Essential Foods For Weight Loss

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Published on: February 1, 2013

In order to lose weight one must burn more calories than they consume. This means eating a healthy, well-balanced diet which is low in calories like the HCG diet. This diet should include some of the essential foods for weight loss discussed below.

1.  Lose Weight by Eating Eggs
Studies have shown that eating eggs can help speed up the weight loss process. This is because eggs contain protein. Foods that are high in protein make people feel full for long periods of time. The end result is that dieters do not eat as much food as they did previously.

2.  Cabbage
Cabbage is a vegetable which contains very little calories.  It is also rich in iron, calcium and fiber. These substances play an important role in weight loss. However, it is worth noting that many people do not like the taste of cabbage. People in this situation can opt to eat spinach. Spinach is also low in calories and high in nutrients. Not to mention many people believe it tastes much better than cabbage.

3.  Oats
Eating oats is very beneficial for dieters as the body absorbs this food very slowly. This means that the person eating the oats will feel a sense of satiety. Studies have shown that people who eat oats for breakfast either lose weight or maintain their current weight.

Losing weight can be a frustrating task. Many people fail at their diet because they simply cannot stomach the idea of eating diet foods. However, one does not have to eat unappealing foods to lose weight. There are countless foods that taste good and are low in calories. These include oats, apples, cabbage and eggs. Those who eat foods which have good nutritional value and monitor their portion sizes will lose weight. Dieters can indulge in their favorite foods as long as they do so in moderation.

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How To Prepare For A Disaster

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Published on: January 7, 2014

025 staying preparedNatural calamities such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and others are often connected to destruction, loss of lie, loss of property and damage to infrastructure and environment. In times like this, people should be more prepared in order to limit or to lessen the damage.

Who are the people responsible to prepare for this? Is it the government, the disaster agencies or the people? The answer is all. All of us should prepare, since it is not the government’s sole responsibility to be prepared for this. As a matter of fact, preparedness should start at home since it is the most basic component of the community. It is you who knows best what you will need and you should do, other people will just serve as a guide or help.

Staying prepared for the disaster is just easy. First, you need be equipped with information regarding the weather or the upcoming typhoon. Listen to the radio, watch the television news or you can surf the internet and keep yourself updated about the news.

In preparing for the things or the supplies for disaster, one must not wait for the storm to come. Meaning, you should always be prepared weather there is a calamity or not. The reason behind this is that, unlike hurricanes, other natural calamities are unpredictable. They cannot be forecasted or foreseen just like earthquakes and tsunamis.

At home you should always have a stock of food and water that will last for at least three days. The many you have the better. And take note that foods expire, so before your stocks expire make sure to change them. The foods that you should prepare should be those easy to cook or ready to eat. Canned foods and instant noodles, breads and biscuits will be best. Store enough drinking water so that the family will not be dehydrated.

At home you should also have a first aid kit, and make sure that anyone in the house knows how to do first aid. Medicines and drugs for headaches, diarrhea and other common sickness should also be prepared.

Know the hotlines that you can call in times of calamities such as hospitals, disaster agencies and other related agencies so that it will be easier for you to tap for help. At the same time, you need to look for safer places wherein your family can evacuate in times of emergency.

Keep your gadgets and cellular phones fully charge, so it will still be useful even after the electricity is cut out.

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Staying Prepared For Any Emergency

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124 staying preparedIt is a fact that nobody knows when and where emergency strikes. We have no control over that, but what we do have control over is the preparation. I we are prepared we will not suffer much when emergency strikes. But not all people are really giving much attention to preparation. Normally, people would take it for granted having that wrong idea that they will not be affected with emergency. But let me correct that idea because nobody can tell you what type of emergency and when will it strikes. So, it is always better to prepare in some ways than to be left with nothing and suffer and full of regrets. But what are the standard preparation that each of us should do in times of emergency? There are very common emergencies that is happening everyday like lockdown, lockout, fire, storm, typhoon, earthquake, and more. These are the types of emergencies that could make you lose everything that you have.

 

Now, going back to my question earlier, what are the standards emergency preparations that each of us could do to be prepared and survived the emergency. Staying prepared for any emergency is not the usual thing that people do. They would only act after the emergency happens or there is a warning given from the people in authority. Like for example with calamities like there is an upcoming super typhoon or storm, that is the time where people would do panic buying to stock food in case they could not go out to buy food for many days. But that is not how it should be. We should be prepared whether there is an emergency coming or not. Now, to help you stay prepared for any calamity or emergency, you could actually start your on 72 hour emergency kit. In this kit, it contains things that necessary for survival like food, water, first-aid kit, flashlight, radio, and cell phone with fully charged batteries, clothes, toiletries, hygiene products, matches, tools like knife or any tools needed for survival.

 

Another emergency preparation is escape plan. Why would you have an escape plan? I am sure that you have noticed that in every building there is an exit door and escape plan in case of emergency. Emergency plan will stop panicking and help the people know where they should go for an escape. You can apply same principles in your own home. You have to train your children with emergency plans like you can do your own emergency drill like fire drill.

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Things That Are Essential For An Earthquake

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Published on: October 28, 2013

026 essentials for a earthquakeEarthquakes nowadays are very aggressive and it has done so much damage in different parts of the world. Lately there are earthquakes in Japan that cause tsunami which destroys a part of Japan. This year there is news of earthquake in the Philippines which have destroyed so many historical antique churches. Another earthquake that were reported is in Japan again which also caused small tsunami. Because of this consistency of earthquakes that is happening in different parts of the world. Now, this is already a big warning to us that we need to prepare for the future earthquake strikes. Now, what are the things that are essentials for a earthquake? Here are the things that we can do to help ourselves become prepared with earthquake.

 

Earthquake Drills

We need to practice as often as we can earthquake drills, either in the office, school, and other establishment. Every year you need to conduct earthquake drills and you need to act real so that people would take this seriously. In most of the practice drills that I have been to, people do not take it seriously, worse they even make fun of it. But when earthquake strikes they rattle because they do not what to do to keep themselves safe. So, make sure that when you do the drill, you need to orient your people that you need to take this seriously so they would know the routine if earthquake strikes.

 

Escape Plan

Next, you need to create your escape plan. You need to know where you meet and stay. It is important that your family, employees, and friends know where they are going to keep themselves safe especially those who are working in the building. Many people died that works in the building because if the building is not that strong enough to handle the earthquake, it will collapse and people would start to panic which will also cause stampede.

 

Safety Ideas

Next, as part of your earthquake drill, your people should have a copy of safety idea. They need to memorize of be familiar with it. if they have an idea what they will do in case of earthquake, they will be safe.

 

72 Hour Kits/Emergency Kits

Last very essentials for a earthquake is the 72 hour kit. Each family should have this. &2 hour kit is very important because it will keep you survive until the help comes for three days. Base on reports, the earliest time that help would come in times of emergency is three days. So, if you have 72 hour kit, you will be able to survive the hunger, thirst, and be able to communicate with other people.

Now you have seen the essentials for a earthquake that you need to know and have. So, if you still don’t have 72 hour kit, it’s not yet too late to make one.

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Things You Need To Remember To Survive A Disaster

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128 must have foods for disasterSigns and effects of climate change have never been so evident today than it used to be a couple of years ago. The aggravation of this global phenomenon is caused by many harmful human activities – like burning of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions.  This present encompassing change in the weather and climate has caused the emergence of more natural disasters. In fact, various research and studies, like that of Oxford University and Hadley Center for Climate Prediction and Research (HCCPR), linked the increase in the frequency of these disasters to the effects of climate change. An example was cited with the record-breaking heat wave in Europe in 2003 that was caused by the increase in the production of green house gas emissions.

In these times where disasters are becoming more and more frequent, it only pays to be ready at these difficult times. One important factor that will increase your level of survivability is through the food that you eat. Here are three tips on how to eat healthy in a disaster.

 

Eat Foods Which Are Rich In Nutrients.

In critical times such as this, make sure that you store foods that can give you the energy and nutrients that you need to keep on going. It is also vital that these food products are easy-to-prepare and can also be stored for a longer period of time. Eating foods that have high sugar, salt or cholesterol content may cause health problems like hypertension and high blood pressure. Choose food products that are rich and in vitamins and minerals. Examples of foods that are protein-rich are nuts, beans, peanut butters and canned foods like chicken, tuna and salmon. Unripened or frozen fruits and vegetables can also be good sources of nutrients.

 

Store Plenty Of Water.

It is also important that you keep yourself and your loved ones from being dehydrated. The Red Cross prescribes that a person should drink a gallon of water per day, and that you should store at least enough amount of water good for a week. This is because dehydration can make one feel dizzy, weak and nauseous. And getting sick could be an additional worry for you and your family.

Disasters tend to be very unpredictable. It could last for a few days or even, longer. Ensure that in addition to food, you also have the necessary equipments and tools that will assist you in surviving the effects of these events.

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A Comparison Between Farm Raised Eggs Vs. Store Bought Eggs

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Farm raised eggs are eggs laid by chickens in local farms, where they allow their chickens to roam around the farm looking for their own food. Store bought eggs are typically laid by chicken in factory farms, where their chickens are not allowed to go outside their hen houses. A lot of studies had already been done to compare the two types of eggs. Although, farm raised eggs are definitely more nutritious and tastes richer, some high class restaurant still prefer store bought eggs because they are easier to be found and are more abundant in quantity and size.

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Depending on the breed, the colors of a chicken’s egg differ. The color ranges from brown to white with shades of blue, green, or pink for farm raised eggs vs. store bought eggs that has a pure white color. The thickness of the egg shells for farm raised eggs vs. store bought eggs is also dissimilar. Farm raised eggs have thicker shells. In a crack test, farm raised eggs have thicker and darker colored yolk than store bought ones.  Farm raised egg yolks are orangey in color and gel-like; while the store brought eggs have liquid yellow yolks. The egg white of the store bought eggs is also more transparent. The color and consistency difference is probably due to the chicken’s diet. Farm raised chickens usually roam around the yard or farm, so their diet include worms and bugs, unlike chickens from factory farms who only have commercial feeds. Upon frying, the color is darker in farm raised eggs vs. store bought eggs that seems paler. Farm raised eggs also have an earthier and stronger taste. The texture of farm raised eggs vs. store bought eggs also differ because farm raised eggs are a bit firmer.

Farm-raised hens produce eggs that are fresh and nutritious, not to mention great tasting. Backyard eggs are also much healthier than their store bought counterparts. Farm-raised and backyard eggs contain: 4 to 6 times more Vitamin D, 2/3 more Vitamin A, 3 times the amount of Vitamin E, 1/3 less Cholesterol, 1/4 less saturated fat, 2 times the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids and 7 times more beta carotene. Vitamin D is helps with calcium to make bones stronger while Vitamin C boosts immune system. Vitamin E and beta carotene are antioxidant that helps delay aging and prevents cancer and heart problems. Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-cancer components and aids in metabolism.

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Must Have Foods For Disaster And Natural Calamities

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Published on: August 27, 2013

128 must have foods for disasterWe are really not sure when a natural disaster will hit us, so as human beings, we should learn how to prepare for any disaster that may appear at any time. We need to prepare for any emergency calls or any emergency disaster to assure that we have our own safety as well as for our family. The first thing we should consider if there are any disasters or calamities is the comfortability of our family in an evacuation facility. Second is the need of our family such as clothes and especially food. In situations like these, we need to prepare the must have foods for disaster such as these:

 

Carbohydrates

Of course it is given that we need carbohydrates in times like these because we need energy and carbohydrates are the number one source of energy.  You can bring foods such as potatoes, pastas, bread, and other foods as long as it contains a high level of carbohydrates. In times like these, we need to make our full tummy so that we have more strength to survive.

 

Protein

Foods that contain protein can also give you more resistance. You need to survive and the only way to survive is to eat foods that contain a high level of protein. Protein foods such as meat, fish and eggs must have foods for disaster and it should be always in your preparation for evacuation. Our body needs nutrients like these in order for us to have strength to carry heavy items and to help our family whenever they are in a hard situation. You should always remember that whenever these calamities strike, our body should have a full resistance and it is supposed to be ready for any situation.

 

Chips and Other Snacks

You need to have finger foods in order for you to maintain your hungriness if you do not have enough food. It does not matter if it is healthy enough as long as your tummy contains nutrients. Chips can be also an ideal food to bring since it contains fiber and carbohydrates. Candies are necessarily too since it helps to take out dizziness.  Cookies and other pastries can help since it can boost your hyper activity to help for other victims.

These are some of the basic foods you might want to bring whenever there are natural disasters in your community. As long as you are together and you have food to eat, you will be able to survive and live after the calamities.

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Preparing Your Families During Calamities And Disasters

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Published on: July 29, 2013

Disasters and calamities are one of the events that we do not want to encounter. Tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes, and storms are just too dangerous that could destroy anything on its way. So as people, we need to be prepared for these things so that we would be able to survive these disastrous events and protect our families. Here are some tips on emergency preparedness.

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First of all, you need to be prepared with the most basic needs. You need to have an emergency kit that would have food, water, clothes, batteries for phones, flashlights, first aid kits, and other important things that you might need during a calamity. You need to pack your bags with these things and place it in an area in your homes that would be very accessible in case something comes up. Try to have an emergency kit that would last for a minimum of three days. Also, take note that you should always keep your emergency kits up to date by replacing the things in it from time to time. This would help preserve its contents so that you will not have spoiled food, dirty water, and drained batteries during an emergency. Second, you need to have an emergency plan. Try to make a plan on what to do during a calamity. For example, come up with a meeting place where you should meet together in times that you are away from each other and the lines are down. Your family must know this plan so that they would know where to go and what to do if something comes up. You can also try to simulate different calamity situations and practice the things that you need to do. This might seem weird for some people, but who knows, you might just make use of these things. It is better to be prepared always. Lastly, do not panic. Try to teach your children not to panic and teach them the basic things that they should do during a calamity. You can also teach them some survival methods like teaching them how to make a fire, doing first aid, CPR, cook their own food, and many more.

So if you do not have these plans and emergency kits in your homes, then it is best that you have these things now. No one knows when calamities would strike so it is always best if we are prepared.

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Important Things You Need To Have When Preparing For A Disaster

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Published on: July 4, 2013

119 preparing for disasterPreparing for a disaster is an important thing that every individual should do. You do not know when or where a certain disaster may occur and that is why it is imperative that you are well-prepared at all times. If you have observed, most establishments now have what is called as preemptive evacuation plan. It is a certain program that will be implemented whenever a certain disaster will occur. Through the plan, every individual will properly be evacuated out of the building and be brought to a certain location where they can be safe. Such plan will be implemented whenever there is fire, earthquake, bomb threat, and other dangerous and life-threatening situations. And, in order for employees of the building to be able to follow the plan carefully, drills are being performed from time to time.

 

When it comes to your home, there are certain things that you need to keep in mind when it comes to preparing for disaster. First of all, you need to make sure that you have an emergency kit. It is something that should not be missing in your home since it will be your lifesaver during emergency situations. It should include some medicines, plasters, a radio, a whistle, spare batteries, and a flashlight. It should also include a bottle of water and some food that can be eaten right away such as biscuits or crackers. For those who still do not have an emergency kit at home, there are also some shops that sell 72-hours emergency kits which already contain most of the essential items you need for emergency situations that will last for 72 hours.

 

Aside from having an emergency kit at home, having a good evacuation plan is also important. Such plan will allow you to get out of your house as fast as you can whenever a disaster occurs. You also need to have a good communication plan. Such plan will provide all the family members with ideas on where to go to for safety during a disaster and who to call for help. The plan is also very useful especially in situations where a family member gets trapped. With the help of good communication plan, the trapped family member can easily be located and retrieved. It will also give family members with ideas on where they should go after the disaster in order for all the family members to reunite. Having a good communication plan will also help make the evacuation plan smoother and more effective.

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Home Essentials That You Need To Have

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Published on: June 12, 2013

What is your ideal home? If you still do not have any ideas on what your home should be, then here are a few ideas that you might want to consider. Your home should be a place that will not only provide you with comfort and shelter, but should also provide you with protection and higher chances of survival during calamities and disasters or any other emergency situations. It should also be able to provide you with all your needs when it comes to living your daily life. These are what are called as home essentials. So, what are the different essentials that you need to have in your home?

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First of all, you need to have a 72 hours emergency kit. It is called 72 hours emergency kit as it can provide you with the essential items you need in order to survive for a span of 72 hours. This is often being neglected by home owners, but is very important to have. When it comes to security, having a CCTV camera installed around your house is also essential. If you have been watching the news on television, you will observe how useful CCTV cameras are when it comes to solving crimes and identifying perpetrators. The captured videos are also being used as evidence.

When it comes to your outdoors, having a garden where you can plant flowers, fruits, vegetables, or herbs is also essential. With the help of your garden, you will be able to relieve your stress. Aside from that, your garden can also help you save some money as you do not have to go out in the market anymore to buy some of your ingredients since you can acquire them directly from your own garden. Another advantage of having a garden is that you can ensure that the fruits and vegetables you will harvest are fresh and free from chemicals. Other home essentials that you need to have on your outdoors are furniture sets. They will provide you with the comfort you need whenever you want to go outside your home to breathe the fresh air and relax. This also goes the same with the interior part of your home; it should have furniture sets such as sofas, tables, chairs, and whatnot.

Kitchen utensils are also another home essentials that you need to have at home. Of course, how will you be able to cook your food daily if you do not have kitchen utensils? And lastly, your home should have proper lightings installed to provide you with brightness during the night.

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Staying Prepared For A Disaster: 3 Ways

122 staying preparedHow can you tell that a calamity is about to strike? Where will you get relevant information? What are the things that you need to secure? These are familiar questions by somebody who wants to surpass an upcoming disaster. It is best to build your own disaster kits. Staying prepared for a calamity can be done in various ways. Prepare not just one but two disaster boxes, one for your personal auto and another for the house. Traveling kit should contain supplies enough for 3-4 days or even a week. House kit should also contain relevant supplies that are good for a week or more than. There is no specific role in building a kit. But, you need to put in mind that only necessary supplies are included. Get rid of unnecessary items. Don’t overpopulate the container unless you can still manage to place and carry everything. Aside from a rescue kit, what else matter?

 

Determine the hazard

What are you preparing for? Determine the hazards that you will be facing. Is it an earthquake, hurricane, electric outbreak, etc. Consider also hazardous materials like plane crashes, train derailments, and more. Determine the level of risk in your place. Listen to the radio especially to the live coverage. For sure, you will be getting a lot of fresh information from there. Contact also local emergency managers or the Red Cross. Keep your senses on news. It is an advantage to be vigilant.

 

Secure safe evacuation areas

After you verify from the news that a danger is really coming, what comes next? It’s time to evacuate. Rescue little kids first. You should have a safe plan with the sketches of the areas that can be used as possible evacuation spots. Make sure the area is free from hazardous wastes or materials, spacious enough and well-ventilated.

 

Prepare enough food and water

Food and water are two most important factors that sustain lives. With or without an emergency, both are needed. Prepare food that could last longer like canned goods. Prepare enough supply of food because you’ll never know when really the disaster end. Put water on large containers. Make sure they are tightly sealed and are placed safe.

Now, what else do you need to prepare? You should have your phone ready, flashlight and survival weapons. Aside from those mentioned, there are still more. Make further surveys. Ask the pro or join disaster-risk trainings or seminars.

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Which Items Are Absolute Essentials For A Earthquake?

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Published on: January 25, 2013

With today’s predictive technology and media coverage, it is very unlikely that you will be caught off guard by a major earthquake. Even more so if you live in earthquake-prone areas. However, simply being aware and knowing a few drills are not enough. You need to stock up on specific items at home and around your person, so you can survive the worst even if help becomes delayed. Here are the essential things you need:

First is a whistle. This is to alert rescuers to your location, should you become trapped underneath some debris. A metal one is best, so if you are unable to blow on the whistle for whatever reason, you can hit other metal objects around you and create sound for the rescuers to hear.

Second is a flashlight. This will serve two purposes: to allow you to see your surroundings and possibly move to a safer location, and to allow rescuers to see you. To be practical, the flashlight should be small and easy to carry. You can choose either battery operated or crank flashlights, though the former is more convenient to use.

Third are some candies. If nothing else, these will give you much needed calories should you become trapped. They are small and easily carried in your bag or in your pocket, and you can easily make it a habit to have at least one candy in your bag everyday.

Fourth is water. A person needs about a gallon a day, and you need it to last for at least 3 days, possibly longer depending on the situation. That means you need to stock some water in your house, though you should keep some bottled water in your car and in your office as well. But if nothing else, you can keep a heavy duty plastic bag in your possession to be used for collecting water.

Fifth is a first aid kit. This will prevent you from developing infections should you have open  wounds. You can also use this to help other people around you.  To extend its uses, you can also put some medications there for fever, some antibiotics, or even some of your maintenance medications (if you are using any). For practical purposes, you should keep one in your car and one or two in the house.

To recap, you need a whistle, a flashlight, some candies, some water, and a first aid kit. These are the essentials for a earthquake, but they are by no means the only items you need. Professionally assembled earthquake kits have more items that can help you, and it is best to keep one in your house. But keeping these five items close to you at all times will help ensure that you can survive the worst.

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Tips On How To Eat Healthy In A Disaster

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Published on: January 18, 2013

Climate change and terrorism have many people thinking about disaster preparedness. With the latest storms and incidences of both foreign and domestic terrorism, many citizens have seen their lives and daily routines disrupted. The best action is to take action in advance of the disaster occurring. This way, you will be prepared in case the worst happens. Even if you are not faced with a disaster, you will be better off having a plan for survival. You will also be in a better position to help family, friends and loved ones, should they be faced with a disaster.

How to Eath Healthy in a Disaster

When disaster strikes, food distribution sources are extremely disrupted, and should include garcinia cambogia. Most grocery stores only have enough food for a few days or a week. This means that the store shelves will be empty quite quickly in the case of a natural or man-made disaster. That is why you cannot wait for the storm or terrorist strike, but must begin to stockpile some food in advance. You will want to purchase plenty of canned goods and other staples. You do not have to buy everything at once, but simply pick up a few extra items each time you go shopping. This way, you will have a large pantry of emergency supplies in just a few months time.

Water is another serious issue when disaster strikes. Having a store of water is extremely important. You may also want to explore different ways of cleaning water in order to make it safe to drink. Consider having a source of heat so that you can boil water even if you lose power. Your food will do you little good if you do not have a plentiful supply of drinking water. If you purchase jugs of water from the market, be certain to rotate and replace them every few months.

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Disaster Prepardness In The Pantry

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Published on: January 8, 2013

Disasters include floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, windstorms, blizzards, and even simple power outages. Everyone hopes that they will never experience a disaster of any kind. However, in the event of a disaster, it is important to be prepared as access to food, water, electricity, and other essentials may be limited. In case of an emergency, there are a few must have foods for disaster.

Necessary disaster foods must obviously be non-perishable items. Any perishable items will expire quickly, especially if the electricity has gone out. Canned goods can last years if unopened and are safe to eat directly from the can. Without access to a heating element, a canned vegetable may not taste as great as it could, but it will still provide nourishment and prevent hunger. Canned fruits taste excellent directly from the can. It is important that the cans be in good shape with no dents.

Dry cereals, crackers, chips, pretzels, and other dry goods that require no preparation for consumption are also excellent disaster preparedness foods. Dehydrated vegetables and fruits both store for a long period of time and contain nutrients. They can be eaten plain without any milk or juice, and can be stored longer than non-perishable goods.

While refrigerated beverages, such as milk, will not keep without electricity, there are many beverages on the market that do not require any type of refrigeration. Many juices and sodas can be opened and stored in a cupboard without going bad.  Often foods are thought to be essential in the way they taste.  If you’re tring to lose weight, then weightlosspunch.com is a great resource as well. There are now even types of pasteurized or powdered milk that can be stored in the cupboard and prepared without requiring any heat or refrigeration.

While it may sometimes seem silly to store goods in a pantry or cupboard for a disaster that will hopefully never happen, those disaster foods may save your life in the event of an emergency.

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