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Do You Have Enough Long-Term & Short-Term Emergency Food Supplies? Our Recommendations...

20 May, 2022

Are you prepared to face an emergency situation? What if food supplies are limited or blocked and supply chains fail? Have you considered investing in long-term food supplies? Experts recommend storing at least six months’ worth of emergency food that has a long shelf-life and is something you know you and your family will eat, supplemented with canned goods and other staples.

We recommend supplementing your emergency meals with an adequate supply of fruits, vegetables, and proteins to ensure your food intake will meet your daily needs for your nutritional and caloric intake to maintain a healthy body (especially during stressful situations).

Recommended Long-Term Foods

Recommended Short-Term Foods & Supplies

There are also short-term foods you can store that require very little cooking or eaten with little or no preparation required. We recommend picking up a few of these items each time you grocery shop to add to your food storage supplies (use/rotate when needed):

  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon, Spam, etc.)
  • Powdered Milk/Milk Alternative
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Powdered Drink Mixes
  • Rice (white rice stores longer, but brown rice is more nutritious)
  • Pinto Beans
  • Mixed Beans
  • Cane Sugar
  • Iodized Salt
  • Assorted Spices (Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Marjoram, Chili Powder, Cinnamon, Garlic)
  • Cooking Oil (olive oil can be frozen to extend its shelf life)
  • Oats
  • Flour (white or wheat)
  • Multivitamin & mineral supplements

We recommend the following for additional food supplies (3-5 year shelf life):

Other highly recommended items include safe storage containers for your emergency water and food supplies:

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