Rice Recommendations: Rice falls in the long term storage for grains. It is recommended that you store 55 lbs of rice per person for 12 months. I like to vary the kinds of rice I store. Some of my favorites are Basmati (long and fragrant) , Botan (short and sticky), Minute Rice Brown Rice (easier than traditional brown rice and better for you), and of course the traditional long grain.
Medication Recommendations: This will be personal for each family. I would suggest looking at what you use on a monthly basis and try to get as much as you can to stock up. This may be difficult for prescriptions using insurance. If that is your case then try to keep a list with the amount and the family members who use them handy, with a copy stored in your 72 hour kits also.
Another non traditional method for medications is becoming educated about herbal remedies and aromatherapy. For more information about essential oils visit this website. You can Also view this quick instructional document I put together for you all here.
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