Emergency situation Food and Food Storage


  1. Having food and water stored are crucial for survival when a catastrophe strikes. There are lots of kinds of foods that can be kept, however this post will focus mostly on foods for emergency situations. Creating a food storage can appear like an over whelming task, however when taken one action at a time this job can be achieved with ease.
  2. When disaster strikes and the power is off for a prolonged period of time the first food that need to be eaten remains in the refrigerator. I understand this seems like an obvious answer but many people prevent opening the fridge because the products in the refrigerator will be exposed to air temperature. The truth is the food in the fridge will preserve its coolness because the food itself is cool, and the refrigerator will work like a cooler. The first time the fridge is opened a list must be made of the items in the refrigerator so the door isn't open needlessly. Having a list will reduce the amount of time the door is open.
  3. After the refrigerator food is consumed, next go to your freezer food. Freezer food is normally good for as much as 3 days after the power is off. As long as there are ice crystals in the center of the food, it is still excellent to eat. After the disposable foods have been eaten throughout an emergency situation you will next want to think about consuming your food storage.
  4. Let's speak about how and what to save in your food storage. When producing a fundamental food storage all products can be broken down into the following 7 categories:
  5. Water
  6. Canned or bottled goods
  7. Paper items
  8. Dried foods and grains
  9. Snacks
  10. Fats and oils
  11. Sugars or sweeteners
  12. Make certain you keep suitable amounts of items from each category. You can identify exactly what the proper quantity is by taking stock of exactly what you presently consume and use.
  13. The primary step when beginning to keep food is to produce a two week supply. When going to the grocery store start entering into the practice of going shopping the ads and buying bonus. You must save foods that are scrumptious and healthy. Likewise, you ought to keep foods that you are familiar with which you presently eat. Consistently acquiring foods your family recognizes with will supply a complacency when a catastrophe strikes.
  14. Make certain while you are keeping this food that you create an inventory system so you are naturally turning your food. Putting brand-new food products in the back of the storage location will require you to utilize the older items in front. Before saving these foods make sure you date and label each item. This will help in your rotating system. If items get disrupted or fall off the shelf you will understand what order to put them back in and exactly what foods you ought to eat first.
  15. If possible, shop all food in a dry, cool, and dark place. When storing crackers, cookies or boxed items store them in air tight containers to keep freshness and keep wetness out. Try to keep generally non-perishable and essential products. These will sustain life and last longer in emergency situation situations.
  16. After completing a 2 week food supply and creating an inventory system, move on to produce a 3 month supply. This can be accomplished simpler by first creating a master menu schedule. Without having a master menu schedule it would be very challenging to understand what type of materials you actually need. Over a time period purchase the products for the menus on the master menu schedule and shop and track them with the stock system you produced previously.
  17. After keeping all of this food, protect a way to prepare it in an emergency situation. Economical charcoal grills, gas barbecues, and camp ranges are excellent sources of cooking in emergency situation. You can likewise utilize basic chafing meals or fondue pots. Make certain you have actually stored matches. Without matches, cooking is next to impossible.
  18. By following these easy ideas you will feel prepared the next time an emergency circumstance occurs. Have a good time with your food storage, and attempt new things as you turn your food.