Jackie Weighs In Wednesday

What with earthquakes, floods and other whims of Mother Nature happening all around us, I’m reminded to look again at my emergency food supply and evaluate where I would be if disaster struck here at my home…and guess what – I’m clearly under-prepared! We all know that it’s important to have flashlights, batteries, matches, portable radio, and a first aid kit, but what about food and water?

I’m heading off to the market with this list of 10 pantry food items that I’m buying and would recommend for your supply kit, just in case:
– Peanut butter (or some other seed or nut butter)
– Foil packets of tuna and salmon (easier than trying to find a can opener in an emergency)
– Dried fruit (raisins, dates, pineapple, apple rings, apricots, cranberries, cherries and anything else that looks interesting)
– Whole grain crackers
– Nuts (walnuts and almonds)
– Dry cereal
– All natural turkey jerky
– Low-sodium canned cooked beans (kidney, pinto, black)
– Low-sodium, canned vegetables (corn, peas, sweet potatoes
– Individual portion servings of milk and fruit juice in shelf-stable box packaging
– Water