Earthquake Preparedness

Safe Food Storage

Bungee Cords Holding Food Storage on Shelf Earthquake Preparedness

Part of earthquake preparedness is keeping your food storage safe. Chances that you’ll experience an earthquake are high.

What can you do to protect your food storage?

Plastic containers and cans will do better in an earthquake than glass bottles.

If you do a lot of canning, you’ll have glass bottles on the shelf. You need to find a way to keep them from jiggling off the shelves onto the floor. That would be a mess you don’t want to clean up, plus there goes all your food. Bungee Cord Hooks

Bungee cords work great. The bungee cord hooks right into the end of the metal pre-fabricated shelves.

When you’re unloading and reloading your shelves or just reorganizing things a bit, the bungee cords come off easily. When you’re done just put them back in place.

A little foresight now can save a lot of hassle and mess later.

When the earthquake hits don't walk around in bare feet. Broken glass can cause a major injury that's preventable.

James Talmage Stevens

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There are many ways to purify your water. Here are a few different methods: