Survival Foods That Make Sense (and their Shelf Lives) – Quick Guide

Stealth Armoured

Making Sense of Foods That Survive Long Periods of Time 


When considering storable foods, think on a multi-use level.  It is important to consider the value of each food based on such things as:

nutritional value;

storage life;

barter value; and

other uses asides from eating (like healing properties).

In the event of an emergency where everything becomes scarce, bartering for and with food will especially become an instant option.

4 foods: can be stored for over 10 years; can add some flavor to your cooking and make excellent barter items. If stored properly they can probably last indefinitely:

  1. Salt
  2. Sugar – Brown or White
  3. Honey (raw honey lasts longer & has better healing properties)
  4. Alcohol – Whiskey, Vodka, etc…

Hard Grains: Stored properly hard grains have a shelf life of around 10 – 12 years.

Grain stores the longest in an oxygen-free environment.  Wheat keeps best stored…

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