As emergency is not forecasted, so it is compulsory for everyone to have some food for the emergency period. Emergency arrives as volcano eruption, hurricane, earthquake and in many other forms. When some disaster occurs, you might face the spoilage of you food, and due to this you may not be able to survive. Another case is that you may have food, but it is no sufficient or it does not contain all the necessary items. To fulfill all of your needs it is recommended to have an emergency food kit.
Emergency food kits help us to meet our food requirements during the emergency period. There are various reasons behind the occurrence of an emergency. Major causes of emergency are tsunami, volcano, earth quake, hurricane, and fire. In case of occurrence of any disaster, you might lose the supplies of electricity and gas. Both these utilities help you in freezing of food or cooking of food. If anyone of the two utilities is not available, you might face serious difficulty.
Different types of emergency foods are available in the market. These foods include food bars, MREs, camping meals, and many other items. Food bars provides you the required quantity of calories, so you must choose bar having your desired quantity of calorie. Always read the label first before purchasing any bar, and make it sure to get approximately 1200 calories by these bars on a daily basis. Also a record must be maintained regarding the expiry dates of different food items of your store.
You must keep your emergency food kit in a cool and dry place, so that it will not be spoiled due to any moisture or due to high temperatures. MREs food is first sealed in the bags before cooking. You can use it without heating or giving it some hating by dipping it in hot water. There are special MRE heaters, which make it feasible to heat up to a considerable time.
You should do the search on the internet about the required quantity of calories and nutrition for your body, so that you could come to know how much food you would be required for your needs.