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Here is a list of long shelf life foods to store during hard times.
Before you do your shopping, you should have a good understanding of important elements to consider when planning your prepper food list. Here are the general criteria to follow.
Dried foods should make up the bulk of your food prepper pantry. Lightweight, long-life, and nutritionally dense, dry foods are versatile and store well.
For best results, keep dry goods stored in food-grade containers purged of oxygen with oxygen absorbers and Mylar liners. Keep in mind, some dry goods do require processing, so make sure you have the necessary equipment on hand to do the work.
Canned foods are quick, convenient, and easy to prepare pantry staples. You can find almost anything in a can, but be careful of expiry dates, as the shelf life for canned goods is typically 2-3 years. Here is a list of commonly stored survival food pantry canned items
Fats and oils are essential for a healthy diet. Oils and fats are a nutritional powerhouse that satisfies hunger and keeps you going. Be aware though, most fats and oils have a shelf life of 1-3 years.
Water of course is your most important “food” to have on hand, but other beverages are lightweight, long-life, and add much-needed flavor to boost morale and enjoyment.
Spices & herbs not only make your food taste better, but some of them can last forever if properly stored. Ground spices may lose potency over the years, but remain edible for many years.
Pro Tip – Buy whole spices and grind them yourself for longer-lasting spices!
Dehydrated and freeze-dried meals have sprung into the mainstream in recent years and include a huge range of delicious, nutritious options.
Freeze-dried and dehydrated full meals are a survival food prepper’s dream offering up lightweight, calorie-dense, ready to go meals all in one package. They can be costly compared to buying bulk & dried goods, but their ease, convenience, and long shelf-life make them a great addition to your prepper pantry.
Some of our recommended dehydrated food kits include:
If you are looking for the best quality freeze dryer, we suggest Harvest Right.
If you’re looking at decent storage and long shelf life there are a few normal staples you might instinctively reach to put in your survival food kit but should be avoided.
You can customize your survival food prepper list to suit your exact needs, preferences, and dietary requirements. This list is by no means a complete rundown of items you must have. As long as you remember to have nutrition, shelf-life, storage, cooking methods, and dietary needs in mind, your survival food storage kit can be extremely versatile and satisfying.
At Wild Oak Trail, we are here to help and happy to answer any questions you have. Give us a call at 1-844-945-3625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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