Stockpiling for a hurricane: essential items

Stockpiling for a hurricane: essential items

Although it’s rare for Singapore to be hit by really sizeable hurricanes, we are liable here to get hit by the odd typhoon or tropical storm. And, let’s face it – you want to be ready in case that happens. With hurricane season now in full swing, it’s time to stock up on essentials just in case a storm hits.

Bottled water

So, which food to stockpile during a hurricane? Well, water not food is the most important thing. In the unlikely event that the water gets cut off, you don’t want to get stuck without. About a gallon per person will last you for 3 to 5 days. You’d also be well served to make sure you have some cordial in the house. One, it’ll make the water taste more interesting, and two, it’s a good source of sugar.

Food that will last and does not need cooking

You might not have gas, and there is a possibility the electricity will go off, so be sure to have plenty of food that doesn’t need cooking and will keep outside the fridge. Tinned fish is an excellent source of nutrients, as well as being relatively tasty as tinned food goes. So that you don’t have to sacrifice all culinary taste it’s good to keep condiments and sauces well stocked, because they will make tinned food a lot more interesting. If you do have a gas camping hob, then get some tinned soup in as well.

Food that is high in energy

Alongside the food you’ll want to eat at meal times, high energy snacks – based on fruit or grains in particular – are an excellent thing to have in the house. Fruit bars, dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, peanut butter, will all make good snacks that will keep you full for a long time because they contain slow-burning energy.


Which food to stockpile during a hurricane? Well, don’t forget stuff to drink. It’s probably not a good idea to get drunk during a hurricane or typhoon, but, let’s face it, if you’re going to be stuck anywhere for more than a couple of days you might be quite glad to have packed a beer or three. Whisky might be your best bet though – it doesn’t taste bad warm, and it’s pretty space efficient!

Physical takeaway menus

We can’t promise that foodpanda will be functioning fully if there is a hurricane in Singapore, so when the worst of the storm is past and shops start opening again, you’ll probably be pretty glad to have a few old-fashioned takeaway menus in the house. Sure, it won’t be quite the same selection as on our site, but at least you’ll be able to get your hands on a half-decent Pad Thai, which will taste incredible after a few days without hot food.

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