Conventional wisdom states that everyone needs an emergency kit. Whether you're living on the east coast with severe rain and snow storms, in middle America where there are tornados and hurricanes, or the west coast, where there is often the fear of frightful earthquakes, common sense states you need to be prepared.
Food is a very important part of that preparedness, whether you have age old power bars in a steamer trunk or dried beans in the pantry.
However, there are some basic foods that should be on all shelves no matter if there is a minor inconvenience like a temporary power outage or a serious disaster, like a flood or cyclone.
Head over to the next age to see which items you should have in your emergency food kit.