Because you’re reading this on a “survival info website” i’m going skip the whole “why you need emergency or survival food“, to people who understand why, it’s obvious. Instead of bore you with all that, let’s get into the more practical aspect of the what food is best to store in an emergency.
Get ready for the long term and the short term
There are basically two ways to look at food storage, short and long term. Short term is referring to the supplies that you need to comfortably survive about a week without having to go to the supermarket. Another way to think of this is like an extended off grid camping trip. These supplies might require rotation and can contain some foods that will pass their “use by” date.
Long term refers to an minimum of 1 month without access to supplies and requires more detailed thought. These are usually specially prepared foods, freeze dried and will require storage facilities.
Let’s have a look at the two types of food storage lists:
Short-Term Food Storage list
Short-term food storage is defined as those goods which need to be rotated out about every year or so. They are considered semi-perishable. Short term food can be easily rotated in with your normal grocery list to make this type of storage very cost effective. A good test of your short term food supply is to literally take it away camping and see how you go with it.
Foods in this list include: