The Best Foods To Stock Up On In Case Of Emergency

A stockpile of non-perishable foods can get you through an emergency — whether you're preparing for a hurricane or the zombie apocalypse. Here's a guide that outlines the best foods to stock up on for those "just in case" times of need.

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Real Simple says that you should include high-energy, high-protein foods in your emergency stockpile, since you might need to expend more energy during an emergency than you normally would. The items recommended on the food supply list have long expiration dates, such as peanut butter, and canned meats and vegetables (don't forget the can opener!). Interesting ideas for your stockpile include basic seasoning and sweeteners to make your food taste better, and multivitamins to help replace nutrients.

The article offers a bunch of helpful tips, such as choosing individually packaged cereals so they don't become stale after opening. Also remember to check expiration dates in your stockpile twice a year.

It never hurts to prepare for the worst, so in addition to your food rations don't forget your 72-hour emergency kit or long-term survival kit.

Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency [Real Simple]


    perfect timing, i will start stock piling the essentials for when the end of the world hits in december. wait.... will it matter if i have a food supply if the world ends?

      Sure, you'll be well prepared! If the Egyptians were right, you CAN take it with you. All you need to do is get buried with your food stash. As there'll be nobody left to bury you after the end of the world (and they'd probably just nick your food if they were) then find someone trustworthy to bury you and your food stash now.

      On second thoughts, the Egyptians didn't *bury* their dead, they stuck them in tombs in middle of pyramids. Have you got a shed with a sturdy lock on the door? That should do the job.

      It will matter during the economic collapse the world is heading into, unless you wanna be picking through bins like spanish pensioners are doing right now...

    No mention of honey?
    Honey is the only food that will never go bad, they have found honey in the tombs of pharaohs and it is still edible

    Here's a more serious article on emergency foods

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