Pet Survival Kit
Amid storing food, reading survival books and making other emergency preparations, it’s easy to forget about making a pet survival kit. But if a collapse has happened, you want your pet to be taken care of so you can concentrate on other things. Most people assume their pets can just eat human food, but animals have different nutritional needs. And there other considerations besides food. Here are a few items to gather:
- Pet food. Start with at least a two-week supply, then build from there. How long it lasts depends on what you get. Your pet food will last a lot longer if you buy the good stuff from a pet store and avoid the imported stuff found at places like Walmart. Most dog and cat food is high in fat which means it will turn rancid after the “best by” date, so for long-term storage consider getting airtight containers and oxygen absorbers. Also, remember that canned food lasts longer than dry food.
- Hand can opener. You should have one of these for yourself, anyway. Just a reminder.
- Food and water bowls. It’s good to have some extra bowls, especially the collapsible kind that don’t take up much space.