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5 Foods Preppers Forget to Store

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There is a lot that can be said when it comes to food storage. At its base, you can just concern yourself with having some food on hand for your family in a disaster. Something stored is obviously better than nothing stored. 

There is a lot that can be said when it comes to food storage.

However, at its most extreme food storage becomes a matter of inventory management and precision. Food storage can become the center of much controversy if you are not careful. It all depends on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go.

We are going to look at 5 foodstuffs you should store for disaster.


Easily the most often neglected food storage item, cooking oil is going to be a serious ally. This is particularly true when you need good fat in your diet. While many people plan on relying on ready-made meals, cooking oil is going to present a need pretty often. Good bread and baked items almost always need fat of some kind.


Salt is essential to our survival. While most people spend their lives avoiding it, we need it. When its no longer available by the big box full, it will be something we crave and need.


Yeast can be harvested from the air but for those who don’t know how to do that, dry yeast will make breadmaking possible. We all know the importance of storing flour but do we want to eat crackers for the rest of our lives?


You’re probably drinking coffee while you read this, right now! So many people start their day with coffee. It’s incredible when you really sit down and think about it. Caffeine may also give you an edge in survival.

Pet Food

Of course, we worry about ourselves in times of a disaster but what about your dogs or cats? Do you have what they need? After a week without resources, will you still have the food that your family needs to keep your dog fed? If you turn him loose he might become someone else’s meal, in a true SHTF scenario.

There is a lot that can be said when it comes to food storage.