Food to keep on hand could easily include even peanut butter and honey, as these are normally readily available and have a long shelf life (as does Spam). Most canned food will store safely for 2 years, except high acidic varieties such as tomatoes (and foods containing vinegar) and these should be used within 1 year. Most dates on canned goods indicate when it was manufactured. But, by all means please acquire some emergency type long life foods for numerous reasons. Most offer long life spans, are quick and easy to prepare, offer compact storage ability and offer quick grab and go portability.
Needless to say, good clean pure water is absolutely vital for our ongoing good health. In regard to survival, we can reportedly go up to 3 minutes without air, live 3 hours in a truly harsh enviroment, go 3 days without water (although dehydration can occur within 1 hour in hot areas), and survive up to 3 weeks without food. Where water is concerned, weʼd certainly recommend at minimum we all standby store (in a cool and dark dry place preferably) some emergency water. For safest water filtration results with the best taste too, use a high quality filter and/or treatment purification drops. AquaTruWater.com now has an affordable and compact countertop reverse osmosis purifier, that is highly recommended by Mike Adams, "The Health Ranger." The BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com line of filters is consistently well rated too, such as the testing results by Mr. Adams, at NaturalNews.com. The Seychelle.com company is also well rated and offers an exceptional line of water filters that even includes an Extreme filter that eliminates radiation contamination. Their filters also raise the water pH which is a healthy bonus, especially their pH2O line, which is specifically designed for increased boosts. Their line includes water pitchers, bottles, straws, etc. Aquamira.com also has a good reputation and offers water bottles, purification drops, etc. We all definitely need to have some portable water bottles on hand (at least one for each person) with spare filters for emergency and/or bug out use. You can even use these now for everyday replacement of costly bottled water. Seychelle bottles as example, provide up to 100 gallons of filtered water before a fresh filter is needed. This would equal 757 half liters of bottled water, for just pennies per gallon. The bottles may be used over and over, are recycle friendly, with no leach and BPA free. Be aware too, that AugasonFarms.com offers Water Drink Pouches, 5 gallon storage boxes with liners and a 55 gallon storage kit. We might well need the ability to catch rain water if under all out extended disaster conditions. We also suggest you download our First Aid Tips pdf article under Downloads in the Health Tips folder and acquire the books: "Where There Is No Doctor" by David Werner and "When All Plans Fail" by Paul R. Williams, M.D. And of course, store some emergency long life food along with your water. On a health side note, the Omega-3s found in Krill Oil can definitely help avoid cellular dehydration issues.
Emergency power needs. We all certainly wish to have some form of back up power readily available when needed to run various electrical equipment or appliances, lights, etc. Running your home refrigerator or freezer as little as 1 hour a day as example, could prevent spoilage of costly food. We suggest you acquire a fuel-less generator. Even if you currently have a gasoline operated unit, please remember the smaller and less costly versions of these usually are not built to withstand day in and day out usage. Furthermore, they are very costly to operate, especially with per gallon fuel prices we are now confronted with. Plus gasoline may not be locally available under emergency circumstances. Of course the larger permanent mount units (such as the Guardian brand) for home or business that operate on natural gas or propane would be an asset, although considerably higher in cost than most portable brands.
How do you plan to communicate should a factor disable all local power, phone lines, internet service and cell towers? We recommend you cover this vital base by promptly obtaining an FCC approved Amateur (Ham) Radio License and at minimum a compact (battery operated) hand held transceiver to access one or more of the Ham radio bands, that also will in many areas monitor local law enforcement and fire services as well. There are now well over 750,000 Americans participating in this most useful and rewarding hobby. Cost can easily be kept under $150 to fully join in, including radio purchase. The typical Ham hand held 5 watt transceiver as example will operate a distance of approx. 20 miles, depending on terrain and antenna. However, thanks to private and/or Ham Club owned permanent Repeaters available for 24/7 access in most areas, that distance is greatly increased. Please read and download our “How To Get Started In Ham Radio” PDF document under the Downloads section at the FactorReady.com web site. It is also posted at our local Ham Club internet site, W5JAS.org. You can further visit the Amateur Radio Relay League national organization web site at ARRL.org for a world of good information on the Ham hobby, find clubs in your area, etc. Once you are into the hobby you may well have interest in a higher class ham license that will permit use of additional (long range) high frequencies, that can allow continental or even world wide contacts with appropriate antenna and radio gear. Note: morse code is no longer required for any of the 3 level ham radio FCC licenses.
Simplified 7-Step Shortcut Nutrition Guide: (Get Healthy/Stay Healthy). Special Note: This article is frequently updated with newly found helpful material. With 1 out of 2 American males and 1 out of 3 females now experiencing cancers within their lifetimes, what are you doing to avoid this statistic? Even if youʼve previously had cancer, be aware that although surgery, chemo or radiation may have addressed the symptoms (such as tumors, etc.) they normally do not address the cause, nor do they generally eliminate cancer stem (mother) cells. Therefore, cancer returns are quite common, especially if nothing is done to eliminate the original cause (with approriate nutrition and supplements if needed to address any cancer stem cell conditions). We are now convinced the primary reason for most cancers is a weak immune system, which allows cancers and/or other auto immune diseases a foothold. This condition generally occurs over a period of time from causes such as (1) A lack of sufficient and real nutrition in our modern western diets. Our bodies need up to 90 different nutrients daily for optimal health, per Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Donʼt Lie.” (2) Dental work toxins resulting from defective root canals and leaking amalgam fillings containing mercury which can poison our systems. (3) Environmental toxins, such as smoking, etc.. can of course also play a strong cause role as can excessive stress which can suppress immune effectiveness. Therefore, the ball is in our courts to take charge of our own adult personal health and benefit from optimal health and energy along with avoiding as many diseases as possible. After suffering some personal cancer bouts and much research reading we would suggest as many of the following steps be employed as affordable and practical to assist in avoiding or recovering from cancers and other offsets and in maintaining optimal health. At minimum in prevention efforts, please consider utilizing the recommended beta glucan and a good all-natural (not synthetic) multi-vitamin, along with an appropriate diet, including the Budwig health mix. Also, a good brand of Curcumin, Fish Oil and/or Krill Oil and some Green Tea, and possibly some Black Cumin Seeds too. The Information presented will hopefully provide nutrition assistance to aid in prevention or even assist with combating literally any health issues such as cancers, etc. Further, see specific pdf health articles in the Health Tips folders under the Downloads tab. Plus, we should all obtain and read the book, “Imagine Heaven” by pastor John Burke. It can remove any Christian’s reservations about elderly age and/or severe injury or illness situations taking any toll on us (we promise this book will put a smile on your face!) Visit ImagineHeaven.net for the comforting details and free visual and audio book excerpts!! In fact, Ray Comfort at LivingWaters.com says "Passing for Christians is just the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven." Not a Christian? Read our Christian Factors messages from Billy Graham and Greg Laurie at FactorReady.com under Downloads (in Other Messages folder). But, Hey-back to our earthly Health status for now! The Lord is concerned about our daily well being...so please review the following Simplified 7-Step Shortcut Nutrition Guide for a long and happy health status right here in our Phase 1 of Life...