Why should you keep these foods in your house at all times? Well, it is always better to be prepared than not. You never know when the next hurricane, tornado or even winter storm will hit your area. Trust me you do not want to be one of those people, rushing to the grocery store to stock up in the final hours. Only to find that most of the stuff your family needs for survival, is no longer available. Be the smart one, have your stockpile ready and waiting for any disaster or emergency situation.
Read on to find out the 16 most important survival foods you should always keep on hand!
Survival Food 1: Water
This is the most important ‘food’ on your list. Make sure that everyone in your home has at least 1 gallon per day available. It is also recommended that you keep a 72 hours supply for each family member.
Survival Food 2: Canned Soups Or Chili
These can provide a full meal in a can, and all you need is an opener to serve them. Check the labels and select those cans with low sodium, they are a healthier option.
Survival Food 3: Canned Fish Or Meat
Your body needs protein, and this is where you will get it from. When stored correctly, you can stockpile these cans for up to 24 months at a time.
Survival Food 4: Whole Grain Cereal
If you were wondering where your carbs and fiber will come from, here is your answer. Instead of buying the family packs, the smaller individual/kids packs are a better choice.
Survival Food 5: Crackers
Not only do crackers make a great snack, they can be used instead of bread to make sandwiches using the canned fish or meat. The best type of crackers to buy are the whole grain or whole wheat, they provide more fiber. If you have a vacuum sealer, use that to pack your crackers and you can extend their shelf life.
Survival Food 6: Canned Fruits And Vegetables
With our protein, carbs and fiber need already covered these will provide your family with the nutrients that they would normally get from their fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables.