Shelter In Place


One of the most critical factors is a disaster is water. Everyone must assume that the water is contaminated in the time of a crisis.  Therefore, all water must be boiled. It is good to stockpile as much bottled water as you can at least enough to last 7 days.

Note:  I have received arguments that boiling for longer than 5 minutes will just waste good water, but 15 minutes is safer to kill Cryptospiridium. Also keep in mind that electricity will probably not be available so you will need propane ( 5 gal.).


Food, per person, for one year:   (pide by 12 for 1 month)

  • Wheat - 300 lbs.
  • Rice - 100 lbs.
  • Beans, Peas, Lentils, 50 lbs. each
  • Honey or Sugar - 60 lbs.
  • Salt - 3 lbs.  (Get 6 lbs to be sure)
  • Cayenne Pepper - 1 large can
  • Herbal Seasonings
  • Dried Milk - 80 lbs.
  • Peanut Butter - 50 lbs.
  • Dried Fruit (raisins) 30 pounds
  • Canned food, or dried (ready to mix) food
  • Oatmeal - 50 lbs.
  • Alfalfa Seeds - 10 lbs.
  • Sprouts
  • Canned Sardines, Tuna, Salmon- 20 lbs

Being Prepared

God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

We believe that God protects us daily, as we walk with Him in the Spirit. This is God's promise. (Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 41:10-13; Psalm 62:1-2; Psalm 91)

We still want to be prepared by exercising some common sense while living in Southern California.

The "Shelter In Place" document to the left is a starting point for being prepared for a natural disaster.

We strongly encourage you to develop an emergency plan for you and your family.

Don't be ignorant.  Be vigilant!  Be prepared!

Learn more in developing your emergency plan: