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In an emergency, food, water and shelter are basic needs that come first. Though every family will have different needs in an emergency, your goal should be to have at least a 72 hour supply of food and water on hand. Following are some fact sheets and resources that can assist you in storing food and water safely.
Food and Water Storage in an Emergency - Fact Sheets from OSU Extension
Water Storage for Emergencies (SP-50-835)
Food Storage for Emergencies (SP-50-833)
Links to Additional Food Storage Resources
- Food Storage - Use It or Lose It - Utah State Extension Services
- Food Safety: Food Storage, Preparation and Handling – Common questions answered by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.
- Food Storage Guidelines for Consumers – Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Canned Goods – Proper storage can increase shelf life and quality of canned goods - Utah State University Extension
- Food Storage for Safety and Quality and Storing Food for Safety and Quality (PNW 612) - Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Content Contact: Jeanne Brandt