Regardless as to why you are prepping, food should be in your top 5 items to start with. Before making a list of food to stockpile, the first step is to figure out how many people you will be feeding in a survival situation. You will require more calories per day than you require in your day to day living in the “normal” world.
You also need to consider what you can eat for a long period of time without getting bored or burnt out on eating the same food day in and day out.
Once you have a good handle on how many people you’re feeding, and whether or not you can eat the same food for possibly months at a time, then you can start stockpiling your food. Below you will find 20 types of food that last longer than most foods you find in your local grocery store.
1. Canned Meat
2. Beans and Canned Beans
3. Canned Soups
6. Dried Fruit
7. Powdered Milk
8. Peanut Butter
10. Sea Vegetables/Powdered Super Greens
12. Pure Vanilla Extract
14. Coffee/Instant Coffee
16. Granola Bars
17. Olive Oil
Seeing a list of 20 items can be overwhelming, the important thing is to pick one and start stocking up. Once you have 3 – 4 weeks worth of one item, move to the next. Don’t break the bank trying to stock an entire pantry all at once. Just add a few things to your shopping cart each week.