Whether you’re a doomsday prepper, believe in some form of an apocalypse or simply like to be prepared, emergency foods should be kept on hand and easy to prepare and store. There are many great foods to stockpile for an emergency but each family will have their own variation of what is a must in a stockpile for an emergency. It’s important to have a balanced diet especially during an emergency when one’s energies and strength can easily be depleted.
Beans are a great source of protein and fiber in a healthy diet. A lot of vegans and vegetarians rely on beans as a main source for these important nutrients in their diets. Whether it be red beans, black beans, kidney beans, split peas, white beans or another type of beans, beans are a main staple for many to have on hand during an emergency.
Rice is a great resource and easy to store for an emergency. Many stockpile rice on a regular basis. It’s easy to prepare with some water and heat and goes well with beans as mentioned above. If one had to rely on simply beans and rice one could survive for a while without undue harm to one’s health. Although brown rice is considered more nutritious, many store plain white rice as a stockpile for an emergency.
Flour or Wheat
Wheat can easily be ground into flour if one has the proper equipment. Many prefer to simply stockpile flour while others stockpile wheat knowing that it can be cooked up into a cereal as well. Either way they are both very versatile for stockpiling in an emergency. Baked into a bread, used to thicken a gravy, added in to eggs and some dried milk one can even make some pancakes with them. Versatile and healthy stockpiling wheat or flour is a great resource for the doomsday prepper or anyone who simply wants to be prepared for an unexpected emergency.
If one has a garden, one can easily stockpile foods for an emergency. Carrots, potatoes, broccoli, squash, berries and more can all be dehydrated and stored away to stockpile for an emergency. These are easily portable and easy to rehydrate for eating.
Foods can also be canned and stored on shelves as long as they’re dated and labeled properly. Every family is going to have different needs. Some might need to think of a medically needy person and have a special diet or medication available.
There are many great websites full of great and valuable information for stockpiling foods for emergency use. From Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) to dehydrated foods these sites are a valuable resource for those just starting to stockpile foods for themselves or a family during an unexpected emergency.