Emergency Food Supply
There are many circumstances that make having back-up, emergency food sources critical. For instance, in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, electricity sources may be temporarily disconnected. Beyond the simple inconvenience of not having electrical power, most refrigerated foods would be unusable in a matter of hours. Or, in the event that one becomes stranded in his or her car, food sources might be unavailable.
After water and basic first-aid equipment, having access to food is the most important aspect of emergency preparedness. Governmental agencies like FEMA recommend that every individual have enough emergency food on-hand to last 72 hours. Keeping emergency sources of food handy at home, in cars, in backpacks, and emergency "grab and go" kits is a smart move.
For those creating an at-home, 72-hour food plan, there are a wide variety of easy options. First and foremost: 3 gallons of water per person, canned goods, evaporated eggs and milk, and a dependable, working can opener. Canned goods should include plenty of protein sources like beans, as well as soups, fruits and vegetables.
Obviously, for "grab and go" and automotive kits, you don't want to be lugging cases of cans around. For these circumstances, LifeSecure offers US Coast Guard approved, non-perishable, ready-to-eat energy bars. Each non-thirst-provoking food bar is packed with enough caloric energy to meet the nutritional needs of a full day. Bars are guaranteed to have a 5-year shelf life, making them perfect for long-term storage. With LifeSecure's 2,400 calorie food bars, your food needs are easily met. Throw them in your grab-and-go kit or in your glove box, and you'll have one less thing to worry about in the event of an emergency.