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37 Foods to Hoard
Essential foods to stock in your Prepper's pantry

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  1. Distilled water and seltzer water: Water isn't a food to hoard, but you certainly
    can't live without it, which is why water is #1 on the list. Distilled water is the
    most pure form of water. Get water now and make plans to get more water.
    Consider adding canned seltzer water to your pantry as well. Canned seltzer
    water lasts indefinitely, adds a fizzy pep to your water supply and even helps
    relieve constipation! Avoid seltzer if you have acid reflux.
  2. Canned liquids. It's important to stock up on canned foods with high liquid
    content. Two excellent examples are canned pineapple juice and vegetable juice
    available on the bottom shelves of your grocery store. These foods will provide
    nutrition and hydration simultaneously. Look also for evaporated milk,
    condensed milk, and canned coconut milk. Coconut milk will help you cook rice
    faster! Stewed tomatoes, and vegetable, beef or chicken stock can also help you
    cook rice without depleting your drinking water. It's also a great excuse to stock
    up on canned beer, which you can use to cook!
  3. Dehydrated (powdered) milk. Bob's Red Mill dehydrated milk lasts up to two
    years, and is an excellent natural creamer for coffee. Skip the non-dairy
    creamers made of hydrogenated oils and use powdered milk instead. Goats milk
    comes in powdered form as well. Buy dehydrated powdered milk by the bucket.
  4. Hard cheeses encased in wax. Waxed hard cheeses are not so easy to find,
    but they are available. Parmesan, swiss, sharp cheddar or Gouda encased in
    wax is a very "Gouda" thing to find! Wax prevents cheese from growing mold
    and bacteria, and it also keeps moisture in your cheese, so it can store for a
    very long time without refrigeration. Parmesan is a hard cheese, and in the
    powder form has a four month expiration date, but encased in wax it can last up
    to 25 years! Consider buying cheese wax and even a basic hard cheese kit to
    make your own delicious cheeses. Wax will keep hard cheeses moist during the
    aging process, and also prevent unwanted mold growth on your aging cheeses.
    Here's more about prepper cheese.
  5. Protein bars and protein drinks (Whey Powder or protein concentrate). You
    know that Little Miss Muffet ate her curds and whey, and so should you. In
    cheese making, curds are the thick part of the milk that's separated from the
    liquid when the milk turns sour. Whey is the watery part that's cloudy and
    yellowish. Whey is highly nutritious! Bob's Red Mill offers an all natural whey
    protein concentrate. Whey contains a high quality complete protein containing all
    of the essential amino acids required by the body for strength and muscle
    development. It is a great way of increasing protein intake without adding
    excessive carbohydrates and fat. It dissolves instantly so it 's great for making
    high protein shakes and smoothies. In survival times, mix it with dehydrated milk
    for an extra frothy and satisfying nutrient! So while this isn't the first thing that
    will fly off the shelves in the event of a crisis, it's one Happy Preppers should
    have on their list.
  6. Canned & dehydrated meats. The best prepper protein source is meat. Go for
    the jerky! Tune-in to the tuna. Stack up on the Dak! Meats provide humans with
    around 90% of sustenance needed to survive. In fact, 90% of plants are deadly
    to humans. Man must eat meat! When possible, look for grass-fed meats, like
    Yoder's brand. Canned salmon, canned sardines, canned mackeral and canned
    tuna are rich in necessary Omega 3 oils. Stock your refrigerator with meats too.
    Smoked salmon, sausages and hot dogs can last a long time in your refrigerator.
    Store organic hot dogs and sausages, such as Applegate Farms Uncured Beef
    Hot Dogs, which are made from organic, grass-fed beef. Consume them first in a
    power failure.
  7. Coffee, tea, Tang and bouillon (meat stock cubes). Coffee for survival
    purposes provides the primary benefit of increased mental alertness, but as a
    morale boost it's good too. Tea for survival is important too, and has been
    around for 5,000+ years for a reason! Water quality of our ancestors wasn't
    very good, so tea helped it taste better and boiling water killed bacteria. In an
    emergency situation, tea can help you hydrate quickly when you can't wait for
    the boiled water to cool. Caffeinated teas provide a burst of additional energy;
    while other teas can provide a calming and soothing effect, which you may need.
    Additionally, many kinds of tea have anti-cancer properties (polyphenols), and
    reduce the risk of blood clotting and even lowers cholesterol levels. Consider
    adding echinacea, peppermint and chamomile teas to help combat the common
    cold, naturally, too!  Tang is a prepper classic to enhance the water supply.
    Bouillon cubes are compressed stock. This salty essential will help you flavor
    soups, rices, ramen style noodles and gravies. Even if you don't use coffee, tea
    or bouillon in your regular diet, consider securing them for your Prepper's pantry
    for bartering!
  8. Oils. You can't cook much without oil! Buy oil small containers and look for the
    word "virgin" which means that they are the first press and have the most
    nutritive value.  Olive oil is an ideal oil, but can quickly go rancid, thought it may
    have a shelf life up to two years. Shortening usually has trans fats, so consider
    coconut oil as cooking lard to replace Crisco or other vegetable shortening,
    which is made of dangerous trans fats. Coconut oil is very heat stable, and
    because it's low to oxidize, it means that it won't go rancid as quickly as other
    oils. It can last up to two years, and it provides fast energy. Read more about
    storing coconut in your preps! Ghee, here's something to consider: Ghee. Ghee
    is butter that's been melted and simmered down until all the water has
    evaporated and the milk solids have settled at the bottom. It has a long shelf
    life. Butter. Pure Creamery Butter, pictured right, comes in a can and lasts three
    years. Organic shortening is a good alternative to hydrogenated Crisco. It lasts
    indefinitely. Lard. Surprisingly, new studies show lard is a healthful cooking fat!
    It's versatile too. Other oils. If possible, look for a NON-GMO corn oil, as 86% of
    corn has been genetically modified. Whatever oil you buy, be sure to buy them in
    small containers as the minute you open, they oxidate and begin deteriorating
    quickly. Avoid anything made with Soybean oil as 90% of soybean products are
    genetically modified or cross-contaminated. Here's how to make your own oils.
  9. Whole wheat flour. Wheat is a basic food product that's chock full of fiber,
    protein, vitamins and even minerals, like selenium.  If you stock white flour in
    your daily pantry, be sure to stock wheat flour in your Prepper's pantry because
    it has more nutritive value when it has the whole grain (bran, germ and
    endosperm). White flour has only the endosperm. Thankfully, "There is not
    currently, nor has there ever been, any genetically engineered wheat on the
    market," according to the Non-GMO project, so stock up! You may also need flour
    for thickening gravies, or coat and fry, such things as freshly caught fish. If you
    have whole wheat flour, you won't have to stock genetically modified corn
    starch, which is also used for thickening. Consider Bob's Red Mill Whole Wheat
    flour because it comes wrapped in plastic, rather than a paper bag which is more
    susceptible to pest invasions. Ultimately, you should store whole wheat flour in
    your every day pantry. Your long term pantry should include whole grain wheat
    and you should have a grain mill. Read more about grains.
  10. Cereals (Try wheat germ and Shredded Wheat). Wheat germ has high levels
    of fiber and vitamin E to boost your immune systems. Wheat germ is the center
    of the seed. Packed with protein and fiber, wheat germ also has folate,
    magnesium, zinc, manganese, selenium and vitamin E. It's considered "nutrition
    in a crunch." It's not really a meal, but one you can add to your hot cereal. The
    first edition of the Boy Scout Manual in 1911 highlights the best food for Boy
    Scouts is Shredded Wheat, "because it has all the muscle-building material in
    the whole wheat grain prepared in a digestible form, supplying all the strength
    needed for work or play."
  11. Potato flour. Consider adding potato flour to your Prepper's Pantry. Potato flour
    is wonderful, gluten-free addition to your Prepper's Pantry to make breads,
    pancakes and waffles, and potato soups. It's also wonderful as a thickening
    agent, so you can avoid GMO cornstarch. Don't confuse it with potato starch,
    because potato flour is the entire potato (skin and all) dehydrated.  
  12. Corn as a grain (dried). Corn as a grain is an essential prepper food and there
    are many kinds of dried corn. Popcorn is a grain that can be ground into flour!
    Spanish for "dough," masa is the flour of finely ground maize, hominy or corn.
    It's basically been dried, cooked, ground, soaked in lime and then dried again. It
    reconstitutes easily with warm water and salt to make corn tortillas. You can
    also use Masa harina to make the dough for empanadas, papusas and tamales.
    Look for organic brands, which will ensure you're not getting a dangerous
    genetically modified food products. While Masa Harina is a finely ground meal,
    corn grits is more versatile, hearty and nutritious basic food. Nothing satisfies
    like the savory experience of Bob's Red Mill gluten-free corn grits (also called
    polenta). For breakfast, you will love it with milk and honey. Grits left in a pot to
    cool become polenta. In this way, you can serve it for dinner with butter,
    cheese, marinara or gravy.  You can also purchase alkali-treated corn (actually
    dried maize kernels) known as hominy, which is largely popular in Southern and
    Mexican cuisine. Popular in the South, you can also find this product out West if
    you look for it in cans in the Mexican food isles. Hominy is high in calcium content.
  13. Corn as a vegetable. Corn as a vegetable is also an important pantry essential.
    (Corn is both a grain and a vegetable: the only difference is that as a grain it's
    dried before harvesting.) Buy organic corn in cans to help ensure it's not
    genetically modified as most corn is GMO. In stores, look for the "Non-GMO
    project verified" label to avoid buying genetically modified corn. Steer clear of
    GMO corn products by purchasing organic (shockingly, 86% of the world's corn is
  14. Oats and Oatmeal. A favorite of American pioneers, oatmeal is a food low in
    saturated fat, and it's also a good source of fiber, which is especially important
    during survival times. You'll need to store adequate water as making the
    porridge requires 4 cups of water for every one cup of oatmeal. A tip for
    preparing is to soak the oatmeal over night, so that it takes just 9-12 minutes to
    boil (instead of a half an hour). Look for John McCann's steel cut oatmeal in a
    can, which are 100% whole grain and natural Irish oats. Stock up on emergency
    buckets of rolled oats and quick oats today, and learn more about why oats are
    an important part of your food storage.
  15. Bread crumbs and stuffings. Bread crumbs are a satisfying addition to
    casseroles, and can also help you make salmon and crab cakes with the cans in
    your Prepper's food storage. Unfortunately, it's difficult to find Bread crumbs
    sealed in plastic for freshness. Usually, they are boxed in waxed paper. Stuffing
    is a natural accompaniment to your mashed potatoes and will mix nicely with
    spices and dehydrated onions. Try also, bread in a can, and pumpernickel. Learn
    to like Pumpernickel and make it part of your everyday diet! This amazing whole
    grain rye bread (enjoyed by Germans and Scandinavians with cheeses, pates
    and meats), packs a mighty punch of fiber and has a three or four month shelf
    life! You can make a satisfying meal with even one slice of bread. In the
    beginning of a food crises situation, you will find yourself feeling full from this
    nutritious bread. So pack some pate and store Pumpernickel regularly. (You'll
    feel regular too.)
  16. Shelf stable, ready to eat meals. If you look around the grocery stores, you'll
    find plenty of shelf stable, ready to eat meals. GoPicnic is just one of them.
    Another good find is Tuna Salad kits with crackers, like the one pictured right,
    from BumbleBee. Try also French Bistro.
  17. Crackers. While crackers have little nutritive value, they do provide a sense of
    normalcy to a survival situation and will be a worthy an satisfying
    accompaniment to soups and tuna salad, and peanut butter stashes in the
    Prepper's Pantry. You may find some surprising nutritive benefits such as niacin
    and iron in flaky flavorful crackers. In your long term food storage you'll need to
    buy some pilot crackers in a #10 can.
  18. Potato Flakes and au gratin potatoes.  If you can find a shelf-stable variety of
    au gratin or scalloped potatoes that don't have hydrogenated oils, then go for
    it.  Left is Edward and Sons. Unfortunately, most au gratin potatoes have them
    (so skip Wegmann's, Betty Crocker and Idahoan until they stop including
    hydrogenated oils in their manufacture). Look for au gratin potatoes at organic
    based food market, like Whole Foods. There are plenty of more reasons why you
    should make potatoes part of your long-term food storage plan.
  19. Rice. Sure jasmine rice is cheap food, and worth storing but you can also store a
    variety of rice to keep your family interested. Try basmati rice, Italian arborio
    rice, short grain Asian rice, wild rice, and brown rice too! Brown rice is a healthy
    option, but requires more cooking time, which could deplete your cooking
    resources. Consider instant rice for this reason alone, though it's not as healthy
    as other rice options.
  20. Pastas. Dried pasta has little to no fat or moisture content, so it resists spoilage.
    Among the most filling and inexpensive foods, store a variety of pastas in
    addition to your spaghetti and macaroni noodles including: egg noodles, gnocchi
    (made with potatoes), dried tortellini (filled with hard cheese), orzo (rice shaped
    pasta), couscous (wheat-based pasta) and the other variety of shaped Italian
    pasta such as lasagna, linguine, rotelle, rotini, rigatoni, orecchiette, penne,
    mastoccilli etc. Remember Asian pastas too! There are healthier options to the
    inexpensive ramen style noodles. Try soba (made from buckwheat), rice noodles,
    udon (wheat flour), bean curd noodles, and chow main noodles (fried noodles
    made of egg and wheat). Right, you can make a meal of Annie's cheeseburger
    macaroni meal starter and Keystone Ground beef.
  21. Raisins, dried fruits and fruit strips. Just a handful of raisins will provide a full
    serving of fruit. Raisins have protein, fiber, iron, and Vitamin C. Raisins are
    loaded with antioxidants and potassium, too. Use them in your Prepper's pantry
    to enhance the flavor of rice for dinner and cereals for breakfasts. Remember,
    raisins are a dried fruit and not a dehydrated food. There is a difference in how
    you store each.  Organic raisins are the best choice so you can avoid toxic  
    pesticides of commercial farming. Newmans Own is an excellent choice. These
    raisins are packed with juicy flavor and a pleasing texture, and are available by
    the six pack in 15-oz cans for your prepper's pantry and delivered to your door.
    Enhance your supply with dried apricots, dates, cranberries, mangos and
    whatever your family enjoys. Skip the fruit rollups, which are ladened with
    unwanted high-fructose corn syrups. Instead, look for Simply Fruit twists and
    high fiber dried fruit strips available in a variety of flavors, such as cherry, grape,
    and apricot. The more variety, the better for your family to fight boredom in diet
    and to get the essential nutrients they each provide
  22. Jams and jellies. Jams and jellies are a canning favorite from blackberry jams,
    strawberry jams, raspberry jams, grape jellies and also apple butters, your
    pantry can easily have a variety of fruit spreads to sweeten life.
  23. Canned fruits. Most people stock up on canned veggies, but really it's the fruit
    they should concentrate on because fruits contain twice as much calories per
    pound as veggies. A fruit cocktail will give you about 300-400 calories per pound.
    Peaches, packed in light syrup offer a tremendous calorie boost to the survival
    diet. The liquids also provide a valuable source of hydration, so don't can the
    juice in the cans! Look for citrus varieties, such as pineapple and mandarin
    oranges, to give the essential vitamin C. Applesauce too can be a wonderful
    accompaniment to cereals, and can also serve as a dessert. Canned pumpkin
    puree will also provide a heavy dose of Vitamin A and you can make a simple
    soup by adding bouillon and spices, such as garlic.
  24. Canned veggies. Think beyond green beans! Unfortunately, green beans do not
    pack many calories. If you're looking for the ideal veggies to stash, then think
    about canned root vegetables, like sweet potatoes and yams. Sweet potatoes
    are high in Vitamin A, plus they're filling. Add a variety with canned sauerkraut,
    cabbage and beets, too. If you eat them, carrots, peas and potatoes provide
    the fixing for a nice stew. Canned olives, asparagus and artichoke hearts will
    help you make easy pasta dishes. Dried veggies, right are available online. Skip
    the canned corn (it's likely GMO).
  25. Beans and legumes. Stock up on beans -- all kinds of dried beans and canned
    beans, (including refried beans). The more variety of beans you store, the better
    as it provides energy and fiber. Beans pack around 1250 calories per pound.
    Best of all, you can sprout beans -- it as little as five days you can sprout
    crunchy, fresh phytonutrients for your family from dried beans, peas, and lentils.
    (See the sprouter, immediate right.) Peanuts aren't really nuts (they're beans,
    but stock up on those too because they add protein).
  26. Nuts, seeds and nut-butters. While it's true that nuts can go rancid quickly, nuts
    are an excellent source of energy, so stock up on them in your Prepper's pantry
    (provided there are no allergies in your family)! Raw almonds, walnuts and
    cashews are excellent choices, pistachio's too. Mixed roasted nuts will also
    provide varieties, such as hazelnuts, pecans and Brazil nuts. Nuts are obviously
    allergens, so avoid giving them to children under 5. Think also canned chestnuts,
    which are a great source of fiber and found in the Asian section of your
    supermarket. (They're also an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, iron
    and vitamin C.) The healthiest nuts and seeds are in bags, rather than oil filled
    cans and jars. Think sunflower seeds and alfalfa seeds too! Yes, you already
    knew to stock peanut butter, but did you know that peanut butter is really a
    bean butter? Look for peanut butters that are simply peanuts, oil and salt (yes,
    the kind with oils at the top, which are the natural peanut butters). Skip the
    peanut butters that have sugars in them or worse yet, those with hydrogenated
    oils in them. Know that "trans fat free" doesn't mean that they are free from
    trans fats, it could mean that there is less than .05 grams of trans fat per
  27. Honey. Even if you don't use honey, buy some honey, honey! Not only will
    honey last forever, but you'll use honey in survival times to flavor boring
    oatmeals and other breakfast grains, as well as teas. Honey eases sore throats,
    and more importantly, if you don't have any topical antibiotics, you can use
    honey as a paste to put on wounds. There are medicinal and other reasons to
    stock honey in your preps: here are nine reasons to stock honey, honey! When
    you learn how to bake breads, you'll realize that many recipes call for honey. So,
    honey, what are you waiting for?
  28. Iodized salt. Look to history and you'll find salt was an important commodity.
    Salt can kill bacteria! Salt contains chloride and sodium ions, and all living things
    need these components in small quantities. Not all salt is the same! Humans
    need iodized salt to avoid thyroid gland problems and goiter and to help
    regulate fluid balance in the body, but more importantly we need salt to
    preserve food. How does salt help preserve food? Salt inhibits growth of germs
    in a process of osmosis where the salt pushes water out of the microbial cells.
    Best of all, salt lasts for ever. You can salt everything from salad greens the way
    the Roman's did to curing meats and preserving other kinds food. Indeed, salt is
    very useful to Preppers.
  29. Sugars and Molasses. You'll need granulated sugar, brown sugar and powdered
    sugar. We also suggest buying sugar in the raw. Skip the beet and go for the
    cane, baby! Skip also the sugars that you can buy in boxes and paper bags. Buy
    your sugars wrapped in plastic, because this helps protect  it from insects. As a
    second step you can buy sugars in cans or place your own sugar purchase into
    mylar bags and sealed food-grade plastic buckets sealed with a gamma lid. Look
    also for sugar in the raw packets. One final note of caution with spices: if you
    regularly eat curry or other spicy foods then it's fine to include them in your
    Prepper's diet; however, you may well find yourself with a "ring of fire"
    otherwise. We therefore suggest you cautiously pack
  30. Spices and herbs. Survival spices to consider might include saffron will sure
    make that boring old rice more tasty, and chili to add flavor to all those beans
    you're storing. Buy more of the spices already in your cupboard. Some good
    basics include dill, red pepper, cumin, rosemary, oregano, dried mustard, and
    ginger in addition to the saffron and chili. Skip the strong spices curry! While it
    tastes wonderful, they may also attract human predators. If you're stocking
    beans make sure to get pinto bean seasoning, right, to enhance the flavor of
    your preps.
  31. Condiments. Buy pickle relish and small cans of mayonnaise for your tuna salad
    on crackers (because once you open the mayo, it will quickly go bad). If possible
    look for a mayo that's not made with from deadly soybeans (90% of which are
    GMO). A variety of mustards can also help spice up your foods. Buy ketchup
    without deadly high-fructose corn syrup, and keep it in a brown paper bag and
    store in a dark place so that it will preserve as long as possible. Tabasco sauce,
    too can help add flavor to otherwise bland foods. Think also of canned gravy as
    a condiment! Gravies will surely add some flavoring to your potatoes and
    stuffing. Look for NON-GMO soy sauce for all that rice. Stock vinegars (balsamic,
    cider and rice whine). Think also in terms of Worcestershire sauce, barbecue
    sauce and to enhance your stews and soups and to help you make gravies. And
    on the sweet side, consider stocking maple syrup, vanilla and almond extracts,
    plus cocoa powder and chocolate syrups.
  32. Chocolates. Not only does chocolate pack loads of antioxidants, but it's a morale
    booster that could prove essential. What's more the fiber will fill you up. Pack
    high quality dark chocolate, like Dove bars, in your Prepper's Pantry. If you look
    closely at the ingredients, of other chocolates, like Hershey's Kisses, you'll find
    an unwanted ingredient: hydrogenated oils. Those do not belong in your
    chocolate, even during survival times! Besides, chocolate has been known to
    boost heart health. Chocolate may help fight urinary tract infections. So be sure
    to keep chocolate chips to your food storage! Add chocolate chips to pancakes,
    muffins, breads, and more to delight kids and help keep the normalcy as best
    you can in a disaster situation. Read about morale boosting foods.
  33. Vitamins. Keeping at peek vitality is crucial during episodes of stress. While
    multi-vitamins are a great idea, be sure to pack a Calcium with Vitamin D fortified
    vitamin, as this combination may help your body fight infections. Also, look for
    magnesium; As an essential stress supplement, magnesium prevents the
    damage caused by excess adrenaline. Vitamins and pills do not help a prepper
    pull weight, but vitamins do help the body use food. Only after eating actual
    food can a prepper pull more weight or work harder. So in short, the answer is
    not pills, but good food in plenty of variety is the key! The best option is to have
    the vitamins in the food. For kids, stock Calcium gummy Bears, right, to help fight
    infections and stay healthy.
  34. Food bars. We already mentioned protein bars, but there are other kinds of
    food bars, including nut bars, pictured left and pemmican bars, pictured right.
    Ideal for a bug out bag, food bars are compact nutrition and should be part of
    your everyday food storage. Sure, some food bars are a sort of cross between
    chocolate candy bars and vitamins, others more of a granola, but they are often
    high in protein. Food bars can provide a satisfaction for a morning meal or an
    addition to your other rations. Look for coconut bars too! Another food bar that
    often goes under the radar with Prepper's (but shouldn't) is Pemmican, pictured
    right, which contains complete protein and gives energy. Free of isolates,
    fructose, sugar and cholesterol, Pemmican is a concentrated food bar that offers
    quick energy. Another good choice of food bars is Oskri brand coconut bars.
  35. Vodka. You can cook with vodka, drink it or barter it. What's more, vodka has a
    some medicinal value. Use vodka as a mouthwash or help numb the pain of a
    tooth ache. Apply vodka dabs to cold sores to dry them out, as an anesthetic for
    blisters, or to ease poison ivy and as a skin repellent to shoo flies and
    mosquitoes. Have stinky feet? Wipe the smell clean with vodka. Try vodka too
    for cleaning the lenses of eyeglasses. Who knew vodka would be such a
    versatile pantry item? It's also on the prepper list of morale boosting foods.
  36. Dry yeast. Unfortunately, yeast has a very short shelf life. Dry yeast is an
    essential leavening agent in baking bread, and has a longer shelf life than
    compressed yeast, but still after several months it loses potency. It's purpose is
    to convert the ferment able sugars of dough into carbon dioxide and ethanol.
    Look for Fleishmann's Active Dry Yeast, which is the original active dry yeast,
    relatively stable and valued for its consistent performance since 1945. It's one of
    the most essential ingredients to use in your pantry immediately following a
    survival situation.
  37. Baking soda and baking powder. Both baking soda and baking powder are
    leavening agents, which means they produce carbon dioxide to help food rise.
  • Baking soda: Pure sodium bicarbonate, when you combine baking soda
    with honey or an acidic ingredient like buttermilk or yogurt, you'll get a
    chemical reaction of carbon dioxide bubbles. This causes baked goods to
    rise. Look for aluminum free baking soda (a good choice is Bob's Red Mill,
    which is extracted in an all natural process without chemicals. Baking soda
    can last two years. Learn why you should store baking soda in your preps.
  • Baking powder: Baking powder has sodium bicarbonate as an ingredient,
    along with an acidifying agent (cream of tartar for example) and drying
    agent (such as starch). Baking powder lasts around a year and half.

Other stuff...
Sure, we listed 37 essential food items for your Prepper's Pantry, but the list could
easily continue on non-food related essentials. For example, extra can openers,
firewood, charcoal, lighter fuel, candles, paper plates, plastic utensils and disposable
cups. Finally, remember the tampons! Any real survival man will tell you that a fluffed
up unused tampon is a good emergency tinder source to have around, so come on
baby, light my fire!

But while we're still on the topic of essential foods to stock, consider this.... If you're
lucky enough to have a root cellar, then you can stock fresh apples, potatoes, onions
and garlic to last you several months, but remember, never store them in plastic bags
or in the refrigerator. They must be stored in a cool dark, and well ventilated space,
and away from pests, which is not easy to do.

Finally, know that it's okay to stock up on junk food. Did you know that Cheetos and
Pringles can get a fire going?  The content of much of the processed foods you buy has
the perfect combination of air and fats to make fire. Who knew that your everyday food
storage of junk foods would come in so handy in a disaster?

So there you have it: the 37 essential food items to stock. Now you are that much
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Happy Preppers Index
Articles for Preppers:
7 Lessons on survival water
10 habits of effective preppers
100 things preppers can do
25 survival uses of dental floss
32 uses for a bandanna
37 non-food items to hoard
37 unusual items for preppers
Aluminum dangers
Aspirin uses for preppers
Bakery items for preppers
Baking soda for preppers
Beef Jerky (cooking with it)
Bees and beekeeping
Board games
Borax (prepper uses)
Books for preppers
Buckets of emergency food
Bugs: keep them out naturally
Bugout bags
Bugout bikes
Bugout clothes
Breakfast food storage
Cast Iron Cook stoves
Canning and preserving
Canned foods
Canned meats
Car essentials
Chewing Gum for preppers
Coffee off grid
Cooking methods
Corn, freeze dried emergency
Dollar Stores (what to buy)
Duct Tape Survival Uses
Epsom Salt
electromagnetic Pulse
Emergency meal challenge
Farming at home
Fluoride dangers
First aid supplies
Freeze dried foods
Freeze dried cans
Food foraging
Food in Preppers Pantry
Food insurance
Gas masks
GoPicnic shelf stable foods
Great Depression
Grow potatoes!
Grow mushrooms!
Home defense (prepper style)
Hydrogen Peroxide
Key ring survival tools
Kitchen tools
Kitchen ovens
Laundry off grid
Lodge cookware
Legacy Emergency Foods
Lemons for survival
Mexican food storage
Medicine Cabinet
Milk (powdered, freeze dried)
Mushrooms (grow your own)
Mountain House
Oats in your food storage
Oxygen absorbers
Off grid cooking methods
Pandemic preparedness
Pioneers (learning from them)
Prepper dictionary
Prepper novelties
Prepper TO DO list
Prepping for a puppy
Prepping on the cheap
Provident Pantry
Prepper's kitchen: tools
Prepper's kitchen: foods
Provident Pantry foods
Pool water storage
Potatoes (freeze dried)
Potatoes (grow your own)
Secret compartments
Self Defense for women
Shelf life of foods
Shelf stable gourmet foods
Shelter defense
Skills for preppers
Solar power
Spices in your food storage
Storing adequate salt
Stun guns
Survival desserts
Survival key chains
Survival seeds
Survival psychology
Tax refund (how to spend)
Ten #10 cans to own
Ten dollars (how to spend)
Ten habits of preppers
TO DO list for preppers
Toilet paper (history)
Weird survival tools
Weapons that are not weapons
Vertical gardening
Vinegar for survival
Yoders Meats
Thrive milk bucket
Domino sugar
Amazon Deals
50 Survival Items you forgot to buy
starbucks Survival Coffee
150 gummies
60 Gummies
Cheeseburger macaroni
Organic Mashed Potatoes
Keystone ground beef
Dry non-fat milk
Kraft Parmesan Cheese
Kraft macaroni Cheese
Pack of 10 Bumble Bee Tuna
SEARCH articles for preppers,
survivalists and homesteaders:
Got Milk in your Food Storage
Provident Pantry Milk
Prepper's food - pumpernickel
Volcano oven
Eight Off-Grid Cooking
Methods, including one
that burns three fuels!
10 things to know about bleach (before you get too much)
GI medic first aid kit
Lodge skillet for cornbread
Thieves oil: legend has it that it kept thieves free from disease during the Plague