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.
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.
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.