BE INFORMED, BE WARNED, BE PREPARED:   BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an EARTHQUAKE

Home Emergency Kit - Food

  • Choose foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or preparation, are compact and lightweight.
     
  • Choose food that is liked by and familiar to those most likely to eat it. If food must be cooked, include a "camp stove" and fuel.

Some examples of food choices include:

  • Ready to eat canned meals:

        Stews, baked beans, pasta, meat, fish, poultry,

        Fruits, vegetables, cereals, 'trail mix',

        Oatmeal cookies, candies or jellies
     
  • Freeze-dried foods
     
  • Canned milk, juices, instant coffee, tea
     
  • Staples such as sugar, salt, pepper, powdered coffee whitener
     
  • Eating utensils
     
  • Manual can opener
     
  • Special dietary requirements
     
  • Baby food and formula
     
  • If you have pets, don't forget food for them

Copyright: A. Makarow 1998 - Revised September 17, 2008