Caregiver222's suggestions for storage is to confine yourself to rectangular plastic milk crates, eight-quart transparent (preferably) file storage containers with waterproof sealable tops, and one or two .50 cal surplus ammunition containers, each unit filled with no more than 35 pounds. The thirty-five to forty pound limit is extremely important. One person should be able to carry each unit. Think two milk crates and two eight-quart storage containers per person.
Cardboard containers will end up infested with mice or insects. And they will deteriorate. You used to have to swipe the milk crates, but they are now commericially available at many stores. Get the rectangular ones.
When empty the eight-quart file storage containers can be used to store water.
The milk-crates can be used as seats when eating outdoors.
The steel fire-resistant and waterproof ammunition box is for passport, cell phone, electronic gear such as two-way radios, and critical papers.
In an energency these can be removed from the house and placed in the trunk of a car easily.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.