When it comes to hoarding for an emergency situation bear in mind what is most likely to happen in your area – cyclones, flooding, riots, or earthquakes and from there you can plan accordingly as regards time frames – one week or two or perhaps even more in the case of civil unrest or severe natural disasters that may leave you cut off from other people and supermarket shelves empty because supply vehicles are unable to get in to replenish goods.
In the recent flooding of March-April 2017 in Queensland Australia it was amazing to see first hand how quickly those supermarket shelves were cleared and how difficult it was to get in fresh produce from the affected areas.
It’s very hard to prioritize items on the list because a person can’t go much more than 3 days without WATER, but without HEATING in cold climates a person can die from exposure to the elements within hours. FOOD is important but you may not survive to eat it if you are not SECURE from danger and have MEDICAL SUPPLIES to treat injuries before infection sets in. When you are cut off you need COMMUNICATION to know when it will be safe to venture out and where to go. You will also need PERSONAL HYGIENE items to stay healthy.
1 Water –two liters per day per person is average– more in hotter climates.
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