Food is an important part of any personal or family emergency kit. You have to look hard to find a cheese pizza that can be packed in your kit, but we did.
Before you get ready to roll out the dough, add the sauce and cheese, make sure you have the basic foods in your kit that will last you and family members for at least three days.
Here’s the basic list:
- Ready-to-eat canned or packaged meats, fruits and vegetables.
- Canned soup
- Dry, crisp crackers
- A can opener
- Protein, fruit, granola and/or energy bars
- Dry cereal
- Dried fruit
- Ready-to-pour infant formula
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Hard candy and chocolate
- Dried corn, rice and beans
- Beef or other meat jerky
- Instant tea, coffee and cocoa
- Salt, pepper, spices
- Non-carbonated soft drinks
- Dry pasta
- Other non-perishable “comfort foods”
Remember that your emergency kit should include plates, bowls, cups and eating utensils, as well as good knife and cooking utensils.