There is nothing more critical during prepping than a proper provision of food. The essential staple things are water, food, security and refuge. One of the most challenging problems arises when it’s time to find food that has longevity. Below we are going to discuss ten foods that should be in your emergency meal kit either if you’re going camping or want to store food that lasts long.
1. Dried beans
One of the best foods to have in your emergency meal kit, and if it is well stored, they can survive for close to 30 years. Well to get this long-duration outcome, you have to keep it in an airtight container that wetness can’t get through. This is ultimately to stop it from getting spoilt.
2. Rolled Oats
Oats can not only last a long period; they also are filling and can be used as a meal or a snack. Though the process of cooking it might not be the easiest, the longevity is very impressive. You could also use them in diverse ways; boil, toast, grind or bake them with pastries. The list is long.
Pasta is the right choice of food to take along on that journey or have in your pantry. Their shelf life is very long, and you can make them cold or hot, depending on your preference.
4. Dry fruits
You can dehydrate any fruit and take along, but if you don’t want to go through the dehydration process, you can pack fruits such as raisins, apples, apricots, and definitely, dates. Buying dehydrated fruits can be a bit expensive except if you take the trouble of doing it yourself.
If you store cheese very well like in wax or if you get canned cheese or even freeze-dried cheese, they will last for an extended time.
6. White rice
Rice is not only affordable; it’s readily available and also has a long shelf life. Do not forget to pack along with rice, but you should store them in a good container that moisture can’t get through.
7. Dried corn
Dried corn tastes good, is cheap and can be easily stored. It can last up to ten years if properly stored.
Storing legumes like peas and peas would be a great idea but store the whole ones, not the split ones. They can be added to other foods and can be eaten alone. If you put them in mylar oxygen absorber bags, they can stay up to 20 years.
9. Instant coffee, cocoa powder and tea
You might pack any of these along if you love them and would like to have them as they can last for up to 10 years. So you’re good to go.
10. Powdered milk
If stored correctly in an airtight container, powdered milk will be great to have as they can be boiled or mixed with drinks. They also supply you with nutrients.