Emergency Survival Packs Build Your Own

Austin Texas Personal Chef

Survival Kit

Are you prepared in case of a natural disaster? I am supplying you with some information that might come in handy at some point for you and your family.

You just never know when you might need a personal survival kit. I know that there are many people who are prepping for the end of the world, and some for a natural disaster. With our changing world and climate, and types of super storms we seem to be having now-a-days this is a good thing to do to cover yourself and your family in the event of a some type of catastrophe.

You need to find out what is best for you and your family needs in case of an emergency situation. There are many sites that offer info on just about anything on how to prep food, water, cooking with solar power or other types of heat sources. In my opinion and many others the most important thing for survival is water. I think that the recommended amount of water per person is around a gallon a day and at least a 72 hour supply. You can hold water in a bath tub, or a safe container specifically made for water storage. You can find those at many sporting goods stores or Army Surplus type stores in your area. That is one option or just stock up on some bottled water at your local grocery or wholesale club.

I know that living in Texas with tornadoes, fires and floods, and the occasional ice storm can leave people without power for a few days up to a couple of weeks depending on the severity of the storm. I know that many people including myself have a supply of dry goods, and water to last me and my family up to about 2 weeks. If you have pets you might want to invest in a can/bucket with a mylar or storage bag to add some extra dog or cat food to make sure you have enough to feed your furry children in the event of an emergency. If you live in a rural area you might want to load up on extra ammo in case you can hunt for your dinner, a good food resource if that applies to you.

Here is a list of items that I think you will need to keep in your pantry in case of an Emergency:

Water – enough for at least 72 hours for each family member

Bleach – to sterilize and sanitize

Hand and Dish Soap – To fight off any germs

First Aid Kit – In case of a minor medical emergency this will come in handy.

Hand Crank Flashlight, and Radio – If you have no power these will come in handy for weather and to see if in darkness to move around and facilitate where you need to get to.

Heat Source – If you have access to a heat source in the event you are cold, to cook with, and to sanitize with.

Blankets and Towels – for Warmth and to help stay dry in the event you are in a cold weather situation.

Food items:

Peanut butter  – Is a great source of energy, peanut butter is full of healthful fat and protein. Unless the jar specifies you don’t have to refrigerate after opening.

Honey – Honey never really goes bad, and you can use it as an antiseptic.

Crackers  – Can be used instead of bread and will keep for extended periods of time.

White rice – it’s a great source for calories, cheap and has a long shelf life.

Jerky – They have different protein sources for Jerky these days and they are a good source of protein.

Nuts and trail mixes  – They are high in protein, and have oils your body will need. They are healthy for you and will provide a good pick me up, and if you are on the go they will be easy to carry and will have a pretty high caloric intake. I have several packaged containers of nuts in my cabinet at all times too.

Cereals- Multigrain cereals are the best. If you can buy large boxes at a wholesale club and then reseal is good or buy individual containers if you do not have a large group.

Granola bars and Protein bars – They are typically healthy and have a long shelf life. They have some that are really high in protein and high in carbs, and then they have some that are high in protein and low in carbs. If you have any dietary restrictions I would get and stock up on what is best for you.

Dried fruits – Dried fruits will have a shelf life of at least 6 months to a year. I have a vacuum sealer and oxygen packs. If you add them you could probably double your shelf life on your dried fruits. I have dried cherries, blueberries, apricots, cranberries and banana chips. You should get the items you want to have on hand.

Canned Meats – I have tuna, chicken, Vienna sausage, and Spam. These are all pretty high in calories, and sodium but if you need to get some protein these would be good to have if you needed them. They have a shelf life of about 2 years.

Canned Veggies and Soups – These will provide other options especially if you have a vegetarian on your hands. They will also go well with the proteins to have a somewhat normal meal.

These are just a few items that might come in handy if you want to check out the site below that is where you can build your own list to help you prepare for an emergency for you and your family.

http://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

http://chefshelleypogue.com/blog/

https://www.facebook.com/TheTexasFoodNetwork

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