posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by Thunderheart
I would agree with you, except one question comes to mind. Most people keep their food in the kitchen on the main floor. Some people have pantry's,
and maybe even store some extra in the basement or garage.
How many people store their food in water tight containers? How many people store their food on the second floor or attic? Not many I would think.
These people may have had their original supplies destroyed in a house flood, or rotten in the fridge/freezer after a day or two of the power going
out. Tip: If it is only the power going out, eat the stuff in the fridge and freezer first hopefully before it goes bad. This gives you the right to
pig out on that ice cream.
Granted they would still have their canned food. I don't know if some of the food that comes sealed in a thin plastic containers would be water
tight such as a sleeve of crackers. Everything not sealed, I would think would be bad.
Most of the time my family of five could last a week or more with the food we have, since I like to only go grocery shopping twice a month. I don't
know if it would last if everything got soaking wet.
Unlike others, I have taken 2 liter water bottles and filled them up awhile ago. I usually make sure I put fresh water in them every 6 months or so. I
would have alot more, except my husband started complaining about not having space for them. 17 up stairs for drinking, and 15 which includes 2 gallon
milk jugs for flushing the toliet and other stuff as needed. I havn't changed the water in the ones downstairs in over a year.
I'm thinking I probably need more than that, but that is what my family will tolerate right now. I wonder if I would get a thank you if something
does happen? Maybe I should start thinking about how I store the food. Then my family will really start calling me crazy.