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.
Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency [Real Simple]