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How to Make your Products Disaster Proof

Posted on October 27 2020

How to Make Your Products Disaster Proof

How to make your products Disaster Proof

Chaos, pandemics, and natural disasters are becoming increasingly more common as we trudge onward through time. Prepping for these unfortunate events is no longer just for the paranoid and delusional. It is necessary to take precautions if you want your businesses to weather the storm. Or the earthquake, or meteor, or nuclear winter. These events were once worst-case scenarios with slim chances of ever happening. However, in today's climate, disasters aren't unlikely. To ensure that your products are disaster-proof, follow these steps.

 

How to Make Your Products Disaster Proof: Floods

With the melting ice caps, rising water levels, and constant hurricanes, the likelihood that a portion of the United States will sink underwater is probable. According to climate scientists,

Global mean sea level has risen about 8–9 inches (21–24 centimeters) since 1880, with about a third of that coming in from just the last two and a half decades. From 2018 to 2019, the global sea level rose by 0.24 inches (6.1 millimeters).

While these numbers do not appear large, they add up. Coastal cities like New York and California need to be especially cautious of these levels. Pair the rising sea levels with the increasing temperature of the ocean, and we have a disastrous recipe. More than 90% of the warming that has happened on earth over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean. This statistic is a problem because it is firstly killing marine life, and secondly, it is creating the fast and powerful hurricanes that we have been experiencing. 

Now you should understand that it is necessary to take a hint from Noah and prepare your products for floods. If tidal waves and vicious hurricanes are flooding homes, waterproof packaging like our aluminum bags will ensure your products are still safe.

The impermeable material will block moisture from entering into the packages and damaging the contents. The airtight heat seal also will trap the air inside, letting your products float if they are light enough. Customers can refill the bags with air and use them as life preservers. Be mindful of the changes the world is going through, and prepare your supplies accordingly.  

 

How to Make Your Products Disaster Proof: Meteor Strike

 

On March 15, 2019, a meteor 10 meters in diameter with a mass of 1400 tons hit the earth and impacted with an energy of 173 kilotons of TNT. This impact energy was about ten times the amount of the atomic bomb. This meteor is the third-largest impact that occurred in modern times. The two others were in Chelyabinsk, and the second occurred in Siberia, Russia, in 1908. Most meteors burn up in the earth's atmosphere or hit the ocean. As the atmosphere continues to deteriorate, perhaps one day we may be unfortunate enough to have a massive space rock crash into us.

If a meteor crashes into earth and covers the planet with a cloud of ash, blocking the sun and sending us into a new ice age, you will want packaging that can regulate the temperature of your product. This scenario is not the most likely event, but if your products can stand up to a new ice age, they can stand up to anything. Consider these heavy-duty square aluminum bags for keeping your products safe in below zero temperatures. The bright pastel colors will also raise the lowered morale of the survivors. The ensuing frost that will blanket the earth and drive humankind underground and into caves from which we once sprouted will not damage your products when they are in these pouches. The bright colors of these bags may be the only joy in the lives of these cave-dwelling people.

If your products are closer to the impact site of the meteor, then they will also stand up to the incredibly high temperatures. These bags are boil safe and even fireproof. However, most meteors are around 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is slightly above the temperature limit of these bags.

 

How to Make Your Products Disaster Proof: Power Outages

 

Sometimes it feels like the power grid is held together with duct tape and shoelaces. The slightest breeze or drop of rain can knock out power for weeks. Hurricane Isaias knocked out power for more than 2 million people across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Hurricane Laura caused more than 600,000 homes and businesses to be without power in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. As of August 31, 2020, 300,000 Louisiana homes are still without power. This trend of hurricanes and power outages is not going to resolve itself anytime soon.

Prepare your products for the likelihood of power outages. If you are in the food industry, consider freeze-drying or dehydrating your foods. Both of these methods will remove the moisture from your food so that it can then stay outside of refrigeration for extended periods. Consider using our stand up aluminum bottle-shaped packages for holding your dehydrated food products. These aluminum bags can be filled with boiling water to rehydrate the stored food. The thick material will stand up to high temperatures, letting you both cook in these bags and eat out of them. Read more on our meal prep page to learn the different features that freeze-dried, frozen, and vacuum-sealed food needs from the packaging. 

 

Before it’s Too Late

We may not have much more time before we get hit by any of the likely disasters that are sprinting towards us faster than a band of horses. Disaster-proof your products soon. Tomorrow may be too late. Browse our full collection of aluminum packaging bags to see more disaster-proof models. If you are interested in fun disaster-proof activities, consider reading our blog on why you should take a hike. As long as the sky isn't raining fire/acid/frogs, you should still be able to enjoy a nice walk in the forest or a swim in your new beachfront property.