Foods that have a good shelf life and offer you the proper nutrients are the things you should store in your survival cache.
You should buy extra water every time you go to the grocery store. It won’t add much to your overall ticket and it’s critical for survival. The reason people don’t stock it is because of trying to figure out where to keep it. I have the answer for that. UNDER THE BED. If your house is like mine, there is nothing under the bed, so it won’t be taking away space you are using for something else and you don’t have to worry about it.
Get canned meats. And tuna is not the only survival food canned meat. There are many different kinds. From Spam to Vienna Sausages, you can get a variety of meats for your cache. You will need the protein and this is one of the quickest ways to get it.
This is so simple, it doesn’t even require much discussion. Just buy a few extra cans each time you go to grocery store. Soon, you will have a substantial cache of all kinds of veggies. Get the ones you eat now. It will be easier to eat the stock of food if it is comprised of foods you already enjoy.
Canned fruits are full of sugars that will give you a quick pick me up of energy if you need it. And even in survival mode, you will want something sweet every now and then…
Don’t neglect the fact that soup is a complete meal. Soups with meat will provide you with the protein and the vegetables you need for an all-around good meal. Although, watch out for the salt content in some of the canned soups. Buy only those that are not condensed, you don’t want to be using up your water to make a bowl of soup…
Powdered milk, tea bags, drink mixes – things that you can add to the water to give you a change of pace (and taste).
Protein bars are great to have on hand as well as some hard candies. These will help as an energy booster. Cereals are handy too, great for the kids for breakfast and nice for a crunchy snack.
Other things to consider:
Soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wipes, first aid items, flashlight, battery-operated radio, toilet paper, can opener… Just think about the things that you need on a daily basis and plan for a minimal of these things to get you through.
Adding the above things to your storage cache will provide for you and your family in a crisis. Be sure to rotate your stock, keeping an eye on the age of the canned goods is very important.