Thursday, August 4, 2011

Disaster Preparedness

What Is & What Causes Hoarding?
Wikipedia says the hoarding is "a general term for a behaviour that leads people or animals to the accumulation of food or other items." Do not confuse this with compulsive hoarding which is thought by some to be a form of mental illness.

So why is this important to YOU? In times of civil unrest or natural disasters (like hurricane Katrina), people may collect or cache foodstuffs, gasoline, solar panels, generators, medical supplies, batteries, and water. Under those circumstances, there will be shortages of those items.

Food shortages will cause hoarding. People world-wide are already hoarding rice and wheat. In some countries they are already planning for a crisis of food shortages. Why? Half of the planet depends on rice and stocks of rices are at their lowest since the mid-1970s. This year's rice production will fall short of the global consumption of 430 million tons. Rice prices are up 115%.

Hoarding in bad times could save you and your family. If you take the trouble to secure the goods and products required for survival in advance, your chances of getting through a disaster are much better! And, if you secured the survival items in advance, the prices for those items will be considerably lower. You can purchase the items over time and not feel a dent in your wallet.

Are You Ready?
Here are a few tips on how to prepare.
  • Get a membership in BJ's, Cosco, Sam's Club etc...

  • Shop using prepared lists to avoid compulsive buying

  • Buy in bulk because it's cheaper. You can split orders with friends and family.

  • There is less packaging to bulk items. This makes storage easier.

  • Clip coupons and use them with promotional items.

  • Buy at liquidation stores (for example: Dollar Stores).

  • Make room for your purchases. Prove proper containers for your storage items.

  • Date/rotate food supplies to avoid spoilage.

This is enough to get you started. If you need more specifics look on They have literally lots of books on survival. Some are good and some not so good. Look for titles written by Cody Lundin or go to his web site for more ideas.

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