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Just something that my SO brought up the other day...he wants to make an earthquake kit or something like that in case something happens and he wanted to know what we could put in it that didn't have gluten so if we get stuck in some sort of disaster that we could survive and I wouldn't have to get sick!!! Totally sweet of him to think of that, not really something that would have crossed my mind, I don't think. I know there's probably a bunch of stuff (canned veg, fruit, beans, etc.), but definitely made me stop and think :)

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It is not a bad idea to have an emergency supply of stuff you can use. I live in an area that gets a lot of snow and sometimes loses power, once for a week. I always make sure I have pnut butter and crackers and some tinned fruit and veggies as well as water etc. One thing you do want to do is rotate out the stuff in the kit periodically. You don't want to get one together and just leave it for years.

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I keep an emergency stockpile of gluten-free Progresso Soups on hand for things like hurricanes. :)

I also have a little cooler that looks like a purse that I keep stocked with gluten-free shelf stable food--Lara bars, Enjoy life bars, almonds, craisins, banana chips, etc. If I know I'm going to be out for the day I throw an ice pack and a gluten-free sandwhich or some rice cakes with peanut butter or some fruit in there too. I take the bag with me everywhere in case I am caught out of the house and need something to eat I have a safe snack.

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Thanks, Jestgar, that's awesome! I think my SO wants us to be prepared for when the zombies attack LOL I'll show him the list, he'll be thrilled!

Yeah, I think it's a great idea to have some stuff to take wherever I go...I didn't expect to be walking today, and ended up pretty darn hungry...not to mention at work the other day, someone had thrown out my food, so my man had to bring me some eats. I'm still new, so I only discovered today that ReBars and Lara Bars are gluten-free...so happy about this!

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Kind bars are gluten-free as well.

and so are Sunkist fruit snacks-- it's a nice, ORANGE box--- says gluten- free on the back.

Dinty Moore Beef Stew is also labelled gluten- free.

cans or packets of tuna.

bags or boxes of gluten-free cookies/ animal crackers/ crackers/ pretzels/ would work.

some o this stuff you would probably want to rotate through every couple of months.

All of these would be great ideas to put in an emergency kit (if they last long enough for me to put them IN the kit! lol!)

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Just something that my SO brought up the other day...he wants to make an earthquake kit or something like that in case something happens and he wanted to know what we could put in it that didn't have gluten so if we get stuck in some sort of disaster that we could survive and I wouldn't have to get sick!!! Totally sweet of him to think of that, not really something that would have crossed my mind, I don't think. I know there's probably a bunch of stuff (canned veg, fruit, beans, etc.), but definitely made me stop and think :)

This is probably over-kill, but you can't be too careful "when the zombies attack". Or, more realistically, in the event of a disaster, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.

Having lived through Hurricane Katrina as an adult and Betsy as a kid, I am a big believer in keeping a good supply of "hurricane food" in the pantry. My husband (who prior to Katrina had never experienced a bad hurricane) use to think I was crazy, but after Katrina he helps me prepare.

We have found Hormel makes has a list of gluten-free "shelf staple" foods. Go to www.hormel.com ,pick "search entire site", and in the search box, key in gluten. If you purchase things in cans, make sure you include a manual can opener in your "earthquake kit". Purchase small cans of things, because in an emergency you won't have electricity (we were 42 days without electricity after Katrina) and therefore can not readily store things. I also have some gluten-free cans of fruit and veggies. Bush's baked beans are gluten-free, and very tasty. Armour makes gluten-free Vienna sausage (which I don't particularly like, but they are easy to carry around, you can eat the whole can at one time, and they are meat). I keep some gluten-free crackers in the pantry, also. Make sure to have some gluten-free water on hand (ok, now I'm just being silly). But do keep some bottled water on hand. "Think thin" protein bars are gluten-free and good.

Peanut butter and nutella are gluten-free, and good on crackers.

Money - it is a good idea to have some cash on-hand in an emergency. Get small bills - when there is no electricity, cash registers don't work so you can't use credit cards.

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something else i forgot to mention earleir would be to have gluten-free medicatons (pain releivers, cough drops & syrup, Pepto, at least 3 days worth of any perscription) as wellas gluten-free soap, toothpaste, & other toiletires in your emergency kit.

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