Need Help with food ideas!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Hurricanes are called typhoons in this half of the world. In the next few weeks I am going to be preparing my typhoon prepared boxes. I will make two boxes. One with stuff-batteries and paper products and stuff. The other with food.
I'm looking for good suggestions for food that is healthy, that can be made on the BBQ or on the camp stove top. The food has to be non-perishable.
Local friends are saying SPAM, rice, canned fruit and veggies...
Any suggestions would be great. A super typhoon can knock out power for weeks and weeks.
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Most supermarkets and military outlets are open in a matter of days after a typhoon. Fresh produce is air lifted in for military people. I think the buildings are typhoon proof and generators are put to work right away.
You have been given some good ideas but as long as we do not have another set of fires in the storage tanks at the port as we did with one of our typhoons there should not be a problem. Then the problem was people running out of gas to drive their cars and getting fuel to run the generators.
After Typhoon Karen in 1962 the military opened their mess halls to the contract teachers that were here. Not sure who else were allowed to eat in the mess halls but my sister took her three daughters there for at least on square meal a day and perhaps more.
Sounds like you have been given the go old military scare tactics again.
Yes, do provide for a few days because if the storm passes slowly you should not be out on the roads trying to get something to eat.
1826 days ago
We have a "survival closet" at home in case of emergencies too. We have the non-food stuff like you were talking about, batteries, blankets, flashlights, tp, etc. For food we actually have quite a bit you might not expect. Most meats can be bought canned and are fully cooked so you can eat them even without a heat source. If you can cook them the ones we have tried (chicken and sliced ham) tasted just like regular. Just don't get the store brand lol. You can grill them up just like normal. You can get chicken, beef, fish, and ham at our stores. Jerky also stores very well as long as it's sealed.
We have a variety of carbs to keep things from getting boring. Rice is very versatile and we have several kinds (long grain, white, pilaf, and so on) and we also have a couple kinds of pasta and "bread kits" which have everything needed to make a loaf of bread all sealed up, just add water and heat :)
The last recommendation I would make is the ration packs you can get online and at a lot of local stores. They are packets with dehydrated foods you just add water too (we have a water purifier in the survival closet just in case) and you can get just about anything. We even have a couple packs of fruit cobbler. We tested out several of them for dinner one evening and even the kids liked them. They also have all the nutrition facts right there on the bag so it's easy to track of you are getting enough nutrients during an emergency.
Best of luck!
1827 days ago
Ooh interesting. Oatmeal, canned or dried beans, healthy cereals, nuts, raisins and other dried fruits, powdered milk? Veggies would definitely be hard to include if you don't want to use canned (though you could always rinse them well to get some of the sodium off, if you still have access to clean water). Sounds kinda fun to put these together!! Though I do hope you don't actually have to use these kits! Hopefully you don't get hit too hard by these typhoons!
1827 days ago
What about making some dehydrated fruits and veggies and storing them in plastic bags? You could rehydrate for soups or eat them dry as a crunchy snack. You could do this with meats as well. Quinoa is mighty tasty as a rice substitute and it's a protein. I made some tonight with a bit of chicken boullion in it for flavor and it was yummy. Oatmeal is good - you could even make some lowfat granola for snacks. Hope that helps! Don't blow away!!!!
1827 days ago
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