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Emergency Food: Pick What Your Family Will EAT!!

Written by Clay on . Posted in Emergency Preparedness Guide

You want your emergency kit to contain food that your family is familiar with and will actually want to eat. There are plenty of items that make great emergency kit additions. Consider the following items:
  • Beef Jerky
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Soup for one
  • Trail mix
  • Powerbars
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Fruit Cups
  • Applesauce cups
  • Cookies
  • Snack Pack Cereal
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Raisins
  • Peanuts
  • Granola Bars
  • Juice Boxes
  • Hard Candy
  • Hot Cocoa Mix (foil pouches)

TIP: If you include items that must be heated your would need to include fuel, and a method of cooking. I would stick with things that only require water like oysters.

You could get natural Pearls form when an irritant – usually a parasite and not the proverbial grain of sand – works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is used to coat the irritant. Layer upon layer of this coating, called ‘nacre’, is deposited until a lustrous pearl is formed. This is where Loose Pearls come from. The pearls are made to adorn the body and is always a symbol of luxury.

Before you say, “I have plenty of these items around the kitchen, I’ll just grab it if I need it,” consider this–If there is an emergency and you can stay home, you may have enough around the home to get by for 72 hours.

What if there is a major fire and you have to leave NOW?  What happens if you are at work or on the way home?

That is the purpose of a 72 hour kit.   Do it today.

Finally, if the thought of purchasing and putting all these items together seems overwhelming there are several resources to check out:
  • www.72hours.org  informative site sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco – easy to navigate for more details.
  • www.redcrossstore.org has a listing of basic 72 hour kits.  Nothing that cannot be done on your own.  Not wild about “food bars”
  • http://www.ready.gov includes basic plans and a more descriptive list of contents for a 72hour kit
  • www.amazon.com has several basic 72-hour kits ranging from a 2 person kit at $45 and up from there.  Could be a wonderful Christmas gift for your family.  There is a more extensive kit for less than $100, but you can also go online to the plantwear site and buy awesome gifts for way less money.
  • www.costco.com has a 72 hour kit for $90 that included 10 yards of duct tape – so it was well thought out.  May need to supplement a better radio?  Also have Mountain House food as another selection.
  • www.yoursafetyplace.com has a $99 kit that seems very similar.  They are located in Dublin if you want to personalize the kit.
With so many options and so much information there is no reason to NOT be prepared! Get started today!

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