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Old 09-11-2018, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Canned white chicken, beans, refried beans (good dip with sour cream) and peanut butter & jelly always a winner! Any chips, any crackers, bagged popcorn. Good to go!
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Refried beans
crackers
chips
beef jerky
Beefaroni
Hormel chili
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: The middle
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Refried beans and tortillas, pb and j, flavored tuna in pouch with crackers, garbanzo beans, trail mix, fruit, baked beans, corn and black beans mixed, granola bars, spray cheese and crackers.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:49 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Beans, sardines, or tuna. I will sometimes take a can of beans with a pull top lid for picnic or camping food. Oh canned corned beef makes good sandwiches in a pinch too. Some canned hams are fine too, look for the ones on the shelves that do not need refrigeration until opened. Some salamis too.

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Old 09-11-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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Cook some pasta ahead of time and refrigerate (elbows, farfalle, or something else smallish). You can make pasta salad with some canned beans, canned vegetables (corn, green beans, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, whatever you like) and bottled salad dressing. You can add canned tuna or chicken as well for variety. Just use as much cooked pasta as you need for each meal. If you make the salad ahead of time (which, of course, you can do if you want), the pasta tends to get too squishy from the liquid from the veggies and the dressing.


Vegetable soups like minestrone tend to taste better than soups with chicken or beef or little meatballs if they have to be eaten at room temperature, at least to me. I always keep some Progresso vegetable soups of various kinds on hand for power outages as they are quite tasty even when they cannot be heated. Cream soups don't seem to work as well at room temperature.
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Sterno or a camp stove will go a long way in giving you a lot more options.
Shelf stable milk and cereal if you have a larger family.
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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If you already like them, beets.
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Old 09-11-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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My first thoughts were the tuna and salmon others have mentioned. I’d prioritize protein, frankly. So, beans, canned chicken also.

Boxes of chex type cereal might be good for easy to access carb.

I’d stay away from salty foods.

Stay safe.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Boars Head Soppresata and Pepperoni (no refrigeration needed)

Tuna, oysters, clams (canned)

Almonds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, etc

Peanut butter, almond butter, nutella spread

Crackers, pretzels, chips, bread

Granola, mini wheats, cheerios

Fruits, veggies, olives, pickles, tapenade
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Sterno or a camp stove will go a long way in giving you a lot more options.
Shelf stable milk and cereal if you have a larger family.
You can get -- for the next storm, not this one, obviously -- a 1-burner butane camp stove for about 16-20 dollars. Great to have on hand.
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