Non-perishable Food and related supplies:
• Maintain at least 3-7 days of food for each member of the family. Small, preferably single serving cans that should not require cooking or refrigeration.
• Dried fruit, peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea, soft drinks and pet foods.
• Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.
• Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water).
• Staples – sugar, salt, pepper in water proof containers.
• High energy foods like crackers, granola bars, trail mix.
• Raw vegetables that do not need refrigeration.
• Fresh bread.
• Comfort/stress foods – cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, and tea bags.
• Sterno for cooking.
• Food for infants
• Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
• Non-electric can opener
• Aluminum foil
• Plastic storage containers
• Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)
• Pedialyte (to restore hydration if needed)
Tip: Purchase only items that you like to eat and would eat even without a storm. Rotate these items by using them Dec-May each year and purchasing new items Jan-May. This allows you to reduce the cost of buying items for a hurricane kit at one time and keeps the items fresh. Yes even canned goods have a shelf life!
Remember - Be Prepared