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Be Prepared | 6 Foods to Store Forever

Anthony Gucciardi
October 7th, 2011
Updated 11/09/2012 at 4:49 pm
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In the event of a global food crisis, it is vital to be prepared.  The key to preparedness is storing food that is easy to get a hold of, will last for several years or even decades, and is somewhat nutrient-dense. While it is always important to purchase high quality organic foods, in the event of a food crisis it is often essential to exercise your survival skills, which may mean it is hard to come across optimal food sources.

1. Be Prepared with Rice

When storing food for a global food crisis, rice is perfect as it adheres to the essential principals of food storage. White, jasmine, wild, arborio, and basmati rice all have an almost indefinite shelf life. Rice is considered by many to be the ultimate survivalist food to stockpile in order to be prepared for a food crisis. Brown rice, while a healthier alternative to white, has a shorter lifespan. Due to the higher oil content of the food, it will go bad faster.

2. Survive the Food Crisis with Distilled White Vinegar

White vinegar is a popular choice for salad dressings and marinades. With a long shelf life that makes it a perfect for food preparedness, distilled white vinegar will maintain its quality and taste for about as the entirety of its lifespan. Be prepared with distilled white vinegar.

3. Enhance Your Survival Skills with Sea Salt

Sea salt is the ‘real’ form of traditional table salt, sodium chloride. It is the ideal choice over its unhealthy counterpart, but in the event of a food crisis sodium chloride can also do the job. It is better to be prepared with sodium chloride than to not have anything at all. Salt is a powerful flavor enhancer that will never go bad. It can also be used to cure meats, which is a great way to maintain the integrity of stored meats.

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4. Honey

Honey has such a long shelf life that it has even been recovered from Egyptian tombs. While it can change color and crystallize over time, its edibility does not change. You can even restore crystallized honey by adding warm water and stirring. In its raw form, honey is also full of enzymes and essential nutrients.

5. Cornstarch, the Everlasting Food Ingredient for a Food Crisis

Cornstarch is a food substance that has a variety of uses. Helpful in thickening gravies, sauces, or soups, cornstarch is a food crisis necessity that will help you be prepared. It is important to note that while all of these ingredients will have an increased lifespan when kept in a cool, dry space, cornstarch will particularly be affected.

6. Pure Vanilla Extract

Pure vanilla extract, different from its imitation counterpart vanilla extract, will last forever. The extra cost over its imitation is only minor compared to the elongated shelf life of pure vanilla extract.

Honing your survival skills will help you to be prepared if a food crisis is to ever strike the nation, or even the globe. Stocking up on these key foods will ensure that you and your family will not go hungry if such an event is to unfold. Even more impressive is the fact that these ingredients can be easily purchased at local grocery stores, making them convenient yet potent.

Storing food for a global food crisis may not be the first thing on your mind right now, but it is certainly great to know in the case of any food crisis. Although survival skills are not nearly as necessary in today’s society due to great advancements, having them could one day positively affect your life greatly.

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1.thumbnail Be Prepared | 6 Foods to Store ForeverGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • MoT

    Rice is a given. Far better than any wheat product in so far as how it "keeps". You could just as easily put in all sorts of dehydrated or jarred vegetables and meats, distilled water, beans, whatever will keep stored and doesn't require refigeration or electricity. Do this now and do it often. Don't eat out and instead put that money to better use. Get ready now and you won't be panicking later.

  • star

    this list is rediculous i am not goin to survive off of vanilla ectract or cornstarch! you think I care about gravies and sauces..honey salt vinger, those are useful

    • wrightmann

      Star: you don't cook much do you? besides storage life and cooking use, you can trade vanilla etc. We're talking long term here, not for a week or two outage.