The type of food you have during emergency situations will largely contribute to you and your family’s survival. This is the reason why it is important to store the right emergency Survival food at home, whether or not there is an impending emergency in your area. After all, you never know when a disaster will strike. One thing to note is that your nutritional needs on ordinary days differ from your needs during emergencies. There are also short-term and long-term emergencies and it is important that you know the type of food that are suitable in such situations. Here are some ideas.
Nutritious food packs
When preparing for emergency Survival food always consider the nutritional value of each item. Even if you have enough food, if you are not providing your body the right nutrients and minerals that it needs, your body will not be strong enough to battle against potential diseases while you are in a situation. Some of the highly nutritious, ready-to-eat food packs include the following:
- Whole wheat biscuits (choose vacuum packed for longer shelf life)
- Peanut butter
- Nuts and trail mix
- Dried fruit
- Sports drinks
- Canned meat such as chicken, turkey, salmon and tuna
- Canned soups
- Canned vegetables such as peas, beans and carrots
- Powdered milk
- Emergency food supplements
Food for longer critical situations
Canned foods, packed goods and granola bars are only good for a few days. To be sure, pack emergency food items that can last for weeks or months such as cornmeal, rice, flour, popcorn, sugar, oatmeal and dried potatoes. You should also have an ample amount of dried milk, canned fish and meat, beans, lentils, dry cheese, boxed tofu, seeds, powdered cheese and eggs. Cooking oils, seasonings, salt, tea and spices are also essentials.
Buy in bulk
You can find emergency Survival food supplies online and also from your local department store. To reduce your costs, buy in bulk and buy them at once. Aside from saving money in the process, you will also get that peace of mind that whatever happens, you will have a fall back at home and you will have nutritious food supply for your family if ever disaster strikes.