It’s safe to say that we’ve all learned a lot this past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us in a lot of ways to adapt.
It’s also been a warning as to how easy it is for supply chains to be disrupted to the point where everyday people could be threatened.
If you have concerns about not having enough food to last you through emergencies, some preparedness isn’t such a bad thing. A bulk food container set is custom-made for keeping ingredients and dried foods sealed, tucked away, and maximizing their shelf life. Here are the foods you want in your possession and in abundance, to keep you fed for weeks and possibly months in an emergency where food is not as available as it is today.
Flour is an excellent ingredient to have on-hand for emergencies. A 10kg bag of flour is very affordable and can be used to do all sorts of baking, from basic breads to pizza dough and lots more.
Oats are an excellent carb. They’re great for breakfast but can be added into bean burgers, combined with butter into crispy crusts, made into cookies, and more. Most important, oats can be bought in large quantities for a low price.
What to put in your OXO bulk food container set can include dry pasta. Adding an oxygen absorber, dry pasta can last up to 30 years. The stuff you buy at the store without an oxygen absorber can also last up to two years beyond its ‘best before’ date.
Make sure you have rice. All rice needs is a little bit of hot water. So long as you have electricity during an emergency, you’re well set to feed yourself indefinitely or at least until the rice runs out. Though brown rice is preferable due to its nutritional benefits, any type of rice will do.
Beans And Lentils
We aren’t talking about the type of beans you buy wet in the can. Dried beans and lentils are quality protein and fiber that you will be glad to have if fresh meats aren’t available. They’re also way cheaper. If you aren’t already regularly eating beans and lentils, consider it. Even a replacement meal of beans instead of meat once a week can make a difference in cost and health.
Sugar is a common ingredient in a lot of recipes. If you’re looking for what foods to buy for emergencies, sugar has got to be on the list. It’s the best way to sweeten up what you’re preparing, available in bulk and on the cheap.
When we dehydrate fruit, we remove all moisture from it. Dehydrated fruit in a sealed food container can last as long as 30 years, i.e. raisins, apricots, and apples. That said, you must dehydrate yourself as the dehydrated fruit we buy at the grocery store already contains some moisture.
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