Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Do One Thing: Week 3

Week 3: FOOD & MESS KIT: Cereal, peanut butter, oatmeal, dry soup mixes, MREs, jam juices, fruit cups, energy bars, dried fruit, nut crackers, PLUS a mess kit or utensils to cook with, manual can opener, ziploc bags. (again, remember the baby and provide whatever the little ones may be used to eating) No need to go to the store, try to find things right from the cupboard!

You should store with meals in mind, however, BASIC meals for survival, not company sit down feasts. Store extra water if you are storing meals that need water in a recipe, such as soup. Store only those things you currently eat. If you don't eat MREs on a weekly basis don't store them. Also if you can find canned goods with the pop tops, that illuminates the need for can openers.

3 Meals and two snacks per person each day. Store this in your containers that you gathered last week. You can place all the meals in one pack or give each person their own meals in their own pack/container...it's up to you. Think about freshness, stability, and expiration dates. wrap or re-wrap to discourage spoilage and pests. Label the food and also the outside of your container so that you know what you have, the suggested meal menus, and when you need to rotate it out with a fresh batch.

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3 comments:

The Hobbit said...

Hi s'mee As you know I am new to your blog.Could you give me a heads-up on MRE's??????? I have no idea what that could be.

chronicler said...

Well, I know at least one MMWer that doesn't read your blog. ;-)

Hobbit - MREs are "Meals Ready to Eat". They're made by the government for soldiers and in times of civil disasters to provide quick edible meals to the masses. They are available online and in Army Surplus stores here and there.

S'mee said...

Hobbit, Chronicler got the answer to you first, 10 pts. to you for the question and 10 pts to her for the answer!

Chronicler....one??? hehe try the whole group! oh well.