Emergency preparedness is of the utmost importance. You may have batteries and flashlights stashed aside for when the power goes out, but what about food? There have been a lot of power outages across Canada due to the storms. Just recently over 1 million people along the east coast were without power.
You need an emergency food supply to be able to make sure that you and your family are getting a balanced meal each day. When it comes time to buying emergency food, you need to make sure that you buy food that has a very long shelf life. The reason for this is because you never know when you will actually need it.
The power companies work hard to make sure you don’t lose service. However, they can be just as surprised as you are when the power goes out. Often times, they will try to get the power restored within 72 hours. However, if there is a blizzard or storm, it can be difficult to get the repair trucks out to fix power lines that are down.
When you stock up on food, you should have a minimum of 72 hours’ worth of food for you and every member of your family. If you have the room and you live in a more remote area of Canada, such as up in the Yukon, you may want to consider getting as much as 7 days’ worth of food to have on hand. This way you never have to go into a panic when the power goes out.
You have choices when it comes to buying food supplies. You can go to the grocery store and pick up canned food. The problem is, you’re limited on variety here. Plus, if the weather station has been telling everyone to stock up, you may not have the ability to get the flavors you want because the shelves may be very picked over.
Your other option is to order your supplies online. This has a number of benefits. First, you get a wide variety of flavors and styles. You can buy bulk emergency foods to have on hand or you can pick and choose freeze-dried foods to stock your pantry. Second, you will have all the foods shipped to your door. This means you don’t have to fight the crowds at the store when there is bad weather brewing.
Having foods on hand for an emergency is important. Instead of waiting until the last minute, it’s best to order some online and have them in place at all times.