Bad things happen. We don’t like to think about it but we need to be prepared, just incase. 72hours.comÂ asks whether we would be prepared in the event of a major disaster and provides information and tips on what you should do in order to be prepared. In terms of food they suggest that everyone should “Store enough emergency food to provide for your family for at least 3 days.” For celiacs that means you need to have 3 days worth of gluten free food supplies. These foods should be non perishable foods as there may be no electricity, gas or running water for a while after a disaster.
I grew up in Scotland where we don’t tend to get extreme weather. We don’t get tornadoes, earthquakes or hurricanes so I never really had to think about this type of thing before.
I now live in San Francisco. We get earthquakes here. Most of the time they are small ones but what about if a big one hits, will I be ready?
I spend quite a bit of time in the mid-west. My husband is from Iowa. They get tornadoes there. Most of the time they are watches and warnings but how about if one hits, will I be ready?
If a disaster hits will you be ready with gluten free supplies?
I recently started a gluten free earthquake kit and I’m working on filling it with everything I may need in case of an emergency. Here is what’s on my list so far. Let me know if I’ve missed anything important!
- A whole lot of gluten free bars
- Gluten Free protein bars
- Gluten Free nuts/dried fruit
- Cans of gluten free beans/lentils/chickpeas
- Jar of gluten free peanut/almond butter
- Gluten Free corn cakes/rice cakes
- Gluten Free candy
- Gluten Free chocolate
- Gluten Free vitamins (In my case, Centrum)
- Gluten Free Medicine
Do you have a gluten free emergency kit? What gluten free supplies are in yours?