Recommended Foods For an Emergency Food Stash
So, you know you want to put together an emergency food stash, just in case of a disaster event, but you have no idea what to actually stash?
This is a very common occurrence, and a problem which many preppers come across at the start of their thought process.
Look at it this way – packing for a holiday is bad enough, how do you know what you’re going to need for two weeks? But packing for a disaster? Very difficult indeed!
Thankfully there are many experienced preppers out there who are happy to lend a helping hand with suggestions, so if you’re stuck for what to start stashing, check out these
suggestions to get you started.
Pasta – Most dishes these days have this staple included, and the great news is that pasta stores very well indeed for a long period of time. On top of this, pasta is a good
source of carbohydrate, is delicious, and very versatile.
Whole Grains – Not only are whole grains better for you, but they last for much longer in terms of storage too. Again, this is a versatile ingredient to have in your stash.
Rice – Staple food are certainly the way to go, and rice is another source of carbohydrate which stores for a long period of time, especially if you go for the
whole grain variety.
Dried Beans – Easy to cook, a fantastic source of protein, and again, they last a long
Tinned Meats – You can find many different types of meat in a can, such as tuna, chicken, beef, or salmon, and these are vital to have in your stockpile. During a
disaster you’re likely to find meat at a premium, so having tins of meat will mean that a) you’re covered for your needs, and b) they will last a long time.
Cheese – General cheese won’t last, but if you can find a variety which is waxed on the outside and stored properly, it will last for much longer. If you find mould
growing on your cheese, it is perfectly safe to simply cut if off.
Tinned fruits and vegetables – Fresh fruit and vegetables are out of the question during a disaster situation, so tinned versions are the way to go in order to get your
important vitamins and minerals.
Powdered Milk – Again, fresh milk isn’t going to be around, so the powdered version is the next best thing. Fantastic for calcium needs, and again, it lasts for a long period
Tinned Soup – There is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of warm soup, and the tinned variety is going to have a rather long shelf life on it, making it an ideal addition
to your stockpile shopping list.
Sugar – We all need a little bit of sugar in our diet from time to time, and the great news is that a bag of sugar is going to last you for a long time.
Salt – Again, salt is required in our diet and isn’t going to have a short shelf life.
Spices – There could be an argument to state that stockpiled food could on occasion become bland, however if you have spices in your stash, you can make things taste
spicier and different.
Nuts – You might not know but nuts have a fantastic shelf life, whilst also being a fantastic source of protein and healthy fat. Cooking oil – You are of course going to need something to cook with!
Dried Fruit – We have mentioned canned fruits in order to get your vitamins and minerals, but dried fruits are equally as healthy, when they are stored correctly.
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