Easy Prep Foods
Your Family’s Favorite Drink – Powdered sports drinks and teas are easy to store, and they’ll offer you a little variety. Plus, many of these contain electrolytes and added B vitamins.
Crackers – When it comes to eating items like peanut butter or canned tuna, you’re going to need something to “put it on.” Since breads don’t store well, crackers are a great alternative. Wheat and vegetable-based crackers can add nutritional value.
Vacuum-Sealed Nuts – Peanuts, pecans, cashews, etc. can be a savory snack that’s high in protein. Canned or vacuum-sealed nuts have the longest shelf lives.
Dried fruits, such as raisins, apricots, and papaya – Dried fruits are a great source of nutrients, calories, potassium, and fiber. They can also be added to nuts to make delicious trail mixes.
Energy bars – Since these bars are typically loaded with carbs and protein by design, they’re actually a good choice for your survival storage (maximum nutrition with minimal effort and prep).
Canned veggies – When the farmer’s market is not an option, canned veggies are a good source of the same nutrients.
Canned chicken, tuna, or turkey – Canned meats can be added to pasta, rice, etc., to add flavor, iron, and protein. These canned meats have a shelf life of 2 years, as odd as that may seem.
Packaged Meals – Just-add-water style meals will offer both variety and simplicity. You’re probably thinking about Macaroni & Cheese or Hamburger Helper here, but there are a ton of options on the market, from Cajun to Thai.