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Maintaining Your Emergency Kit
Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed. Here are some tips to keep your supplies ready and in good condition:
  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers to protect from pests and to extend its shelf life.
  • Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented or corroded.
  • Use foods before they go bad and replace them with fresh supplies.
  • Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in the front.
  • Change stored food and water supplies every six months. Be sure to write the date you store it on all containers.
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.
Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers, such as an unused trashcan, camping backpack or duffel bag. 

Emergency Food Kits on Sale During September
At the request of Fairview Police Chief Ken Johnson a local vendor is offering a sale for emergency food kits to help residents begin to build a stock pile of food for emergency and disaster preparedness.  Extreme Products, located at: 12310 SE Highway 212, Clackamas, OR 97015 is offering 20% off of their Mountain House food products.  The food has a shelf life of 25 years.  For more information call:  503-657-4806.