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Week 1 of 52: Short Term Emergency Food Supply (List 1)

FEMA suggests that each family have a 2 week supply of food and water for their home. Starting a food supply does not have to be a budget breaker. By slowly accumulating emergency supplies, you will not feel the financial “burn” compared to having to pay for everything up front. Therefore, keeping in mind what type of emergencies that you are planning for, if there are any family members with medical needs, how long you want your food supply to last, and so on, will help you make the best choice for your family.

Taking time to read the nutritional information on the back of the food source and knowing other considerations [1], will help a person make the best choices for their needs. If a person needs to use their stashed food supply, having foods high in vitamins, nutrients, and proteins [2] will provide their body with what it needs for needed energy and mental clarity.

Preps to Buy:

For those who have pets:

1 large container of dry food – This amount should last 2 weeks or longer

Action Items:

The Prepper's Blueprint [5]

Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint [5], a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint [5] helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook [6], which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

Visit her web site at ReadyNutrition.com [7] for an extensive compilation of free information on preparedness, homesteading, and healthy living.

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Originally published April 6th, 2011 [9]
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