Shelter In Place


One of the most critical factors in 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 for 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 Cryptosporidium. Also, keep in mind that electricity will probably not be available, so you will need propane (5 gal).


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

  • Wheat - 300 lbs.
  • Rice - 100 lbs.
  • Beans, Peas, Lentils, 50 lbs. of 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: