Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Are You Prepared?

Panic buying is nothing new, but this disaster in Japan reminds us of the importance of being prepared when emergencies come our way.
People in Tokyo, which is home to 12 million people have been buying up radios, torches, candles, fuel containers and sleeping bags, bread, canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water and other foodstuffs at supermarkets.

Retailers said the panic buying is on going with residents struggling to buy food. Yoshiyuki Sakuma was one of many who could not find a single bag of rice. "I couldn't find any anywhere," he said, adding he was now searching for bread.

"If you lose electricity, water and gas, at least you can still eat bread."

There is  lot you can do to get prepared and you don't have to do it all in one day.
Each time you go shopping, toss a few extra essentials in to your cart, and before you know it, you'll have extra food, water, batteries and the supplies you'll need.

We'll be discussing this more in the weeks to come...