When it comes to emergency preparedness, the old idiom applies: better safe than sorry. In case you do experience an disaster where you are unable to leave your home or it is unsafe outside, be ready with storable food items that feature a long shelf life, can be prepared without electricity, and that meet the dietary needs of all the individuals in your home. Canned foods are a fundamental element of food storage supplies, as they can last a long time and require little or no power to cook. Freeze dried foods, such as fruit slices, dried meats, and even entire meals, can be full of protein and healthy nutrients so you can still eat healthy even in an emergency. Food staples such as dried milk, coffee, salt, and sugar can instill a sense of routine and comfort, make food taste better, and help give you the energy needed to survive in a dire situation. When preparing your food storage, make sure you don’t forget water. A minimum of three days’ worth of water should be stored, in bottles or bricks, to allow you to have enough water to drink and to provide proper sanitation. Remember that planning ahead can help you prepare for any unexpected situation. As you prepare food, supplies, and other sundries, refer to this infographic to help guide you so that you can be prepared in case of an emergency.
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