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If you haven’t already stocked up on survival food, you should get started right away. There are plenty of nutritious, long-lasting foods that you can find in any grocery store. Keep in mind that during a disaster, your body will need more calories than usual due to all the stress and work involved, so focus on high-calorie foods so you can get the most bang for your buck.
In this article, Freedom Prepper lists 20 foods that every prepper should have in their pantry. If you’re already a prepper, how many of these foods do you have in your pantry? Even I don’t have them all, so pat yourself on the back if you’re 20 for 20.
Scott writes, “Regardless as to why you are prepping, food should be in your top 5 items to start with. Before making a list of food to stockpile, the first step is to figure out how many people you will be feeding in a survival situation. You will require more calories per day than you require in your day to day living in the ‘normal’ world.”
Update: Unfortunately, Freedom Prepper has deleted the page listing 20 long-lasting foods, so here is the list:
- Canned meat.
- Beans and canned goods.
- Canned soups.
- Dried fruit.
- Powdered milk.
- Peanut butter.
- Sea vegetables / powdered super greens.
- Pure vanilla extract.
- Coffee / instant coffee.
- Granola bars.
- Olive oil.