Disaster can happen at any time, often with little to no warning. Whether there’s a looming hurricane, tornado or blizzard, the destruction can leave you cut off from the outside world for days at a time. But thorough disaster preparation can, literally, save lives.
In fact, having an emergency plan and a survival supply kit can help you and your family through almost any type of crisis. Your disaster supply kit might include:
- Water: At least one gallon per person per day for at least three days.
- Food: Canned and boxed food that does not require any preparation (this might include beans, canned tuna, granola, etc.). Include enough food to last each family member (and any pets!) at least three days.
- Manual can opener
- First-aid kit
- Prescription medications
- Hand sanitizer
- Insect repellant
While there’s no doubt that stocking up on the right non-perishable food items will help you weather the storm, what happens when it’s over and you’re left with a surplus of canned goods? Sure, these items can keep for several weeks, months or even years, which is why we stock up in the first place, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that you replace your supplies throughout the year.
Instead of tossing your leftover food supply, here are three deliciously-healthy recipe spins to transform them into a gourmet meal.