beyond beans in the prepper's pantry

Prepper's Pantry
Beyond Rice and Beans

When it comes to prepping, planning for abundance in the
kitchen is up to you.
Prepper's Pantry: Beyond the beans. If
you're a prepper who has amassed enough rice and beans, then
you've come to the right place on the Internet. Learn how to
stock your prepper's pantry.

10 Key foods to store besides rice and
Peanut butter, rice and beans, these seam to be staples in the
prepper's pantry. Beyond the rice and beans, here are our
favorite "Be Prepared" foods for a long shelf life:

#1: Canned meat.
Any kind of canned meat is ideal for the prepper's pantry.
Virtually all your nutrition could come from
canned meats. Well,
at least 90% of your needs in a survival situation can be
accommodated with meat. Better to have some SPAM around
instead of having to resort to eating crickets, which incidentally
are a wonderful source of protein. Of course, but you already
knew to stock the tuna, didn't you? But do you have Yoder's
canned bacon in your preps?

While we're on the topic of canned meat, consider also beef
jerky! You'll get around 10-15 grams of fat per serving of beef
jerky. Essential for bug-out gear, only issue is jerky contains
salt, so if you pack jerky in your bug out bag, be sure to pack
extra water.
Beef jerky is a versatile food: try cooking with it!

#2: Honey.
Not only will honey last forever, but honey eases sore throats,
and you can use honey as a paste to put on wounds. Besides, it
sure will make all that oatmeal taste better. Honey, what are
you waiting for?

#3: Masa Harina.
What's Masa Harina? It's a traditional flour of Mexico and used
to make tortillas, tamales, and other Mexican dishes.
Mexican food storage depends on masa harina!

Mix this amazing cornmeal with hot water and you'll make dough
that you can roll into a ball and flatten it into yummy tortillas.

#4: Oatmeal.
A versatile food product, oatmeal is not just for breakfast
anymore. Add oatmeal to casseroles and vegetarian bean
patties. Oats are a wonderful food. Learn more
why preppers
store oats and grow them!

#5: Pasta.
What's not to love about pasta in the prepper's pantry? Not only
is pasta a comfortable food, but it stores well and is high in
carbohydrates, filling and cheap.

#6: Potatoes.
Many preppers have ample amounts of rice and beans in their
preps: they often overlook potatoes. There's mashed potatoes
in a box, but you can also purchase dehydrated potatoes that
are sliced, diced and shredded varieties.

A bucket of potatoes is relatively inexpensive. Use them to
make casseroles, soups and more. It's
all about potatoes.

#7: Powdered milk.
A gallon of powdered milk adds 2500 calories to your family's
diet, and is actually much cheaper when purchased in powdered
form than in buying the stuff by the half gallon. Add powdered
milk directly to your instant coffee for a creamy treat. Even if
you don't drink milk, you'll need powdered milk for your cereals,
baking needs, and for making mashed potatoes from potato
flakes, and gravies too.

#8: Raisins.
An ancient prepper food, raisins are an underrated shelf-stable
item for the prepper's pantry.

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! One small pack of
raisins provides 100 calories, which is more than an entire can
of green beans. Plus, raisins have an extremely long shelf life.
Add raisins to rice or oatmeal.

#9: Shredded Wheat.
Shredded wheat cereal provides "muscle-building material in the
whole wheat grain prepared in a digestible form, supplying all
the strength needed for work or play," according to the original
Boy Scout manual. Boy Scouts are the original Preppers, so you
should heed this powerful prepper's tip.  

If you want to stock your
Prepper's pantry filled with good foods
with a long shelf life, then you've come to the right place on the
Internet. See our
list of 37 food pantry items for survival (free
guide and not an eBook).

#10: Spices and condiments.
Variety is the spice of life. Whether you stock pinto bean
seasoning, pictured right,
boullion cubes, cayenne pepper or
Tabasco sauce, Ketchup or mustard, you'll need to stock spices
to flavor your food.

Happy endings...
Beyond beans, you can use your noodle! Variety is the spice of

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