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Infographic of the Day: Doomsday: Would You Survive?

March 18th, 2013
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55% of Americans have less than a 3-day supply of food in their homes, while a 2007 Red Cross survey found 93 percent of Americans are not prepared for a major calamity. A recent National Association of Insurance Commissioners survey found 48 percent of Americans had not taken an inventory of their possessions, while 32 percent had not photographed their possessions, and 58 percent had no receipts showing the costs of what they owned.

Follow up:

FinalCall.com News wrote, Preparedness advocates suggest having “to go” bags in case of a disaster. They advise packing two bags, one with short-term items such as toiletries, radio, flashlights and batteries and the other should contain cash, especially coins for vending machines, over the counter medicines for pain and allergy relief, first aid items, dust masks and gloves, plastic trash bags and water.

Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!

1. Head to the nearest Wal-mart, Kmart, Costco or whatever and pick-up 20 lbs of white or brown rice and 20 lbs of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.


2. While you’re there grab 5 lbs mixed beans, 5 lbs of white sugar, 5 lbs of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 5 lbs oats, 10 lbs each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.


3. Now head over to the canned foods and pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables. Be sure to buy only those brands and contents you normally eat and nothing exotic. No need to shock the senses.


4. Now over to the canned meats. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna. Again buy only those brands with contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.


5. Okay. Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart. The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.


6. Over to the powdered drink mix – go on I’ll wait…Okay, pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass). Also grab six 19-Ounce Containers of Kool-Aid Drink Mix.


7. Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements. I buy this brand at the local Wal-Mart - comes in 200 count bottle for $8 each.


8. Now to the department we all love – sporting goods. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home.


9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon. More if you can, but this should be a good start. Also a good universal cleaning kit.


10. And lastly pick up the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb. Also grab two boxes of wooden matches and several multi-purpose lighters.









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