If you ask 100 different people which food items you should store for an emergency, you’ll get 100 different answers. There is no one official list – although you will find many of the same items on just about everyone’s list – because it depends at least partly on the types of food you and your family enjoy.
But if you wanted to compile a basic list that just about anyone would benefit from storing, I think you’d find most of the following items on that list. These are some ideas from SurvivalLife.com:
- Dried beans
- Canned vegetables (corn, peas, green beans, etc.)
- Canned fruit (peaches, pears, pineapples, etc.)
- Canned meat (chicken, tuna, shrimp, etc.)
- Peanut butter
- Powdered drinks
- Powdered milk
- Pancake mix
- Honey and jam
- Spaghetti sauce
- Soup or broth
- Spices and condiments
- Coffee and tea
I know people who have heard how important it is to store food and water for an emergency hundreds of times and yet have never done it. They know it’s the right thing to do, but they just never get around to it. Now is the time to do it.