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Emergency Preparation – Safety, Shelter, Water and Food

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Many people do not know how to amass water and food to last the recommended 30 days – or really any number of days. Here we break down the ways to get you from the start of the emergency to some level of survival comfort. Remember, this is going way beyond the bridge being down for a few days.

Some folks are content with a few extra cans of peanut butter in the back of the pantry, others can eat for months from their supplies. Due to the nature of catastrophes that could afflict us (Cascadian Fault earthquake, bridge loss, fire, winter storms) we recommend a 30-day supply of food, water and critical medicines.

SURVIVAL – Rule of Threes

  1. 3 minutes – About how long you can go without oxygen, and likely less than that to get to a safe place.
  2. 3 hours – How quickly the average person will be negatively affected by hypothermia
  3. 3 days – Most people can last this long, but not much longer, without water
  4. 3 weeks – About how long the average person can go without food

More in this section: How to Start Surviving

2.4.1 Getting to a safe place
2.4.2 Staying Warm
2.4.3 Water Overview – Storage - Filtration - Purification
2.4.4 Food
2.4.5 Power

Last modified on: 3/1/2024