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