prepper's shopping list

Prepper's Shopping list
Food storage shopping list

Looking for the best foods to store for prepping in a consolidated
list? Based on our
article on the 37 foods to hoard, below is a
prepper's grocery store shopping list that will provide preppers
with a start on how to shop.

Prepper's Grocery Store Shopping List
Here is the recommended list of shelf-stable foods (the best food
storage list) to fill the prepper's pantry...

#1: Distilled water and seltzer water.
Before you buy just any kind of bottled water, read our bottled
water warnings.

#2: Canned liquids.
  • Dole pineapple juice
  • Vegetable juice
  • Evaporated milk, condensed milk, and coconut milk.
  • Swanson's Beef broth, chicken broth, vegetable broth

See our article on
emergency drinks to hoard.

#3: Powdered milk, whey and eggs.

#4: Shelf stable cheese.

#5: Protein bars and protein drinks.

See our article on food bars and ration bars (they are not the

#6: Canned & dehydrated meats, poultry (and
  • Ham: Dak Ham
  • Keystone canned hamburger, pictured at the top right
  • Tuna: Bumblebee tuna, Starfish tuna, Chicken of the sea
  • Sardines
  • Yoders canned meats, including Yoder's Bacon

#7: Coffee, tea, Ovaltine, Tang and bouillon.

#8: Oils (butter, lard, olive oil, organic shortening,
  • Butter. Pure Creamery Butter by Red Feather.
  • Organic shortening
  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Ghee.

# 9: Whole wheat flour.
In addition to storing wheat to grind, ensure you have whole
wheat flour on hand.

#10: Cereals  Shredded Wheat, corn or rice.
Stock your favorite ready to eat boxed cereals:
  • Cheerios
  • Cornflakes
  • Granola cereals
  • Shredded Wheat

#11: Potato flour.
Potato flour may seem like an unsual item on the list, but it's
good to have a gluten-free alternative for use as a thickening
agent in soups, stews and gravies. Potato flour is also rich in
fiber and protein.

#12 Corn as a grain (dried).

#13: Corn as a vegetable.

#14: Oats and Oatmeal.
  • Bob's Redmill oatmeal
  • John McCann's steel cut oatmeal in a can

#15: Bread crumbs and stuffings.

#16: Shelf stable, no heat and ready to eat meals.

#17: Crackers.
There are many kinds of crackers to store in the prepper's pantry.
  • Buttery crackers
  • Club crackers, Ritz Crackers Bread sticks: Cheesy crackers:
    Goldfish, Cheezits Croutons Dried stuffing mix Matzo
    crackers Melba toast Oyster crackers Pilot bread Pita chips
    (dried pita pocket bread) Pretzels Sandwich crackers Ritz
    Crackers were invented during the Great Depression Ry-Krisp
    Saltine Crackers - the simple Saltine is a mix of white  flour,
    yeast, baking soda,  and salt with humble origins.
  • Tortilla chip
  • Pilot bread canned crackers
  • Pita chip
  • Wasabröd: Also called Wasa, this whole grain crispbread  is
    a decent source of fiber, which could be important to  keep
    things regular. Wheat crackers: Triscuits

#18: Potato Flakes and au gratin potatoes.  
  • Mashed potatoes in a bag or box

#19: Rice.
  • Instant rice and rice box side dishes
  • Jasmine rice
  • basmati rice
  • Italian arborio rice,
  • short grain
  • Asian rice, wild rice, and brown rice too! B
  • Rice Select has a nice variety of grain rice in nice containers.

NOTE: While it is more nutritious, brown rice has a substantially
shorter shelf life than other kinds of rice.

#20 Pastas.
Pasta in food storage has two main categories:

  • Italian pastas.
  • Fettuccini noodles.
  • gnocchi (made with potatoes)
  • dried tortellini (filled with hard cheese),
  • orzo (rice shaped pasta),
  • and the other variety of shaped Italian pasta such as
    lasagna, linguine, rotelle,
  • rotini
  • rigatoni
  • orecchiette
  • penne
  • mastoccilli
  • lasagne noodles
  • vermacelli

  • Asian pastas
  • ramen style noodles
  • soba (made from buckwheat)
  • rice noodles, udon (wheat flour)
  • bean curd noodles
  • chow mein noodles (fried noodles made of egg and

#21 Raisins, dried fruits and fruit strips.
Skip the high-fructose variety and buy real fruit strips, leathers
and ropes:
  • Cliff bar fruit rope
  • dried apricots,
  • dates
  • cranberries
  • mangos
  • Raisins
  • Fruit leathers, fruit strips and fruit ropes.

#22: Jams and jellies.
Be sure to store pectin (and learn how to make pectin from
apples) to make your own jams and jellies.

Stockpile the following from the grocery stores if you don't yet
can your own:
  • apple butter
  • apricot jam
  • blackberry jam
  • grape jelly
  • strawberry jam
  • raspberry jam

#23. Canned fruits.
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Canned peaches, packed in light syrup
  • Canned pineapple and mandarin oranges
  • Canned pumpkin puree.

#24: Canned veggies.
  • Canned sweet potatoes and yams.
  • Canned sauerkraut
  • Canned cabbage
  • Canned beets
  • Canned carrots peas and potatoes
  • Canned olives
  • Canned asparagus
  • Cans or jars of artichoke hearts

#25: Beans and legumes.

#26: Nuts, seeds and nut-butters.
  • Almond butter
  • peanut butter
  • Raw nuts: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pistachio's,
    walnuts (will have a short shelf-life, so buy only what you'll
    eat regularly).
  • Planters peanuts
  • Planters mixed roasted nuts, which include hazelnuts,
    pecans and Brazil nuts.
  • Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds
  • Trail mixes and nut bars.
  • Sunflower seed butter (sunbutter)

#27: Honey.

#28 Iodized salt (and other salts).
  • Pink Himalayan salt.
  • Morton salt

#29: Sugars and Molasses.
Rethink sugar! Sugar may not be as bad as you may think!
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Powdered sugar
  • Molasses

#30: Spices and herbs.

#31: Condiments.
Your favorite condiments will go a long way towards making
foods taste better in uncertain times. Condiments are any
substance used to add flavor to foods.

Savory condiments:
  • barbecue sauce
  • bouillon (also mentioned in #7 above)
  • ketchup
  • pickle relish
  • mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • Tobasco sauce.
  • Soy Sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce

Sweet condiments:
  • almond extract
  • coffee creamers shelf stable
  • lemon extract
  • Maple syrup will last indefinitely, if you do not reheat it!
  • Vanilla extracts and beans you can soak in alcohol

#32: Chocolates.
  • Dry cocoa mixes
  • Hershey's Syrup!

Generally chocolate won't last long, but go ahead and get some
chocolate chips for pancakes, cookies, cakes, muffins or snacking.
They will store only for about a year.

#33: Vitamins.
  • Calcium is high on the list of vitamins to stockpile

#34: Apple Cider Vinegar.

#35: Vodka.

#36: Dry yeast.

#37: Baking soda and baking powder (leavening

Happy endings...
You can fill the prepper's pantry with an abundance of items
available from the grocery store; however, be sure also to look
into dehydrated and freeze dried foods.

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