Top Ten Hurricane Foods You Need When The Storm Hits
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10. Jerky - Dehydrated meat (or whatever vegetarian version there is of it) hearkens back to the days before refrigeration. It was good enough for the Indians, good enough for the pilgrims, good enough for a trans Atlantic voyage, and it'll be good enough for you. You can add jerky to almost anything and make it better, liker canned soups, crackers, or Cheez Whiz. It's expensive in small quantities. Best bet is to find someone who makes it and fill up a couple gallon bags of it.
8. Canned Foods: Whether you're into sardines or pork'n'beans, green beans, or corn and peas, smoked oysters, caviar, beef stew, Chef Boyardee, or pineapple chunks, food in a can tastes damn good when you're hungry. Don't forget the can opener.
7. Chips, salsa, nacho cheese, bean dip, sour cream. It'll never really fill you up, but it also takes a while to get sick of. It's also easy and almost everybody likes it.
6. Watermelon: Sounds strange, but hey, there's lots of it, it's delicious, and there's nothing quite like it on a hot day with no gas, phone, electric, car, fan, or generator.
5. Junk - Zebra cakes, nutter bars, sour straws, gummy bears, honey buns, krispy squares, chocolate bars, sugar ups your energy and provides sweet manufactured goodness for your post storm withdrawals.
4. Salty Snacks - Pretzels, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, chex mix, chick peas, these will all give you something to crunch on just to pass the time.
3. Pickled Stuff - Whether they be eggs, sausage, or vegetables, pickled stuff lasts for damn near ever. Pick up a few jars at Costco and see how good they look when you've been eating nachos and zebra cakes for a couple days.
2. Potatoes - They don't need refrigeration. Wrap em in tin foil, throw em in a camp fire, cook em up, add canned chili.
1. Water - Can't live without it. Don't even try.