People who keep emergency stockpiles are likely to be ridiculed. However, keeping emergency stockpiles means that in the event of a shortage of supplies, you have valuable emergency daily food supplies available. The reasons for such a shortage could be contaminated drinking water, floods or a nuclear incident. However, a few chain reactions in the global economy would be sufficient to severely disrupt the supply of some goods.
First and foremost, an emergency stockpile should contain a week’s supply of long-life food and nine litres of water per person. Remember: drinking is more important than eating. Don’t forget:
- Essential medications and toiletries
- Torches, candles and matches/lighter
- Battery-operated radio and spare batteries
- Gas cooker
- Cash (in the event of a power outage, cash points and electronic payment methods will no longer work)
- Food for pets