Aug 20, 2007

Disaster Preparedness - Stocking the Kitchen

It is hurricane season, and already there are storms threatening. Almost daily there is news of heavy rains, tornadoes, fires, flooding and so much more. It seems that these days, NONE are immune from potential disaster. Part of finding as much peace as possible in the midst of such things is being prepared.
WebMD had a great article on having a prepared food pantry...you can find the complete article here, and part of the article follows:


"Go to the grocery store in search of different shelf-stable foods, such as [canned or jarred] artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, dried fruits beyond raisins, all kinds of nuts, hummus, ramen, or Asian rice noodles so you are ready to prepare meals," she says.
Since canned foods tend to be high in sodium, she recommends stocking up on any lower-sodium foods that are available. Make sure your pantry has a variety of food that you can combine for healthy meals and snacks for up to three days.

"Shelf-stable foods to keep on hand include"...now visit this link for the rest of the article which includes the list.

I would suggest that if you are in a flood prone area, you may want to store the foods in something water resistant. The article has many other helpful tips that I thought were worth reading.

Do be safe, and if you have any tips of your own, please feel free to comment.

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