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Food for your survival kit:

Food for your survival kit, I know having a few extra days of food is a good Idea, and we have that. But I was very surprised when almost a week after hurricane Irma had passed, there were shelves at the grocery store that were empty or almost empty.

picture of empty cheese shelf.
Cheese shelf
picture of milk case almost empty.
milk shelf
picture of cracker shelf with many bare spots.
Cracker shelf
picture of soup shelf almost bare.
Soup shelf

It turned out that, because of the hurricane, delivery trucks could not get in to bring new supplies.

And we were in an area that had very little damage compared to much of the state.

I can imagine that it will be much worse in areas that were hit harder.

Many of the survival list, that I looked at, said have at least a three day supply of non perishable food. But only the Red Cross list said…

“Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

A two week supply for home. After going through hurricane Irma, I say that should be the bare minimum.

We have a pantry full of caned foods and dry goods, so we will have food for a few weeks and more. But what if my house was destroyed or flooded and I needed to leave in a hurry?

I’m concerned about that so I just bought some MRE’s, or meals ready to eat. So that if I have to leave in a hurry, I have food that can be prepared easily, is water proof, and has a long shelf life, 5 years or more.

After spending a lot of time googling and comparing MRE’s, I finally bought them from Amazon.

Why Amazon:

I chose Amazon probably because I love amazon. But also because I trust Amazon, and they have a huge selection to choose from. From single packs to multiple cases. And different brands as well, from actual military MRE’s to MRE’s made for civilians. And Amazon had some great prices.

If you want to learn a little bit more about MRE’s, this youtube video is one example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RhxMkKBnhY.

In conclusion, choosing the right food for your survival kit, and the right amount of food for your survival kit, is something I consider as very important.