Longest-Lasting Foods for your Survival Pantry

May 27, 2015

honey jar.JPGA well-stocked survival pantry can be a life-saver in an emergency. Many people want to store items that can last forever, but they’ll also need to store foods that have a shorter lifespan. Let’s take a look at which foods you should consider storing and their average shelf life.

Foods that last 2 - 5 Years:

  • Canned tuna, meats, fruits & vegetables
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cup Noodles, Ramen Noodles
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Powdered milk
  • Coconut oil, Olive oil
  • Dried herbs & spices
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Unsweetened chocolate
  • Most fruit juices

Foods that last 5 -10 Years:

  • Pasta
  • White Rice
  • Dehydrated Fruit (5 years)
  • Cornmeal
  • Barley
  • Rolled Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • MREs (ready to eat meals)
  • Beans: Garbanzo Beans, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Mung Beans, Pinto Beans
  • Lentils

Foods that last forever:

  • Hard liquor
  • Honey
  • Salt
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • White Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup




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