It is STILL National Preparedness Month! Let's zero in on how to build an emergency kit.  One of the most important parts of your emergency kit is food!  When packing for an emergency kit, you need to consider what kinds of food to pack and how much. Thankfully, Ready.gov offers a few tips on how to stock your kit with the food you will need:
  • Have at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foods; peanut butter, protein Disaster-Survivalbars and ready-to-eat canned fruits and vegetables are a few examples;
  • Choose foods that your family will actually eat so no one goes hungry;
  • Remember to pack foods that do not conflict with anyone’s dietary needs;
  • Avoid foods that will make you thirsty; and
  • Pack salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals and canned foods.
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Survival Gear: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Camping & Survival Supply 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Supplies for Earthquake, Hurricane, Tornado, Twister, Nuclear Disasters, Wilderness Survival & More… C.E.R.T. & F.E.M.A. Disaster, Survival, & Preparation! Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car. What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.) Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:
  • Count your stock... is it enough?
  • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
  • Keep cash on hand
  • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
  • Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!