In case of storms, power outages, or other emergencies it is good to stockpile emergency supplies in order to feed your family. There are many favorite foods families like to serve during cold and snowy weather, but some things are more easily prepared than others when there is no electricity. The following list of emergency preparedness items includes the top five groceries for emergency supplies.
If you have children home from school during snow, your emergency supplies will need to include extra milk for drinking and cooking. You'll go through lots of milk quickly if your children request snow cream and hot cocoa. If the power goes out, you can always store the milk outside in the snow, or in an ice chest to prevent freezing. Make sure you include milk on your emergency preparedness grocery list.
Extra sliced bread is a good emergency supply to have on hand during a storm, especially if older children are at home while parents are at work. Children can easily prepare their own sandwiches for lunch. If parents are home from work, they may wish to have extra bread on hand for special cooking projects such as French toast or grilled cheese sandwiches.
Snow days are a great time to spend extra time with the family and warm up the kitchen with a baking project. You will want to have emergency supplies of extra eggs on hand for just about any cooking project you may want to tackle, and also for the large breakfasts you will have time to prepare while snowed in. In addition, a supply of pre-cooked boiled eggs keeps well and can serve as a ready source of protein in case of power outages. Eggs can also be kept cold in an ice chest if necessary.
Peanut butter is the sandwich spread of choice for millions of people, and is an easily prepared lunch for children on their own. Peanut butter keeps without refrigeration, requires no cooking and definitely deserves a place in your emergency supplies grocery stockpile.
In case of power outages, lay in emergency supplies of canned goods that will keep with no refrigeration and are precooked and able to be eaten cold. Pork and beans, Spam, tuna and Vienna sausages are filling sources of protein and are able to be eaten with no cooking necessary. Other items that could be easily heated on a gas-grill burner or even in your fireplace include canned soups and stews such as chicken and dumplings, chili with beans and beef stew.
These are definitely on my list too. H5.
Be Prepared, Not Scared! Excellent List! H5!
I have a stockpile of Spam at all times. No, really.
I like to keep the non-refrigerated milk on my pantry shelf just in case. In my house, dog bones are a must have for emergency situations too!
Believe me when I say we cannot do without milk and eggs...those are definitely staples in our diet.
Thanks, ladies. My husband spent over twenty years managing a grocery store (in fact, we met there) so we know what sells!
Timely I'd say, we're expecting snow maybe ice Christmas day and are all stocked up. You might appreciate this - my husband says with any bad forecast Tennesseans stock up on "white bread and milk". (We don't eat white bread) Anyway you wrote a great list.
This is a wonderful list of grocery supplies to have on hand for winter emergencies.
Winter is officially here and your list of emergency supplies covers just about everything. Thanks!
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