The weather in much of the USA has been pretty horrid lately and more of the same is in the forecast. Here in North Carolina today it is unseasonably warm the last few days, but we've had temps drop dramatically too. We are known for having ice storms in the winter - not large amounts of snow. But ice storms wreck havoc with the power lines and getting around on the streets. Then of course there is the hurricane season..... (sigh) Today I bought some emergency foods just to have on hand for my own needs: cans with pull tops of tuna, spaghetti-Os, ravioli, fruit dried cranberries individual juice boxes with vitamin C peanut butter (I always have saltines) I think I would have my gas stove and city water even if the power went out. I could light a burner with a match if I had to. Other than some bottled water and dried cereal, what other emergency food items do you think I should consider for an *emergency pantry*? What do you keep in yours?