10 Most Forgotten Survival Foods to Add to Your Stash

shelves stocked with emegency foods like pasta, rice, and canned goods

You can’t stay sharp and ready in a crisis without the right food and nutrients. You’ve likely already packed your bug-out bag with staples like beans, rice, and pasta. But there are likely a few crucial survival foods you’re overlooking. Double-check that your emergency food supply includes these ten forgotten survival foods.

1. Honey

Honey is versatile as a sweetener. It has a long shelf life, too. Store it at room temperature or above to keep it from crystallizing. But, even If it does crystallize, you can put the closed container in a vessel of warm water to liquefy it again. 

2. Grains That AREN’T Rice

Quinoa, lentils, and oats are nutritious grains for your survival food stash. Quinoa is filling by itself. Lentils are a great addition to soups. Oats can be cooked easily with boiling water and are good for breakfast or baking. 

3. Dehydrated or Canned Meat

Canned tuna and chicken are great for your long-term food supply kit. However, it’s wise to store multiple forms of shelf-stable meat. Make or buy jerky for your emergency kit for an easy source of protein. 

4. Comfort Foods

When you think about survival eating, you might not think about the joy of your favorite foods. But it’s important to have access to food you enjoy during a crisis. Items like your favorite snacks or tasty survival desserts can boost your spirits. Plus, variety in your emergency meals will keep you from burning out and losing your appetite altogether. 

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be used for cooking and has many heart-healthy properties. It can also be used for skin care and first aid, so don’t forget to add it to your emergency kit. 

6. Dried Fruits and Vegetables

Get your fiber and vitamins during an emergency. Dehydrate your own fruits and veggies or purchase a high-quality freeze-dried food kit to ensure you have plenty of variety. Fruit is perfect as a snack or with oats for breakfast, and veggies are good for pasta dishes and soup. 

7. Potato Flakes

Never underestimate the power of a meal that can truly fill you up, especially in a survival situation. Potato flakes thicken gravies and soups to make them more hearty. Or, they can make instant mashed potatoes when you need comfort food. Plus, they’re shelf stable for much longer than fresh potatoes. 

8. Powdered Milk

Most dairy products have quick expiration dates. Not powdered milk! Give yourself and your family all the benefits of dairy with powdered milk in your emergency food supply.

9. Quick Snacks and Meal Replacements 

If you think everyday life has you too busy for full meals, think about how a survival situation could be. Add grab-and-go snacks and meal replacements to your survival kit. Survival shakes and snack bars are all great options for when you need nourishment fast. 

10. Seeds

This isn’t exactly a food item — yet. Vegetable seeds can give you an endless supply of edible plants, which is especially valuable for long-term emergencies when you don’t have access to fresh produce. Plus, seeds can be saved from your edible plants to grow more food in the future. 

Survival Eating Made Easy

Stocking your emergency food supply is a breeze with 4Patriots. Find basic ingredients like powdered milk and white rice, or shop our survival food kits that include enough delicious and nutritious food for anywhere from three days to an entire year. Most of our survival food kits are designed to store 25 years!& Order online today from 4Patriots.

*Most of our survival food meal kits are designed to store 25 years. Some products like canned powdered milk are designed to store 20 years. Storage conditions impact the shelf life of your food. For best results, always protect your food from heat, air and moisture. Avoid prolonged exposure to temps above 75 degrees F. Keep food sealed until ready to eat. Shelf life will vary based on storage conditions.