20 Days to Ready: Grab Emergency Grub (Day 5)

20 Days to Ready is a series of simple, daily tasks to help you better prepare for emergencies and protect your family when disaster strikes. Follow along, day by day, and you’ll be more ready (for just about anything) in a few short weeks.

ASSIGNMENT: Put Together an Emergency Food Supply

When an emergency happens and the power goes out, a refrigerator full of food isn’t going to last long. recommends a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Be sure to consider the dietary needs of people in your household and special supplies for any infants in your home.

Some foods that last a while and don’t require refrigeration include:

  • Ready-to-eat tuna or canned meats
  • Dried fruit
  • Protein or granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Jerky
  • Canned juices
  • Pudding cups
  • Instant milk packets
  • Jarred baby food

With an emergency food supply in your pantry, you can keep bellies full until help arrives—just make sure you keep at least one manual can opener, or remember this trick, for all your canned foods.

Click here to follow along with more “20 Days to Ready” emergency preparedness tasks.

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