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FEMA Food and Water in an Emergency PDF
« on: December 04, 2013, 04:40:32 PM »
Good PDF from FEMA friends...

Food and Water in an Emergency

If an earthquake, hurricane, winter storm, or other
disaster strikes your community, you might not have
access to food, water, and electricity for days or even
weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency
food and water supplies, you can provide for
your entire family.

 Emergency Food Supplies
Even though it is unlikely that an emergency would cut off your
food supply for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will
last that long.
You may not need to go out and buy foods to prepare an emergency
food supply. You can use the canned goods, dry mixes, and other
staples on your cupboard shelves. Be sure to check expiration dates
and follow the practice of first-in, first-out.

As you stock food, take into account your family’s unique needs
and tastes. Familiar foods are important. They lift morale and give
a feeling of security in times of stress. Try to include foods that they
will enjoy and that are also high in calories and nutrition. Foods
that require no refrigeration, water, special preparation, or cooking
are best.


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Re: FEMA Food and Water in an Emergency PDF
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2013, 06:13:15 PM »
There's some good information there, but this was cause for concern for me:

Vegetable oils storing indefinitely?  Not in my experience.  Even under the best of conditions it usually turns rancid after 36 months in my experience.
While dry pasta may not "go bad" the taste definitely degrades over time.  I have some that is 20 years old and while edible, it tastes like it's 20 years old.
And regarding powdered milk, I've found that after about five to seven years when you first make it, it tastes fine, but it tends to go bad in the refrigerator after only 2-3 days, whereas fresh cans of dry milk tend to taste fine for a week or longer.  I don't know what is really going on there, but in my experience it tends to sour quicker the older the cans (even when first opened 5-7 years after purchased).

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Re: FEMA Food and Water in an Emergency PDF
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 09:41:54 AM »
Don't worry about prepping.  The government will take care of you!  Just ask those people in NJ.   ;D

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Re: FEMA Food and Water in an Emergency PDF
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 10:55:33 AM »
Non-sense. FEMA wants us unprepared so they can send us to *voice drpping with horror* the camps.