Build Your Family Emergency Plan
If you have made it this far, I think it's safe to assume that you are committed to providing a secure future for your family. I'm so excited you're here!
When I started preparing my home, I found too many companies pushing products in my face but they essentially lacked a real substance for making me feel prepared. I can't argue that a bucket of food is a great investment! But emergency preparedness does not end there. In fact, the products you see on the internet are barely scraping the surface of true preparedness.
You don't have to believe in zombies to be a prepper either. The limits or extremes to your preparedness journey are entirely up to you and the resources you have available.
Whether you're single or you have a large family and regardless of whether you live on a large property or a small apartment, you should take advantage of your potential to prepare for minor and major emergencies!
Emergency preparedness can be simplified into three steps:
Food, water, medical and personal supplies are indispensable. Stockpile enough supplies at home to last you a minimum of 72 hours, but if possible 2 weeks or more.
Multiply your needs by the amount of people in your household. If worst comes to worst, it's always best to have extra. Stores run out of basic supplies quickly when disasters occur.
Having a lot of supplies but no real knowledge of how to use them is a waste of money and effort.
On our blog, we teach you practical preparedness tools that are easy to learn. We provide in-depth and well-researched guides that everyone can employ, no matter what your current skill level is. Make sure you prioritize this step.
The radio and news are two of the best places to hear about which disasters are threatening your community. Make sure you are prepared and ready to go if you receive an order to evacuate.
The button below takes you to an alert map highlighting real-time emergencies all over the world. Check your local news source for detailed information and updates.
Family Food Serving Matrix
Preparing your family with enough food supplies can be overwhelming. While there's no exact way to determine how much food you should stockpile for an emergency, the chart below is a great place to start.
As an example, if you're looking to save enough food for a family of 4 for the duration of 1 month, you would be recommended to get a bucket with a minimum of 360 servings.
Use the chart to determine how many months (across) you want to save food for, and how many people (down) are in your household, to determine an estimated serving measure.
This chart serves as a guide for long-term emergency food that is carefully prepared and packaged to last up to 25 years on the shelf. Long-term emergency food can be found at our shop here.
If you prefer to diversify your meals by also storing canned and dried foods, make sure to check expiration dates and rotate them as necessary. This guide can help you determine which store-bought items have the longest shelf life.