When a disaster occurs, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. Store enough emergency food and water (1 gallon/person/day) to provide for your family for at least 3 days.
Long term food storage - Meat Buckets, Fruit/Veggie Buckets and food survival kits have a 25 Year Shelf Life (With Proper Storage) and are light weight for easy evacuation.
Store food items that are familiar. Consider any dietary restrictions and preferences you may have.
Ideal foods are: Shelf-stable (no refrigeration required), low in salt, and do not require cooking (e.g. peanut butter, jam, low-salt crackers, cookies, cereals, nuts, dried fruit, canned soup or meats, juices and non-fat dry milk).
Mark a rotation date on any food container that does not already have an expiration date on the package.
Include baby food and formula or other diet items for infants or seniors.
Store the food in airtight, pest-resistant containers in a cool, dark place.
Most canned foods can safely be stored for at least 18 months. Low acid foods like meat products, fruits or vegetables will normally last at least 2 years. Use dry products, like boxed cereal, crackers, cookies, dried milk or dried fruit within six months.
After a power outage, refrigerated food will stay cold longer if you keep the door closed. Food should generally be consumed within 4 hours. Food in the freezer will normally remain safe for 2 days.
Long Term Food Storage - Emergency Food Storage - Disaster Preparedness Supplies