September is National Preparedness Month―Prepare Now for Emergency Weather Conditions With These Essential Tips from Excalibur and Nautilus

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#fema–With the Atlantic hurricane season well underway and the winter storm
season fast approaching, it’s time to prepare survival essentials should
your area be affected. The Excalibur and Nautilus brands have teamed up
for National
Preparedness Month
to offer the following tips on storm prep for
food and drinking water:

Emergency Situation Essentials:

“It’s essential that during and after a storm you have the ability to
maintain your strength by drinking enough clean water and eating
nutrient-dense foods with vitamins and minerals” says Meagan Bradley, VP
of Marketing for Nautilus and Excalibur (and a storm-weathering South
Florida resident). “The 3 fundamental needs of all human beings are
water, food and shelter. If a hurricane, winter storm, earthquake or
other natural disaster strikes, dirty water and food shortages may occur
for days or even weeks. By taking the time to prepare, you can provide
for your entire family,” she adds.

Stock Up:

While unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food supply for
weeks, FEMA and The Red Cross recommends maintaining a supply that will
last at least two weeks, as in their Food
and Water Emergency Brochure.

Never Limit Your Water Supply:

An ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A
regularly active person needs to drink at least a half gallon of water
each day. But, what if stores are out of bottled water? What if you run
out of clean water? What if the rivers swell out drinking water supplies
leaving only dirty water? Boiling, chlorination and filtering do not
remove all contaminants. You will need to turn dirty water into clean
drinking water.

If you have a water distiller, you’re only a few hours out from turning
dirty water into clean drinking water. Water distillation removes
microorganisms, heavy metals, salts, and most other chemicals.
Countertop water distiller units take up very little space; they are
only about the size of 2 gallons of milk. With Nautilus
Water Distillers
you can turn the dirty river water or any source of
water into clean, pure, safe drinking water. It involves a process that
boils liquid and then collects the vapor to condense it back to water.
All that you need is a form of power. You can run a distiller from a
generator or even a car jack, if outfitted with the proper plug-in

Take Charge Of Your Food Supply:

In emergency situations, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
recommends having a bag ready with a three day supply of basic food
necessities consisting of non-perishable food that is canned or
dehydrated. Says Bradley, “Canned food is heavier while dehydrated food
is easy and light to transport. There are options for expensive freeze
dried meals but we recommend taking charge of your nutrition by making
healthy, hearty meals at home before the storm hits.” She suggests foods
that have a long storage life; require little or no cooking, water, or
refrigeration, in case utilities are disrupted; and ones that meet the
needs of all family members including pets. Choose foods that are not
very salty or spicy, as these foods increase the need for drinking
water, which may be in short supply.

A main component of an emergency meal plan should be protein. With an Excalibur
food dehydrator
you can dry meat into beef jerky, store it, and eat
for protein when needed. Another main component is starches like
potatoes, corn, and rice, all of which you can dehydrate now for later
use. With a food dehydrator you can dry any fruit and vegetable into a
snacking chip; make healthful treats like granola and fruit roll-ups―and
even make nutritious and tasty treats for your pet. Virtually anything
can be dried in an Excalibur dehydrator and stored for years to come.

When a storm, or weather disaster hits your area, be prepared, before it
hits. For more tips, visit

For Discount on Nautilus or Excalibur products use code STORMREADY for a
20% discount at Nautilus
and use code STORMREADY for a 20% discount at Excalibur


The Legacy Companies
Meagan Bradley, 954-202-7419