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By: DisasterReady , 2:57 AM GMT on May 31, 2013

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This is my first blog entry and I just want to encourage all to become engaged in becoming ready for disasters. With only 15% of the American population geared up to take care of themselves if disaster strikes we have lots of work to do to educate and motivate the populous to do their part.

From disease outbreaks, natural disasters, terror strikes, loss of jobs and personal injury we are at risk of losing our ability to purchase food or other items to keep our families fed, watered and sheltered.

It is my hope you will follow my blog inputs and engage me with comments and ideas. No one is a total expert on survival and I learn everyday from others who are involved in this important but often ignored topic.

My first tip is to purchase food as opposed to socking money away in a savings account that pays very little in interest. If disaster never strikes you will save money by purchasing food today as opposed to next month when the prices are most likely to be higher. You can effectively save up to 16% on food prices by purchasing ahead. Canned foods last up to and beyond 5 years and by dating the items you can rotate and keep your stores from being on the shelf too long.

If disaster strikes and you have taken the steps to prepare you will most likely not have to stand in line with others who will be dependent on someone else to give them food and water. If bad enough the event could be much worse than those Black Friday episodes we are all familiar with. Do your part and start getting prepared. It is not complicated.

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4. RTLSNK
11:21 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Thanks, checked out stilltasty.com, good info there!
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2. DisasterReady
3:21 PM GMT on June 02, 2013
Hello Snake

Check out www.stilltasty.com. This is a great site to determine the shelf life of all kinds of foods. Even a two year shelf life is acceptable in my view if you continue to rotate your stores. Some think expensive "survival food" is the way to go, but not my gig.

If never caught in a disaster that survival food sits around and is not used and adds to the expense of becoming prepared.

From the research I have done most experts say that as long as canned food is properly stored and the can is solid it will be fine to eat long after the "best if used by date."

White rice also has long shelf life and can be used with many canned goods to enhance the meal. Rice does however take water to cook, so store as much water as possible and practical too.

Hope this helps.
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1. RTLSNK
6:06 PM GMT on May 31, 2013
Hi there, welcome to the website!

I'm trying to stock up the pantry before Hurricane
season and I'm interested in your comment about canned
food lasting up to and beyond 5 years.

I can't find any canned food at Publix Supermarket that
lasts longer than 2 years. Can you help me out here?

Thanks, Snake
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As an author of several books on disaster preparation and survival skills I would like to post short articles on the this subject matter.

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