What should you consider when preparing a 72-hour emergency food supply? Here’s a suggestion from The Prepper Guide.
A 72 hour food supply is one of the easiest and handiest things you can prepare. When it comes to a short emergency food supply, it is pretty simple, you just start stocking a little more of what you eat every day, and only include the items that have a lengthy shelf life. But how much should you be storing in a 72-hour kit for quick evacuations and short disasters?
An example DIY 72-hour food supply menu
There are also cheaper, alternative DIY options to 72-hour food kits that you might prefer, which are completely up to you in what you eat and what you want.
For the DIY route, my 72-hour food supply kit that I made for myself and family members looks like this:
- Breakfast: breakfast bar, dried cranberries, rye or wheat biscuits in a packet
- Lunch: peanut butter, crackers, dried fruit and nut mix, can of baked beans in tomato sauce
- Dinner: nuts, tinned tuna with herb mix, instant mash potato
- Breakfast: granola bar, dried fruit and oats with powdered milk (muesli)
- Lunch: protein bar, canned fruit, canned bean mix and corn
- Dinner: baby tin of carrots, crackers, tinned cheese
- Breakfast: protein bar, granola
- Lunch: peanut butter, crackers, mash potato instant mix
- Dinner: canned spaghetti and sausages, crackers
This example DIY 72-hour food option uses foods that have a long shelf life, are cheap and are also light, so as to not sacrifice a cumbersome and oversized bag.
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