Monday, January 26, 2015

Emergency Food & Supplies List & Hints - Margaret Ullrich

We’re not out of winter, yet.
There’s always the threat of a bad storm coming, making it impossible to get out to the store.
Still you’ve got to eat.
Or, even worse, feed the kids.

Here’s a list of items to keep on hand for times like these.
Most of these can be stored in a box.
Nothing exotic, and they can get used up once spring comes.


You might want to keep items like this on hand most of the time.
There’s always a hurricane, tornado, blackout….

* Cheeses, such as Cheddar, Mozzarella, Monterey Jack
* Hardtack bread (Wasa), tortillas
* Dry noodles, spaghetti, rice
* Commercial biscuit mix
* Commercial cake mix
* Peanut butter
* Powdered milk
* Canned milk
* Canned salmon, tuna, meat
* Canned tomatoes, vegetables and beans
* Canned soup
* Packaged side dishes (rice, pasta, potatoes, noodles)
* Spaghetti sauce
* Salsa
* Barbecue sauce
* Oil: vegetable or olive oil
* Basic seasonings: garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper
* Dried fruit
* Packaged instant pudding mix
* Crackers
* Nuts
* Marshmallows, treats
* Jam, Jelly
* Syrup
* Coffee, regular and/or instant
* Tea
* Bottled water

If you’ve heard that a storm is coming get some extra
* Fruit: oranges, apples, bananas
* Veggies: onions, potatoes, carrots, peppers, celery, cabbage, squash etc.
* Eggs
* Fresh milk
* Meat
* Bread

Your Emergency Kit should also include: a flashlight and portable radio, fresh batteries for both, candles, matches, a manual can opener, a first aid kit with a manual, extra prescription medicine, cash, pet food and a list of emergency phone numbers. 

The following are household basics: smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, a multipurpose fire extinguisher, emergency lighting wall units, a camp stove or hibachi, a coil of half inch rope, duct tape, work gloves, a crowbar, a shovel, a hammer and a handsaw.  

Add a portable toilet or plastic bags, plastic sheeting for covering broken windows, a suitcase packed with warm clothing and sturdy shoes and you're set for an emergency.  
If you live in a mobile home, know where the nearest safe structure is.

If mobility is a problem, have a network of people to help you, and give someone a key to your home.  Wear your medical alert ID.  If you need dialysis or other treatments, know the location of more than one facility.  And know the size and weight of your wheel chair and if it's collapsible.


  1. GREAT list Margaret! I usually have most of these items oh hand but, you just never know. Thanks for sharing, Margaret...

    P.S. I'm going to add this link to my side bare so I dont get confused anymore, lol...

  2. Thank you, Louise! Hope it helps you and everyone.
    And thanks for adding 60 to your sidebar :-)


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