Hurricane Season Tips: 10 Smart Pantry Essentials

Thu, Jun 08, 2017 at 11:20AM

Hurricane Season Tips: 10 Smart Pantry Essentials

Did you know that a huge chunk of hurricane season preparedness starts long before there’s a change in the weather?

In fact, it can be as simple as a trip to the grocery store. In today’s blog, we will be going over some of the most basic essentials to add to your shopping list this season. Take a look.

Bottled water

Most experts recommend having three to seven days’ worth of supplies on hand. That holds true for water, too. Each person and pet should have about a gallon on hand in the form of jugs or individual bottles—whichever works for you! Allot more if you have added needs, or if you have powdered foods/drinks that need to be mixed with water.

Fresh bread

Having a couple loaves of bread on hand can add a fresh taste to your hurricane stockpile. Either stock up once you get word of a storm, or buy bread now and freeze it until you need it!

Spreads and condiments

With that bread, you’ll want some of your favorite spreads and toppings to create sandwiches. Classics like peanut butter, jelly, Nutella, and more are all delicious picks.

Canned soups

Canned soups like chicken noodle, or even a good beef stew, can provide much-needed protein and flavor. They’ll last a long time on your pantry shelf, too, so you can count on them being ready to eat and enjoy all summer long.

Sandwich crackers

Sandwich crackers (with cheese or peanut butter in the middle) provide some added protein, serving as a snack that’s a little more substantial than your average treat. Granola bars Granola bars are another great way to stay full and energized, even during a you’re sure to love.

Canned produce

Canned fruits and veggies are easy to stock up on, and can add some much-needed color and nutrition to your pantry this hurricane season.

Pet food

If you have a dog, cat, or other pet, you’ll want to make sure that they, too, have enough food and treats to last the days during and following a storm.

Infant formula (and more)

From baby food to formula, you’ll want to have plenty of nutritious picks on hand for the youngest members of your family.

Comfort food

Finally, don’t forget about comfort food! While hurricane prep is often focused on the essentials alone, having sweet treats like packaged cookies, instant coffee, or even your family’s favorite chips can make the storm experience a less stressful one.

This hurricane season, you can count on Ed Jones to help safeguard your home. Stocking up on these handy essentials helps you protect the people inside of it!

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