When you live out in a very rural area, you quickly learn to have supplies on hand in case you can’t or don’t want to go into town. (Fifty miles away.)
Beyond that, one knows that if things got dicey in the cities, we would be on our own here for a while for sure.
It’s always good to have food on hand. Here’s a great article on things that can just last and last. Be sure to click the link, it’s a good one.
Best Survival Foods: Non-Perishables That Can Outlive You
Whether you’re sick of throwing out food that’s long past its expiry date, or are working on preparing a food stockpile in case of an emergency, consumables that practically never spoil can be a huge asset to your household.
This article lists non-perishable food items that not only have long shelf lives, but if taken care of properly, these foods stand a chance of never going bad within your lifetime.These ideal survival foods will of course need to be stored the right way in order to retain their practically never-ending shelf life.
The absolute best place to keep a food stockpile is in a dark, cool, and dry spot, free of humidity, moisture, direct sunlight, and extreme temperatures.
Keeping consumables in an air-tight container, or better yet, vacuum packed, is also very important to increasing shelf life.
Although many non-perishable survival foods may change flavor and/or texture over the years, they remain edible and perfectly safe for consumption over indefinite periods of time. Use your senses to judge whether or not food with long shelf life has expired. If it smells off, has become too soft, or has developed mold, it’s better not to eat the item.