Building a survival pantry with long-lasting food from the supermarket can be a great way to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.
Here are some steps you can follow to create your own survival pantry:
Plan and prioritize: Start by thinking about the potential emergencies and disasters you may face in your area, and what types of food will be most useful in those situations. Consider the shelf life of the food, as well as the nutritional value and taste.
Stock up on non-perishable items: Non-perishable foods are the backbone of any survival pantry. These items have a long shelf life and can be stored without spoiling, such as canned goods, dried beans and grains, and dehydrated or freeze-dried food.
Choose foods that are easy to prepare: In an emergency situation, you may not have access to electricity or cooking fuel, so it’s important to choose foods that can be easily prepared without these resources.
For example, you can stock up on ready-to-eat items like energy bars and trail mix, as well as foods that can be eaten raw, like nuts and seeds.
Don’t forget about water: Water is essential for survival, so it’s important to include a water supply in your survival pantry.
You can buy bottled water, or consider storing water in large containers or barrels.
Rotate and replace your supplies: It’s important to regularly check the expiration dates on your pantry items and replace any food that is past its prime.
You can also rotate your supplies by using the oldest items first and replacing them with fresh items when you go shopping.
By following these steps and regularly updating your survival pantry, you can be prepared for any emergency situation and have a reliable source of food and water.
Stock up on the following items today to get your prepper pantry ready for the next extended emergency:
1. Canned fruits, vegetables, meats, and soups.
2. Dried legumes (beans, lentils, peas).
5. Pasta sauce.
6. Peanut butter.
8. Flour (white, whole wheat).
9. Seasonings (vanilla, salt, pepper, paprika, cinnamon, pepper, taco seasoning, etc.).
11. Bouillon cubes or granules (chicken, vegetable, beef).
12. Kitchen staples (baking soda, baking powder, yeast, vinegar).
14. Unsweetened cocoa powder.
15. Jell-O or pudding mixes.
16. Whole grains (barley, bulgur, cornmeal, couscous, oats, quinoa, rice, wheat berries).
17. Nonfat dried milk.
18. Plant-based oil (corn oil, vegetable oil, coconut oil, olive oil).
20. Seeds for eating and sprouting.
21. Popcorn (not the microwavable kind).
22. Instant potato flakes.
23. Packaged meals (macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, Ramen noodles, etc.).
24. Purified drinking water.
25. Fruit juices, teas, coffee, and drink mixes.