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How much water do you need to have stored? The minimum quantity of water you should have for emergency preparedness is one gallon per person per day for two weeks. It is even better to have an additional one half gallon to one gallon per person per day for washing, food preparation, and sanitation. The more water added to your storage plan the better. Hot weather will require you to have even more water. Cooking and bathing will require water. If you are still in your home during an emergency you’ll need water to flush toilets, although potable water isn’t...

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Before collecting food, clothing, shelter, money, or any other item, the single most important thing to account for in your emergency preparedness plan is water. It is essential to life, you need it more than food, and without it your survival gear won’t be complete. Water is the most common substance on earth. Though 70% of the earth is covered in water, less than 3% of the total water volume is fresh water that can be consumed by humans. And more than 80% of fresh water is in the form of glacial ice. I don’t know about anyone else’s situation...

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Unexpected and disastrous events can serve as a pointed reminder as to just how vulnerable we can be, and how easily things can slip beyond our control when a disaster occurs. When access to basic necessities become limited, people act out of the apparent need for self preservation, and it’s human nature to try and do whatever it takes to protect ourselves and our families. Recent Events1. In May 2010, nearly 2 million people in the Boston area lost access to clean drinking water. The order to boil water only lasted two days, but unless you were part of the...

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The first time I looked at the three different kinds of products sold on the Wise Food Insurance site I immediately thought of two categories of people who might pounce all over this thoughtful mix of food and equipment. This is my knee jerk reaction.The AdventurerEatIf you’re a thrill seeker you probably look at the freeze dried meals as lightweight camping food that can provide a means to eliminate weight from your pack and create extra space. You’ve got healthy breakfast options, a variety of filling dinners and soups, and enough carbohydrates and calories to keep your adventure going for...

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When it comes to having fresh, pure drinking water many of us turn to filtration systems to remove impurities from the tap water in our homes. And if you live in a house that’s got old plumbing like I do then a good water filter pitcher makes an obvious difference when it comes to taste, purity and clarity. Like shopping for any product, picking the best water filter pitcher is a game of weighing costs and benefits. So here’s a look at how the Seychelle water pitcher offered by Wise Food Insurance compares against a leading pitcher from Brita. Seychelle...

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