Food storage is one of the most important parts of you and your family's survival. The size of your food cache, like everything else, depends on what plan you and your group or family have come up with. Here are some things to keep in mind while you are deciding on the amount and types of food you should store according to www.ready.gov :
Following a disaster there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods,dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. Be sure to include a manual can opener and eating utensils.
The following items are suggested when selecting emergency food supplies. You may already have many of these on hand:
Remember this is just what the government recommends suggest that you keep in your food stores at all times. Also remember that after Hurricane Katrina it took 5 days to get water to the survivors in the Superdome, where the public was sent for shelter.