Is It Time to Store Water and Food?
April 16, 2013
Once again, our idyllic spring is being rudely interrupted with storm warnings. Whether planning for a natural disaster or just for good common sense, it seems like a smart idea to have a few weeks of food and water safely stored away.
I remember the reactions some of us had to Y2K. My friend and I were recently laughing about the massive quantity of pinto beans she had stored up. Her family never did use those pinto beans We stocked up a few extra supplies at our house, which consisted of six soda bottles refilled with water and a few more cans of food in the pantry.
You may have genuine questions about sensible food storage, but you don’t really know where to begin. Are pinto beans really the best choice since they require so much water for cooking? Where does one store supplies so as not to clutter up the living space? How much is too much? What are the best food sources considering each has a limited shelf life?
If this blog is starting to sound like an infomercial, it’s because I know about a program coming up at two of our MCPL branches. You can register now for the program, Food and Water Storage Basics at the Camden Point Branch or at the Lone Jack Branch. This program will help anyone be sensibly prepared and answer all the questions I’ve raised. My family is, personally, planning on storing away some "peace of mind" very soon.
Camden Point Branch