Emergency food list

Something important for every household to have is a solid supply of emergency food as backup or to supplement your regular groceries. The United States federal government recommends that a normal household should plan for atleast a 3 day supply of food in the event of an emergency. This food storage is to safeguard yourself and your family in the event of a natural or man-made disaster and will allow your family a nice stock of food to maintain the health and wellbeing during uncertain times.

Some tips provided by the Federal Government for storing food and creating an emergency list include:

  • Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Choose foods your family will eat.
  • Remember any special dietary needs.
  • Avoid foods that will make you thirsty.
  • Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods with high liquid content.

Ref: ready.gov

For a variety of different emergency food products you can visit many of the outlets that specialize in long term food storage solutions, provided below is a list of essential foods that you should consider storing in your pantry and consuming only when uncertain time strike.

Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and a can opener
Protein or fruit bars
Dry cereal or granola
Peanut butter
Dried fruit
Nuts
Crackers
Canned juices
Non-perishable pasteurized milk
High energy foods
Vitamins
Food for infants
Comfort/stress foods

Ref: LIst provided by: ready.gov/food

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