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Don’t let an emergency catch you off guard

In May, you can ‘BWG Prepared’ to feed your family for a few days in less than ideal circumstances
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BWG Prepared is a series of monthly tips that will help you and your family prepare for an emergency.  Follow along on Facebook or to gather the items you may need to create an emergency kit for your family.   At the end of the year, you will have a fully stocked kit for your home in case an emergency occurs.

May is time to remember to feed you and your family.  KEEP IN MIND that you may be eating this food on the road, or in a home without power.  Don’t bother packing food that requires cooking unless you have a camp stove, BBQ or other means of cooking.

Pack a 72-hour supply of non-perishable, ready-to-eat foods like canned meats, crackers, applesauce, protein bars and granola bars. Ensure you keep a manual can opener with your food supply.  If you have an outdoor stove, keep it with your emergency supplies, ready to be taken with you if necessary.  Check the expiry dates on your food twice a year.

For more information on emergency preparedness, including our full series of tips, visit our website: