for several days without eating, who wants to do that? Plus, who wants to see his or her child cry because he or she is hungry? Think of foods your family eats and stock up on them. However, make sure they're non-perishable. For example, instead of hot dogs, you might buy cans of little weenies. Instead of buying fresh fruits that will perish, canned fruits will be very welcome. Things like granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, and bread are other good choices. Don't forget a can opener.
Buy a first-aid kit. If there are females in your home, don't forget feminine hygiene products. Consider having things like a deck of cards and books to read. After all, if the power goes out, you won't be able to watch your television set. A radio and extra batteries should be on your shopping list, too.