Disasters are occurring at an alarming rate. Our world is trying to recover from decades of damage man has inflicted on it. Because we never know when we might be the victim of a disaster, it is imperative that every family has an emergency disaster kit ready and available. One of the things most people might not be quite sure of to have in their kit is types of foods. Yes, we often say can goods and non perishables, but how does one make sure these foods are the correct ones that can be eaten or even can be prepared in time of a disaster.
Manufacturers have seen a need to provide foods that can be prepared without the use of anything other than two hands. Foods that are quite tasty, nutritional and can be ready just by pulling a string or pulling the package apart. In addition, when the need arises and cooking is the only thing your family will want, there are new and amazing items on store shelves just for that purpose.
Best Foods In Time Of Disaster
We all know or should know that can goods are the number one item to be stocked when preparing a disaster kit. Make sure you have a good variety of canned goods your family will eat. Small children can be especially troublesome when it comes to disaster foods. Make sure your foods are stocked with those your little ones will eat in mind. Small cans of canned goods are now available to accommodate small diets or purchase larger cans based on family size, ages and needs. Bulk shopping warehouses such as Costco or Sam’s have numerous items stocked in bulk quantities that are excellent for a disaster kit. Take a tour and browse to determine your family needs. The juice from canned goods can be used to supplement your water supply when needed. If your water supply begins to dwindle faster than recovery, begin using the juice from canned fruit or vegetables to drink or perk up the flavor in grilled foods. Make sure you have seasonings that will pep up the flavor in your meats and other cooked foods. Salt or seasoned salt, accent, dehydrated onions and other dried veggies can be life savers.
Grill N Go Throw A Way Grills
For as little as $5, you can purchase throwaway grills for the sole purpose of use in time of disasters. When the need arises and a stove is not available due to power outages or whatever, these little throwaway grills are a blessing. Take a few of the prepared burgers from your cooler, place them on one of these and in less than thirty minutes, your meal is on the table. Sometimes all your family wants is a burger. And as experience warrants, when your are completely tired of the canned goods or no longer can you tolerate a cold cut sandwich, the grill is a lifesaver. Check online or even in warehouse food stores for canned goods that can be used to accommodate or even some may far surpass the taste of a burger when meat is an issue.
Before the inevitable occurs, begin preparing for the needs of your family. Most likely when the time comes, no one is going to be ready to pack disaster items and most likely, supplies will be limited if not completely gone. Take time today, not tomorrow, and begin loading up on the items you cannot live without in time of a hurricane, earthquake or tropical storm. When the power is out and the water supply has been shut off, make sure your family has everything they need to survive until things are back to normal or beginning to be.