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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Survival Food – 56 food supplies from the store

Picture of red kidney beansImage via Wikipedia
With the help of suggestions that have come in from our readers,  we have compiled a list of the top food items that you can buy at the grocery store. The list contains foods with long shelf life, items that have multiple uses, and items that can be bartered.
Survival Food that makes life easier: These four foods can be stored for over 10 years and can add some flavor to your cooking. If stored properly they can probably last indefinitely.
  1. Salt
  2. Sugar – Brown or White
  3. Honey
  4. Alcohol – Whiskey, Vodka, etc…
Hard Grains: Stored properly hard grains have a shelf life of around 10 – 12 years.
  1. Buckwheat
  2. Dry Corn
  3. Kamut
  4. Hard Red Wheat
  5. Soft White Wheat
  6. Millet
  7. Durum wheat
  8. Spelt
Soft grains: These soft grains will last around 8 years at 70 degrees sealed without oxygen.
  1. Barley,
  2. Oat Groats,
  3. Quinoa
  4. Rye
Beans: Sealed and kept away from oxygen the following beans can last for around 8 – 10 years.
  1. Pinto Beans
  2. Kidney Beans
  3. Lentils
  4. Lima Beans
  5. Adzuki Beans
  6. Garbanzo Beans
  7. Mung Beans
  8. Black Turtle Beans
  9. Blackeye Beans
Flours and Mixes and Pastas: 5 – 8 years

  1. All Purpose Flour
  2. White Flour
  3. Whole Wheat Flour
  4. Cornmeal
  5. Pasta
  6. White Rice ( up to 10 years)
Oils:
  1. Coconut oil – Coconut oil has one of the longest shelf lives of any kind of oil. It can last for over 2 years and is a great item to add to your survival food supplies list.
Other good survival foods: 2 – 5 years of shelf life
  1. Canned Tuna
  2. Canned Meats
  3. Canned Vegetables & Fruits
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Coffee
  6. Tea
  7. Ramen Noodles – not the greatest food in the world but they are very cheap so they made the survival food list.
  8. Hard Candy
  9. Powdered milk
  10. Dried herbs and spices
Items that can be used for more than cooking:
  1. Apple Cider Vinegar – Cleaning, cooking, and has antibiotic properties
  2. Baking Soda – Cleaning, cooking, etc…
  3. Honey – Mentioned again for it’s antibiotic properties and wound healing.
Non Food Items to stock up on at the grocery store:
  1. Bic Lighters
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Soaps
  4. Bottled Water
  5. Vitamins
  6. Medicines
  7. Bandages
  8. Peroxide
  9. Lighter fluid
  10. Canning Supplies
  11. Charcoal