Author Archives: Marc from Ready Store

Can I Use Bleach to Purify Water Storage?

At The Ready Store, we often get this question. Many believe that you can use household bleach to purify water storage. Here is the best answer we can provide. Household bleach is not manufactured with human consumption in mind. The chemicals are much higher than what would be considered safe for human consumption. Having said that... Read More

Julian Date- What Is It?

We often get the question of why an MRE doesn't have an expiration date printed on it.
You may have noticed that your MRE's have a funny number at the bottom. What is that thing?
Where did these dates come from?
Julian Dates, abbreviated JD, are simply a continuous count of days and fractions since noon Universal Time... Read More

What is a #10 can?

When you search for emergency food, you will find the majority of vendors sell their goods in a variety of container sizes like a pouch, bucket, and a #10 can. Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding the #10 can and we hope it will assist you with getting prepared.
WHAT IS A #10 CAN?
When... Read More

What is the Shelf-Life of an Open Can?

One of the most common questions that we're are asked is "What is the shelf life of a #10 can once it is opened?"
General tips
With all kinds of food, the shelf-life will be decreased by three things:
1. How long it has been opened
2. How much it is exposed to oxygen and moisture
3. How much heat... Read More

Elderly Emergency Preparedness

Often times the elderly and people with certain disabilities face special issues when preparing for a disaster. There is a number of public and quasi-public entities devoted to emergency preparedness for those with special needs.
These panels are charged with advising on public policies involving special needs populations, fostering understanding between the special needs community and... Read More

How to Clean, Prepare and Fill a Water Container

Storing water doesn't sound super complicated, right? But you want to make sure you do it right. Nothing would be worse than opening your water storage to find that it's not drinkable. We've prepared these quick steps to help ensure that your water storage container is filled correctly and will last.
STEP 1: Before filling a... Read More

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