A lot of people are realizing the foods they are buying for long term food storage are far from qualifying as real food. Reading the labels will show the foods contain such things as hydrogenated oils, soy or chemicals and things you cant even pronounce. People are in need of non-perishable products with only the highest quality real ingredients to make sure the stored food will not only be there when needed, but also be nutritious.
Be Prepared with 72 hour Emergency Food Kits
No matter if it's a natural disaster such as an earthquake, a brush fire, a hurricane, or a tornado, we all need to be prepared for ourselves and our families to make it through. There is no better way to protect your family than to have the necessary emergency supplies on hand and ready at a moments notice. Help from government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency orFEMA, they will not even make a decision to lend a hand for several days and once they decide to move, it will take a few more days before you will see their team members. According to FEMA advertisements they mention that you should expect a delay of 7 days. So you should be prepared to be on your own for a few days which is why there is the need to have at least 72 hour emergency food kits prepared in advance. When people feel prepared, they cope with emergencies better. So make it a family project to assemble emergency essentials and long term food storage supplies before disaster strikes.
Although you can't always know in advance when a particular disaster will strike, seasonal or regional patterns can often tell you what to expect. Be sure to have on hand the supplies your family will need.
Water: As a minimum, each person should have access to at least one gallon of water per day, for a minimum of 3 days. Just for drinking, normally active individuals need a minimum of at least one-half gallon of water. Other needs include washing, cooking and sanitation. Children, nursing mothers, and those who are ill need more water. High temperatures can double the amount of water needed.To be prepared with the safest emergency supply, it is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water. Keep bottled water in its original container and don't open it until you need it. Rotate containers every six months and keep them in a dark, cool place.
Food: Each person should have a minimum of 3 days worth of non-perishable food. Foods that make you thirsty should be avoided. Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals, and canned foods with high liquid content. Stock canned foods, dry mixes, and other staples that don't require refrigeration, cooking, water, or special preparation.The elderly, babies, and toddlers will need particular attention. Individuals with special diets and allergies will require attention as well. Canned dietetic foods, soups and juices may be helpful for the elderly or ill. In case of nursing mothers who are unable to nurse liquid formula should be stocked as well. Meals Ready To Eat or MRE, as they are commonly known, are easy to maintain, last up to 3 years and would be a good addition to your supply if you can get them.