Foods to stock in a Prepper's kitchen
What's in your kitchen? Planning for abundance is up to you. 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. Get tips of canned foods, grains, preserving, food foraging,
home farming, and other skills for living off the grid in style. You will surely thrive, while
the unfortunate others try only to survive.
Wondering how to cook Prepper style? Your diet will definitely change (maybe even for
the better if you can grow your own foods). Get ready... get Prep... Go!
Cook "Prepper Style":
Fill your pantry with abundance! Read "The Prepper's Pantry: Building and
Thriving with Food Storage" by Anne Lang, top. You'll go wild excitement when
you see recipes for:
- Shepherd's pie
- Mexican casserole
- Chili and fry bread
- Easy cheeseburger pie
- Tuna a la king
The recipes are all made with shelf stable ingredients, and will get you thinking
about how to cook Prepper style.
- Canned foods (commercial): Butter in can? Bacon in a can? Yes, these amazing
canned foods are available! Here's how to survive with canned foods. Plus, get
tips for stocking your Preppers kitchen in style! And be sure to check out our
canned meats page, so you know where to get that bacon!
- Canning (home): 10+ Methods of Preserving Food.
- Considering long term storage of grains: Beans and grains combined form a
perfect protein. Learn about long term grain storage of grains and seeds.
Discover why it's important to stock up on grains preserved in #10 can, and so
much more. Give us this day our daily bread, pasta, muffins, cereal and more!
- Food foraging for the fun of it: Mother nature can provide you with a
supplement to your freeze dried pantry canned food storage, and homegrown
vegetation. Supplementing any Prepper's Pantry by foraging for foods in the wild.
- Hoarding comfort foods: Did someone say chocolate? Stocking the Prepper's
pantry with comfort foods not only boosts morale, it can benefit your health, and
provide valuable bartering opportunities. Bacon comes in can!
- Storing foods for years: Discover how Happy Preppers handle long term needs
for food storage.
10 Key foods to store besides rice, beans and pasta and peanut butter. Here are our
favorite "Be Prepared" foods for a long shelf life:
- Shredded Wheat. Shredded wheat cereal provides "muscle-building material in
the whole wheat grain prepared in a digestable 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 think of them.
- 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.
- Potatoes. Many preppers have ample amounts of rice and beans in their preps:
they often overlook potatoes. Sure you have your mashed potatoes, but what
about sliced, diced and shredded varieties? It's all about potatoes.
- 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!
- Masa Harina. 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.
- 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? Learn more about the
prepper benefits of honey.
- Raisins. 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 them to rice or oatmeal.
- Canned beets. Not your typcial pepper food; however, beets are packed with
iron. Beets are a high fiber food. Women will appreciate the folic acid and calcium,
as well as naisin, Vitamins A and C. They are filling, but they don't have much in
the way of calories, they are high in carboydrates, so do pack loads of "body
- 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!
- Any kind of canned meat. 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?
What's in your Prepper's pantry? What cool tools are in your Prepper's kitchen? How do you
plan to cook off the grid? We're happy to hear your prepping ideas and survival food
suggestions. Please drop us a note on Twitter or Facebook at HappyPreppers.
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