Non-Perishable Foods You Should Stock Up On

In the event of a power outage, heath pandemic or natural disaster, emergency preparedness is key. While some say to always have a 3-day supply of non-perishable food and water on hand, it’s ultimately up to you how large your stockpile is.

We’re going to provide you with a list of common non-perishable foods you should stock up and some ideas for items you may not have thought of.
  • Nut butters or sunflower seed butter
  • Jars of jellies & jams
  • Nuts & trail mixes
  • Crackers
  • Pickles – the juice can be a natural remedy for cramps and stomach pain.
  • Cereal & Oats
  • Granola Bars, Power Bars
  • Canned meat & fish – tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey
  • Canned soups & chili
  • Dried fruits
  • Beans & Lentils
  • Canned vegetables & fruits
  • Electrolyte & carbohydrate high drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Seasonings & sweeteners
  • Multivitamins
  • Grains such as pasta & rice
  • Jars of pasta sauce
  • Sweets such as hard candy and cookies – great for stress relief!
  • Canned juices
  • Food for infants
  • Beef jerky
  • Protein powder – These can be mixed with water and shelf stable milks for a protein filled drink.
  • Freeze dried meals – They may not be the tastiest, but they’ll work in a pinch.
  • Vegetable & Olive Oils
  • Pancake Mixes
  • Maple Syrup
  • Honey
  • Coffee & tea
  • Alcohol – another stress buster!
Make sure you buy food you and your family will actually eat. Don’t forget to pack a can opener and eating utensils too!

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