The Unprepared Population: A Statistic You Don’t Want To Be a Part Of

Friday, July 12, 2013
By Paul Martin

Tess Pennington
Ready Nutrition

I have suggested to readers that allotting a certain percentage of your monthly budget and using it for emergency preparation is an advantageous investment for your future well being. Many have remarked that with the economy on the down slope, they simply cannot afford to use a portion of their budgets towards preparations. My response back to them is, “Can you afford not to be prepared?

FEMA Wants Every Home To Have 2 Weeks Worth of Food

As a whole, most of the population is not prepared for an unforeseen disaster. Many emergency websites such as FEMA has stressed how important it is to be prepared. Specifically, FEMA has suggested that each family should have at a minimum of a three day supply of food, but should not limit it to that amount. In fact, they go on to suggest each household have a two week supply as well. Statistics state that the average family household has 3 days or less of food in their homes. With that knowledge in hand, it is safe to say that most of the population is ill equipped to handle an unforeseen extended emergency, and the result is a formula for epic disaster.

Simply put, when human beings basic needs are not met, their once passive natures dissolves and a more aggressive side replaces it. When an entire population’s needs are not being met, what do you think will happen? 4 words – complete and utter pandemonium. The unspoken truth is there is simply not enough food in the stores to supply a large population all at once. As a result, many families will go without food and chaos will ensue.

Point and fact, many who live in areas where extreme weather occurs understand and plan for the masses to rush the stores at the last possible moment to stock up on supplies. Some are able to buy a surplus of goods (if they get to the stores in time), and some people get there too late and walk home empty handed. The supply of food has run out because everyone is buying the same types of foods. Foods such as basic food pantry, canned goods, bread, condiments, water, batteries, flashlights, emergency supplies, etc. Having these supplies at home will eliminate the stress of fighting the hoards in the stores.

Preparing Provides Peace of Mind

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