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Water Filters and MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) Essential After Hurricanes Hit, According to Emergency Management Experts


(PRWEB) May 2, 2006 – supplies water filters, MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat) and other necessities when disaster strikes. As hurricane season approaches, The National Hurricane Center recommends that families put together a “Disaster Supply Kit”. Topping the supply kit list is drinking water and food., at, is a company that specializes in preparing for disasters. The business supplies more than 15,000 products for the outdoors, camping, backpacking, survival and emergency preparedness.

“Please plan ahead for this year's hurricane season,” says Tom Sciacca, owner of “We had many calls during the Florida hurricanes with people paying next day air charges to get simple products, such as water filter systems, to them at the last minute.” offers many different types of water filter systems, including several by Katadyn. Since 1928, Katadyn of Switzerland has been a leader in the development of quality drinking water systems. Their water filters have been relied on by militaries, missionaries, hikers, explorers, disaster relief organizations and professionals worldwide for safe and dependable drinking water. also carries 3 different types of water purification tablets.

MRE, Food Supply, Kits
The US military's food scientists came up with this great little high tech food kit, using the best of several new food preservation technologies, and named the kits "Meals Ready to Eat," because of their pre-cooked condition and their easy-open packaging. "Meals Ready to Eat" soon became simply MRE. sells these MRE pouches in MRE Full Meals or as individual pouches. The MRE's are ready to eat right from the pouch at room temperature or can be heated in 5 minutes with boiling water or with's heater pouches. MRE's have a shelf life of 5 to 10 years!

In addition to individual supplies, has put together several emergency kits called “Go Bags.”

“It is generally said that it takes emergency services three days or 72 hours to set up relief services,” says Sciacca. “This is why these go bag kits are often referred to as 72 hour kits. You should be able to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours in any kind of man-made or natural disaster.” makes a special Hurricane Go Bag Kit. This Go Bag contains:
-1 backpack (Deluxe Waterproof Nylon Black Day Pack)
-6 MRE's (Meals Ready to Eat)
-6 MRE heaters (Heats food without the need for fire)
-9 AquaBlox (AquaBlox Purified Emergency Drinking)
-Survival kit in a can (38 items which can provide warmth, shelter and energy)
-Survival Blanket (A compact, lightweight blanket)
-Emergency Rain Poncho (One size fits all)
-G.I. Style Aluminum (Canteen Cup. Great for drinking, cooking, digging etc.)
-High Energy Government Survival Candy (Civil Defense Carb Supplement)
-Hooah energy bar (Military performance nutrition bar)
-Personal Hygiene Kit (Small but complete kit)
-Mini First Aid Kit (Coghlan's First Aid Kit)
-Hand Powered Flashlight (No batteries needed)
-Chow Set (Three piece stainless steel set)

Sciacca says this is a good start to a basic emergency preparedness kit. The site offers tips on how to personalize a kit for each family, plus provides links to the National Hurricane Center's website. To find out more about, please visit the website at

About is owned by Tom Sciacca, who is also president of JHL Supply, a tool supply company, established in 1956 by his grandfather. In 1996, he made the move to the internet and started, which carries the entire product line of JHL Supply. As a camper, hunter, and former Marine, he has a great love of the outdoors. Many of the products he carries are ones he has researched, sought out and purchased from various sources for his own personal use before starting

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My name is Tom Sciacca, owner and president of As a camper, hunter and former Marine, I have a great love of the outdoors. Unfortunately, I don’t get out as much as I would like and often forget to take pictures. However, this site is dedicated to some of my outdoor adventures.