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What food do you keep in your hurricane kit?

We want to know what you have in your kit, and how you actually plan to eat it if the time comes.
A hurricane kit.
A hurricane kit. [ SHADD, DIRK | St. Petersburg Times ]
Published Aug. 21, 2020
Updated Aug. 21, 2020

Floridians know the importance of keeping a well-stocked hurricane kit this time of year.

But when you’re buying Gatorade and canned green beans and pouches of tuna, do you actually think about eating the food you’re piling in the closet?

The state recommends having enough shelf-stable food for every family member in your house for up to seven days.

Related: What you should have in your hurricane kit

We want to know what food and drink you keep in your kit — and if you’ve thought about how you’re going to eat it, if you end up hunkered down in your home for an extended period of time without power.

Do you have a plan for not eating all your hurricane snacks ahead of time? A clever way to heat up all those cans of soup? An equitable way of making sure everyone has to eat the least-desired canned veggies?

Email to share how you stock the food and drink in your hurricane kit. Your responses may be used in an upcoming Tampa Bay Times story.

Related: How junk food helped us get through Hurricane Irma