Posted on December 22, 2009 8:31 pm



BERKEY Water Filters — Safe Water in an Emergency – Needs No Electricity – Safe Water From Any Fresh Water Source

Shelter food and water needs

There are many books available that describe
emergency food and water
supplies. The Internet sites are filled with such information. All shelters should
include at least a basic quantity of food, medications, and drinking water for all
occupants for up to two weeks. FEMA recommends a minimum of
one-gallon of water per person per day. Keep in mind that all
emergency food and water supplies have a limited shelf life and should
be rotated every six months.Pre-packaged dehydrated survival foods
are available that require minimum storage space and have a shelf
life of several years. If your dual use shelter will be used as a pantry,
be sure to also store foods that can be eaten without cooking or
further preparation. You will also need disposable eating
utensils, paper plates, and garbage bags.

Water Is Life

From cars being swept down the Potomac River – to
massive sink holes literally swallowing trucks in Manhattan and Fire Engines in
Los Angeles – to flood waters contaminating public buildings with E. coli in New
Jersey, we are seeing the results of neglected water infrastructure.  Experts
warn that if we don’t take action soon, an entire generation of progress under
the Clean Water Act and Safe Water Drinking Act is at risk.  At stake, is a
dangerous tipping point to a new era, or should we say – old, where water
systems become unstable in their ability to deliver, fish kills and drinking
water alerts become an everyday occurrence.