Food and supplies to have on hand when the power goes out

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Posted on August 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Frank Davis

Foods to have on hand when the power goes out

 

All these foods should be small size or individual servings

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Safety Notes

Be sure to have on hand all special medications-cardiac, diabetic, etc.

Buy extra propane cans for the camp stove

Sterno makes a great source of heat for emergency cooking.

Once the power goes out, the refrigerator will keep foods cold for up to 4 hours if the door is kept unopened.

A full freezer will help the temperature constant for 48 hours if kept unopened. A freezer half full will hold the temperature constant for 24 hours.

Throw out anything that has been stored above 40 degrees for 2 hours or longer.

 

 



 

  • Instant coffee-for whenever you get the craving!
     
  • Sugar substitute packets-goes with the coffee.
     
  • Small bottle non-dairy creamer-needed for the coffee.
     
  • Pam Spray-for making pancakes and heating canned meats
     
  • Parkay Squeeze Margarine-for pancakes, sandwiches, veggies
     
  • Chef Boyardee Beef-A-Roni-heat in a small saucepan
     
  • Chef Boyardee Ravioli-heat in a small saucepan
     
  • Chef Boyardee Spaghetti and Meatballs-heat in a small saucepan
     
  • Canned spaghetti and meatballs (family size)-heat in saucepan
     
  • Canned spaghetti and meat sauce (family size)-heat in saucepan
     
  • Campbell Select Beef and Mushroom Soup-heat in saucepan
     
  • Campbell's Chunky Sirloin Soup-eats like a full meal.
     
  • Beenie Weenies-place the can in hot water and eat right from the can.
     
  • Vienna Sausage-non-perishable meats
     
  • Tuna in water-non-perishable meats
     
  • Hormel Chili-non-perishable meats
     
  • Beef Stew-another meal in the can; just heat in a skillet
     
  • Spam-another good source of non-refrigerator meat
     
  • Corned Beef-a good source of meat; use for sandwiches/meals
     
  • Tyson Canned Chicken-a good source of meat; use for sandwiches/meals
     
  • Chicken and Stars Soup in Hand-transfer to a saucepan and heat
     
  • Hormel Potted Meat-the old standby source of nutrition/spread on crackers.
     
  • Mrs. Butterworths' Syrups-individual servings for pancakes
     
  • Shake-N-Pour Buttermilk Pancake Mix-just add water/fry in Pam
     
  • Melba Toast Rounds-spread with peanut butter or jelly
     
  • Lance Toasty 8-Pak Peanut Butter Crackers-quick snack food for kids
     
  • Kraft Cheese & Crackers-quick snack food for kids
     
  • Planters freeze dried peanuts-good nutritional snackfood
     
  • French's Mustard-for flavoring canned meats
     
  • Blue Plate Mayonnaise (Squeeze)-for sandwich dressing
     
  • Creamy Peanut Butter-high protein/quick nutrition
     
  • Welch's Grape Jelly-spreak on melba toast
     
  • Chicken bouillon cubes-dissolve in water to flavor blah foods
     
  • Astor Mashed Potatoes-quick "stick to your ribs" nutrition
     
  • Velveeta Cheese-buy smallest packages so storage is not an issue.
     
  • Bag of Snickers-comfort food
     
  • Life-Savers-a little something for your sweet tooth.
     
  • Nabisco Fruit Snacks-for your sweet tooth/comfort for the kids
     
  • Tasty Gold Dried Fruit Chips-quick snacks
     
  • Tasty Gold Dried Plums-quick snacks
     
  • Banana Chips-substitute for the real thing
     
  • Tropical Medley-fresh fruit without the spoilage
     
  • Chinet Paper Plates-no dishes to wash
     
  • Gerber's Baby Food-special hurricane rations for the baby
     
  • Keebler Graham Crackers-eat as snack/also comfort food for the kids
     
  • Bounty Paper Towels-you'll need lots of these for cleanup
     
  • Chinet Napkins-another disposable product for use in the storm
     
  • Plastic forks and knives-essential disposable utensils
     
  • Niblets Corn - an "eat right from the can" vegetable source, hot or cold
     
  • Bush Baked Bean Packets-single serving size; very nutritional
     
  • Lima Beans-place the can in hot water and eat right from the can
     
  • DelMonte Raisins-nutrition in single packages
     
  • Lucky Leaf Apple Sauce-alternate source of fruit
     
  • Trail mix-purely for snacking (but healthful)
     
  • Pop Tarts-an alternative source of breakfast for kids of all ages
     
  • DelMonte Assorted Misc Fruit Bowls-alternative source for fruit
     
  • Broccoli-Rice packet-poach in water and serve hot; hassle free
     
  • Instant Rice-simmer in hot water, dot with margarine, and eat hot
     
  • Ginger snaps-even in a hurricane you gotta have cookies.
     
  • Granola bar variety pack-instant energy when you need it
     
  • Zone Nutrition Bars-high nutrition without all the hassle
     
  • Golden Graham Cereal-breakfast for the kids-they don't need milk
     
  • Nutri-Grain Apple-Cinnamon Bars-another nutrition or breakfast source
     
  • Unsalted crackers-for potted meat, peanut butter, etc. Avoid salt!
     
  • Wheat bread loaf
     
  • Carnation Instant Milk-mix with water for instant dairy for cereals, etc.
     
  • Apple Juice Box Drinks-great way to keep the kids healthy
     
  • Lipton Diet Tea (Instant)-makes a refreshing drink even without ice
     
  • Abita water (gallon)-need at least 3 gallons per person per day
     
  • Plastic cups-for water and cereal and kids snacks
     
  • Portable chef's stoves/propane powered-insure good ventilation.
     

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