The Best Food For An Emergency

The Best Food For An Emergency
The Best Food For An Emergency

You should always have a reserve of food and water in case an emergency arises preventing you from using food water or electricity. According to United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the emergency food storage be large enough to supply the entire family or household members with at least two weeks’ worth of food and water. Look for foods with long shelf life to preserve for emergencies.
canned Foods
Canned condensed meat and soups usually have long shelf life of one or more years. Canned fruits fruit juices and vegetables also have a long shelf life and you can store canned hard candy and canned nuts to eat between meals as snacks. Store all canned food items in airtight containers with screw-top lid to prevent the food from becoming stale and to prevent pests or animals from eating the food.
Freeze-dried fruit
Freeze-dried fruits provide essential vitamins and nutrients and also act as a natural sweetener. Freeze-dried apples berries bananas and other fruit requires no preparation but you can rehydrate freeze-dried fruit to soften the fruit and bring out its flavor. To rehydrate dried fruit boil a cup of fruit with a cup of water in a pot or pan to the fruit tenderness matches your taste.
Foods with Indefinite Shelf-Lives
Foods with unlimited durability include wheat and rice dried corn dry pasta and soybeans. According to FEMA’s emergency food and water guide you can store these foods in emergency food reserve indefinitely as long as you keep them in dry airtight container. You can also store sugar salt baking powder and vegetable oil indefinitely as ingredients for use in emergency cooking.
beverages
According to FEMA’s emergency food and water guide store water for emergency food reserve in food-grade water storage containers. If you do not want to buy food-grade water storage containers use plastic two liter soda bottles that have been washed with antibacterial soap and sanitized with a mixture containing a teaspoon of non-scented household chlorine bleach to 0. 25 liters of water . After disinfecting the bottle rinse the bottle again with water to remove the sanitizing solution. According to the Mayo Clinic you need healthy people spend eight to nine cups of water every day when you live in a temperate climate. You can also save instant coffee tea and non-carbonated beverages indefinitely in an airtight container.