Ready packs with long lasting purpose
Canned Beans, Freeze-Dried Berries, Protein Supplements – Fearing an emergency, specialty suppliers cut a deal and sell emergency packages with extended-life food. Sometimes toilet paper, camping toilet paper, or even pepper spray is available.
Ready for emergencies
For many years, the target group was mainly called the preparers, that is, people who expect disaster to strike at any time and are willing to prepare accordingly—with emergency backpacks, nature survival kits, and weapons for self-defense.
But since the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine, more and more people are becoming potential clients who previously had little interest in their crisis care. The question of what constitutes reasonable stockpiling in the event of a crisis is now more important than ever for many.
It is usually cheaper to buy it yourself
A professional supply for emergencies has its price, because suppliers sometimes charge too much for their supply packages: a classic 28-day emergency supply can cost around €300, which includes milk, whole egg powder, canned legumes, rice and contains pasta.
However, according to our calculations, a person who buys produce individually can save about a third of the money – and also choose groceries according to individual preferences.
Consider individual needs
annoying Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) It could be useful for every household to stock up – for example in case of a power outage, storm, quarantine or illness. BKK advises bundling: “Take into account food allergies, intolerances, or special needs such as baby food, but also personal preferences when putting together your supplies.” This is what is contained in the file Stash compilation tips. It is assumed that the daily energy requirement is 2200 calories. The daily rations of commercial emergency packages are often lower.
Canned is better than powder
The Federal Bureau of Inquiry’s checklist also recommends storing food and prepared meals in jars and cans because they are already cooked and no longer need preparation. For dehydrated products, on the other hand, additional liquid is required, which may have to be diverted from urgently required drinking water. A person can live about three weeks without food, but at most four days without liquids. Every drop counts.
BBK estimates that an adult needs two liters of beverage per day – half a liter of which is for cooking. So it makes sense to stock up on mineral water. Providers indicate best periods of six months to two years for their water.
Ten days’ worth of supplies in case of a crisis
Some emergency package providers advertise that their products have a long shelf life, which can’t be matched by canned goods from the grocery store. But if you buy what tastes good anyway, you can also use and replenish the supply regularly—and save on expensive food in the long run.
By the way, BBK considers a ten-day supply sufficient in case of a crisis. Then, at the latest, basic services for the population must be guaranteed again. With some commercial providers, it often only starts with packages that last several weeks.
In addition to the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance, the Federal Ministry of Food (BMEL) is also on its side Nutritional care Stock advice. with help Presentation calculator Everyone can calculate their individual needs there – regardless of whether they are meat eaters or vegetarians. According to BMEL, “Each household should have sufficient (emergency) supplies of food for about 10 days.” This not only helps in emergencies, but also makes everyday life easier, because storage saves time – as well as money, for example by relying on special offers.
These foods are good for the pantry
Canned fish such as tuna, fruits or vegetables are best suited for storage. It keeps applesauce, applesauce, red cabbage or vegetable spread for a long time, even in a jar. Dry products such as rice, flour, sugar, salt, crackers, crackers, lentils, beans, instant gravies or noodles are also good for stocking. UHT milk or milk alternatives such as soy or oatmeal also last for several months — sometimes drinks last up to a year.
Store supplies in a cool, dry, and dark place. They should be checked for pest infestations every few weeks. Products with a long shelf life are best placed in the back of the shelf, while products that will expire soon are in the front.
advice: Buying a hamster is not recommended. Carefully build a reasonable supply by purchasing an extra pack when you shop for long-life products such as pasta, rice, or canned goods.