- Bottled water is ready to go when you are - no prep, no mess, no hassle. It doesn't require additional preparation, no filter, no container, no worries. And when it's gone, you have refillable bottles left to reuse until trouble subsides. (Then you can recycle them.)
- A case of single serve containers are affordable ($3-6 dollars). That's your 72 hour supply.
Do you keep one case of bottled water for each person at home? There are lots of ways to store water for an emergency, but start off easy with one case for each person.
|In Halifax, hearses wait to receive bodies from recovery operations.|
Abelson, Mr. Samson
Abelson, Mrs. Hanna
|Statue on street in Belfast|
Safety on the water is always a concern. I've enjoyed three Caribbean cruises, two house boats, many passenger and car ferries, and several city tour boats without incident, but I prefer to be overly prepared in any situation. I searched for some good "Staying Safe on a Cruise" websites and blogs, but I came up surprisingly short. Most information provided helps you steer clear of crime (pickpockets, abductions, etc.) on larger boats or cover basic physical safety on smaller craft. Those are paramount to be sure, but when I step onto a boat, especially a big one, I want to think of the other things that might go wrong and be prepared to avoid or endure them.
- Food and water - On both of my most recent cruises, I took some snacks and bottled water, just in case. They mostly sat there until the last day of the cruise. But if there was a food contamination scare or if we had drifted for days at sea with no power, I was ready.
|Collision of the Costs Concordia |
|Photographic Print of the Iceberg |
Believed to have Sunk the Titanic
|Lifeboats Recovered from the Titanic |
From 'The Pageant of the Century'
Published by Odhams Press Limited 1912
- On Sunday, the day of the crash, the ship's lifeboat drill was cancelled for unknown reasons. During the evacuation, the lifeboats were not filled to capacity, and many believe this is due to the crew and passengers' lack of familiarity with the equipment and procedures.
One Day Without Shoes, an event that promotes awareness that millions of children worldwide risk injury and disease because they don't have even one pair of shoes to protect their feet. Most of us enjoy blessings that keep more than one pair (...more than five? ... more than ten?) of shoes in a pile by our front door, in our closets, under our beds. And you and I also have the means to bless others with our time, energy and finances.
- Some children are not allowed to attend school because shoes are required and they do not own a pair.