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How To Create Your Own Emergency Food Kit
It’s so easy and economical to create your own emergency food kit. Whether you are traveling or expecting bad weather and may be stuck at home for a few days, it is always a bonus to have an emergency food kit on hand to get you through a few rough days.
Ok, let’s talk food! Below are some great items to keep stocked in your pantry in case of an emergency. You want to be sure to stock high protein, non perishable items. Be sure the items are low in sugar and salt in case water is scarce.
Canned tuna and chicken. Some of the best and most affordable options to put together are of course the non-perishable canned meats. They are packed full of protein and can be stored for up to two years. Also the easy open pouches of tuna that come in a variety of seasonings and flavors are so tasty. If you plan to store cans…. Just to be sure, check out these ways to open a can without a can opener.
Peanut butter or almond butter. Again, full of protein and healthy fats, these staples are a must have emergency item and can be paired with crackers or used for easy sandwiches. Also, just simply eaten on their own!
Granola bars. With tons of varieties and affordable, granola bars are a super snack item to stock in your pantry. They are a good source of carbohydrate and power bars are great too for a high protein and fiber filled snack.
Canned soups and vegetables. Easy and low cost, these can be eaten at room temp and also a great source of vitamins and nutrients. Canned pasta and non-perishable instant meals are also an option.
Nuts and trail mix. Stock up on healthy nuts such as walnuts, peanuts, almonds, and pistachios. Also, mix up bags of homemade trail mixes and store in airtight containers.
Dried fruits. Raisins, apricots, and bananas to name a few have a long shelf life and are high in calories, so this makes them a filling snack and offer a great source of fiber and potassium.
Cereals. Boxed cereals, especially those that are low sugar and high in protein can provide essential vitamins and nutrients in a ‘crunch.” Especially Oats and granola.
Bottled water and power drinks. Keep a several day supply of water as well as some sports drinks to keep hydrated.
All of these items can be found at basically any Dollar store making it really inexpensive to get your kit started. Do not wait, catastrophe could be just around the corner.