Congrats to all the people who got their clothes and toiletries! This week we’ll be working on food. The idea is to get easy, non-cook foods that everybody likes. You’re going to have to decide what works for you, but I would suggest (if your allergies permit):
Peanut butter-good for energy, satisifies the sweet tooth, and can be eaten straight out of the jar.
Nutritious bars of some sort. Most granola bars are crap. Pure sugar. So head over to Costco or Sam’s and start checking the back of boxes. Get bars that have protein and vitamins. I bought a bunch of Zone bars because my kids like them and they are filling. Nutrigrain bars get too smooshed and Special K bars are like eating a cloud, they’re so not filling.
Nuts-everyone likes these. They’re nutritious and filling.
Fruit cups-I like the tin cups of fruit. Durable and tasty.
Ramen noodles and packs of sweetened oatmeal-You may be able to heat water and make these. But it’s possible to eat these out of the pack. My kids will eat raw ramen. Seriously! Just keep in mind that you, your husband and any bigger kids will probably want more than one. And then times everything by three days.
Once you’ve got it all together, put it in a big ziploc.
We’ll also be getting water. This is a little more difficult. I just got a big case of smaller water bottles and set it aside in the garage since we have so many people in our family. The minimum you’ll need is about six water bottles per person (that’s only two per day.) So figure out how you want to work this. If you have empty two-liter pop bottles around, one of these filled with water (per person) would work nicely too.
And an additional heads up; we’re going to be making a trip to the Army surplus store next week. If you’d like to pick up some MRE’s (those little foil meals that last for ten years), those would be great to put in your kit. I have a few in each of ours.