Preparing for worst-case scenarios when things go awry, is always wise.  Here's our list of the best foods to stockpile for an emergency situation and a preparedness pantry 

The great news about a pasta stockpile is that practically everyone loves it and it stores well for a long period of time.

1. Pasta

Whole grain crackers are versatile. You can even make sandwiches from them and due to their high-fat content, they will help you to feel fuller longer.

2. Whole-wheat Crackers and Grains

Rice is a universal staple food and another good source of carbohydrates. It stores for a long period of time, especially if you buy the wholegrain variety.

3. Rice

Beans are easy to cook, high in calories, and a fantastic source of protein. Dried beans will also take up less space in your emergency pantry than canned beans.

4. Dried Beans

Many different types of meat come in a can. Tuna, salmon, sardines, chicken, and beef are all vital to have in your stockpile.

5. Canned Meat

Fresh fruits and vegetables won't last very long so canned versions are the way to go to get your essential vitamins and minerals.

6. Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Dried fruits provide potassium and fiber plus they are a delicious, sweet, healthy snack.

7. Dried Fruit

If you can find a variety that is waxed on the outside, it will last for much longer.

8. Cheese

Nut butters are a good source of energy because they are full of healthy fats and protein. Consider brands that do not need refrigeration after opening.

9. Nut Butters

Powdered milk is good to have for calcium needs and it lasts a long time.

10. Powdered Milk

These are healthy and convenient for snacking during an emergency. To prevent the nuts from oxidizing and losing their freshness, look for vacuum-packed containers.

11. Nuts and Trail Mix

If need be, you can eat soups and chilis straight out of the can and they provide a variety of nutrients. Look for low salt options.

12. Canned Soups

Besides keeping you alert and giving you energy, it can help you feel more full. There are lots of ways to store coffee or you can also buy freeze dried coffee.

13. Coffee and Tea

The best ones to consider are, olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and butter.

14. Cooking oil

You will want a basic supply of seasonings and sweeteners to improve the flavor of your foods.

15. Salt, Pepper, and Sugar

Spices will not only help your emergency food taste better, they are also powerful medicinal herbs.

16. Spices and Flavorings

Electrolyte drinks will help you stay hydrated if water or other fluids are scarce. Make sure you choose brands without additives or artificial sweeteners.

17. Electrolyte Drinks

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