Another reason why you should start thinking about storing more food is because of the world’s economy.
Food and water shortages could be big problems in the very near future, unless the economy can be stabilized. Dehydrated food and freeze dried food: These two survival foods are some of the best foods for emergency food storage because of their long shelf life. Canned food: The most popular cans for storing food are tin-coated steel or aluminum can because they are cheaper to make. Food bars: These specially formulated nutrition bars are non-thirst provoking and are usually high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Canned processed fruit or vegetable: They are not the healthiest fruit and vegetable but will do the trick to keep you alive. Before microwaving or heating dried food, sprinkle some water on top of it to bring back some of its natural textures.
If you live in the colder region of the planet, you may want to store more foods that are high in calories, proteins and healthy fats (unprocessed fats that are free of synthetic chemicals and non-GMO). Keep in mind that having clean water to drink is more important than food because you can live longer without food.


To be sure that your rations are fresh, it is recommended to rotate out emergency food and water every six months (the daylight savings clock switch is often suggested) by putting the rations on your kitchen shelves and replacing them with fresh items.
Because it is possible that water, electricity and gas lines will also be compromised, you should chose the kinds of foods that don't need rehydration or refrigeration, can be eaten up in a single meal and can potentially be eaten cold. Dehydrated food contains very little moisture because during production about 95 percent of its moisture is removed. Both of the cans do a good job keeping the food fresh but overtime the cans are vulnerable to corrosion. Canned fruits and vegetables have a longer shelf-life than regular fruits and vegetables but still do not compare to dehydrated food. I do not recommend going this route because most junk food has little nutrients, full of chemical preservatives and is not good for your health. Milk, cheese, beef, poultry, fish, bread, fruits, vegetables and eggs are some examples of perishable food.
I highly recommend purchasing the Berkey water filtration system, because it is portable which makes it great for emergency situations.
I’m a big foodie and I still learned a lot about food storage, as well as the other needs for survival in an emergency that should be addressed.


Once the dehydration process is done, the food is put into airtight packages or containers to protect its quality and keep it from spoiling. If the food smells funny or is discolored, it is best to throw it away to avoid food poisoning.
Below is a list of some of the best foods for catastrophic and emergency events because of their long shelf life.
Dehydrated food is lighter and usually takes up less space and last longer than non-dehydrated food. Because of the increase in natural disasters, it would be wise to stock up on a few months’ supply of food.
Depending on the types of food and packages, dehydrated food can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years.
MREs usually contain many different food, such as spaghetti, corn, rice, beef stew, cookies, candy, shakes, tea, etc.



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