What Kinds of Emergency Foods Do You Keep on Hand?
Hurricane Hermine has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. Hermine caused power outages, minor flooding, and evacuations, etc., but will do little damage now other than continue to be a big rainmaker. However, the situation could have been a lot more disruptive. In September of 2005 the area where I live in north Alabama was still receiving Category 1 hurricane winds even though we are 350 miles from the coast. We had lots of downed trees which equates to the loss of electrical power. At my house we were without electricity for six days. Hurricanes represent only one of several possible scenarios that can cramp the lifestyles of not just those who live in rural areas, but practically anyone living anywhere. We have snow storms, ice storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and then there are the other possible "grid down" situations that I will not mention at this time. Living in a rural area all my life I have seen disruptions in electricity, municipal water, and even food and fuel for extended periods of time. As a result of an ice storm in December of 1998, parts of the county where I live were without electricity for 28 days. We try to keep enough canned/non-perishable foodstuffs, fuel for the generator, LP gas for the stove on hand to get us these "periods of inconvenience" (clean water is not a problem where I live, but for others the lack of water is a very serious factor to considered). Still, I am always looking for innovative foods/rations to "stash" back for such times or carry camping, hunting, or in my vehicles. I saw this article at TheSurvivalistBlog.net where the author had evaluated these food tabs and thought I would pass them alon. I have not tried them, but I think I might. I also would be interested in hearing from what foods others might store for such "emergencies".