According to the financial planners the term emergency preparedness usually refer to the estate planning documents, insurance and emergency savings. All these emergency preparedness is very crucial for every individual, but it has no role during the natural disasters like the recent Hurricane named Michael.
It has created many stories and all news channels were covering it, but gradually it faded away. However, the areas that were hit by this Hurricane like Gulf Coast is still recovering from this unexpected storm. So, it is necessary for you to prepare beforehand and stay equipped with all essential gears and supplies to cope up with the unexpected storm which may arrive anytime without prior notice.
This is the reason why emergency planning is done. The emergency planning in this sense means the complete 3 days emergency kit with basic supplies. Red Cross and FEMA suggest people to at least store water and foods for 2 weeks until the situation recovers. However, in the name of emergency planning, people are storing a whole year’s food supply.
But, this is something which is considered wastage of money. For your assistance and help here are some tips for storing foods and emergency supplies to cope up with the unexpected emergencies.
1. Store Only Necessary Supplies that You Need – This means that you are required to store only the essential supplies which you are going to use during emergencies. There is no sense of storing the things and foods which have not use for you during emergencies and don’t want to eat respectively. The thumb rule is that you must always prefer to purchase the foods and supplies beforehand and stock it up.
This will allow you to buy the necessary supplies beforehand and in bulk, while helping you to save some of your money. This will also save your efforts and time by not having to rush in the last minutes of emergencies and make several trips to the store to purchase the essentials which tend to be expensive in last minutes.