Recommended emergency storage at home

Recommended emergency storage at home (for 7 days)

  • Drinking water 3L per person per day
  • The body's water requirement is 28-35 ml per kilogram body weight.
  • The water requirement depends on age, the nature of work and activities, the state of health, the surrounding climate, increased sweating (hot weather, heavy physical activity) and increased salt intake
  • The food store recommended for adults:
    • various kinds of canned food (canned fish, canned meat, mixed cans, canned legumes);
    • dehydrated soups/powdered purees, flakes that are easy to prepare;
    • Prepared pasta, vegetables, cereals or pulses, with meat, the product to be consumed heated or not heated;
    • cereal product (crispbread, cookies with savory or a neutral flavor);
    • carbohydrate rich product (sweet biscuits, caramel, canned fruits, dried fruits, halva, condensed milk).
  • The food store recommended for infants:
    • breast milk substitute (follow-on milk powder), covering the daily milk intake of at least a healthy 6-month-old infant (1 liter per day)
    • cereal products that are easy to prepare;
    • powdered purees,  flakes that are easy to prepare;
    • Ready-made dishes with meat for infants, product to be consumed heated or unheated;
    • A neutral-flavored cookie as an add-on cereal product with the main course;
    • carbohydrate rich products (sweet biscuits, coffee cream, condensed milk, jelly), which do not contain preservatives and other unsuitable additives for infants;
    • suitable water packaged in the required amount.

When purchasing food for the storage, follow the principles below:

  • The food must be safe and of good quality;
  • The food should be safely packaged;
  • When opened, the food should be suitable for consumption within one day;
  • The food should be stored at 0°... + 25°C, and the product must withstand temperatures of -30° .. + 40°C for a short time. The expected preservation conditions for food at room temperature are essential for ensuring food safety and for long-term preservation of the food product;
  • The shelf life of the food should be at least 6 months;
  • Preferred is dry food for home cooking. The food packaging could be durable enough, convenient to handle and maintain;
  • Choose the food your family normally eats.
  • Think about cooking without electricity and heating (kerosene stove)!

Sample emergency menu

  • A pack of crispbread 175 grams, 558 kcal
  • Meat preserves 300 grams 866 kcal
  • Candy 100 grams 517 kcal
  • Water 3 liters
  • Total: 1941 kcal

Source:Ministry of Rural Affairs

  • Flashlight and backup batteries (light source)
  • First aid kit and important medicines for you
  • Battery operated radio
  • Battery bank for charging mobile devices
  • Candles and matches
  • Kerosene stove - for heating/cooking food, water, etc.
  • Wet hygienic tissues
  • Cash