When you start to spend a little time exploring the many different survival and prepper sites on the web you might notice that almost everyone has a different take on what you need to stockpile and how much you need to be prepared. Some people are all about the MRE and others are about the freeze dried packs. Still other people are only focused on water while others are only talking about canned food. The simple truth is that all of these things are great and they can be beneficial to you and your family. One of the easiest ways to approach a beginning food stockpile is to buy in bulk. It will save you money and help you build up a larger stockpile in a shorter period of time. Let’s take a look at 7 of the best foods to purchase in bulk and I’ll even include links to where I buy these foods for my family.
Pintos are some of the best beans you could have in your storage. Not only are these little guys very tasty but they are super healthy. They pack a ton of protein and they keep for a very long time. Pinto beans can be used as a meat supplement because of the high protein and they make a great addition to any meal…such as tacos!
When it comes to survival food there is little that trumps the potato. This food is very hardy and starchy. It has a good amount of calories and it has the ability to help fill your stomach. Potatoes are great stand-alone meals and they have the nutrition that you need for a long-term survival situation.
When it comes to food storage there is no way around the simple fact that you are going to need meat. Now there will come a time when your food stock runs dry but until that time it is always a good idea to have a leg up. Freeze dried chicken is one of those things that keeps for a super long time and it will go with almost everything. You could always opt for the beef version but the chicken is a little cheaper.
Rice is a grain that can really keep you going forever. This simple grain dish is a main staple in places like China and Thailand. While rice is not as popular here in America it is still a food that has a long shelf, can be cooked easily, and it packs a good punch of vitamins and minerals. For the price it cannot be beat.
Pasta is a comfort dish that has the ability to fill you up and keep you that way. The starches and carbohydrates are great appetite suppressors as well. This dish is a great prepper dish because it stores for a long time in the dehydrated form, but it also packs a lot of iron and protein.
If you have ever wondered about the perfect food for long-term storage…this is the one. It doesn’t taste the best but it is the most versatile food you could have. Add a little sugar and it is just fine. This food can be a great 1-dish meal and it works well at any time of the day or night. It is very cheap, last a long time, and it can be added to almost any meal.
Peanut butter is one of my family’s favorite foods. We eat several jars throughout the month! That being said this is a super food. It has plenty of fat, calories, protein, iron, etc. this food can be used in a plethora of ways. If you are looking for an easy food to store and purchase then this is for you. All you have to do is add a little water. I would encourage you to add less water than the pack calls for…it can be too runny.
These are some of my favorite foods to buy in bulk. What other foods would you recommend for bulk purchases?