Today we’re sharing basic ideas how to build your own non-expensive homemade food storage kit. 3-days emergency food kit will be handy during first 72 hours following some type of emergency situations or natural disasters.
Unfortunately, recent disasters have proven that 72-hours food storage kit may not be enough, but that’s another story.
Consider the following guideline when putting together your emergency food kit:
- Store at least a three-day supply (72 hours) of non-perishable food.
- Choose foods your family will eat considering special dietary and allergies needs (diabetics food for example or food for infants).
- Avoid too spicy and salty foods (it will make you thirsty).
- Choose canned foods with high liquid content. Don`t forget a can opener and eating utensils.
- Choose foods that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation.
- Don’t forget some non-perishable foods for your pets.
The following foods are suggested:
- Ready-to-eat canned foods (meats, fruits, vegetables, soups) and canned juices.
- High energy foods, protein or fruit bars, salt-free crackers.
- Dry cereal or granola.
- Non-perishable pasteurized milk and peanut butter.
- Dried fruit and nuts.
- Vitamin and mineral supplements.