Monday, June 20, 2011

100 Items to Keep In Your Survival Pantry

In no particular order...

  1. Whiskey

  2. Chocolate bars

  3. Multi vitamins

  4. Honey

  5. Maple syrup

  6. Salt

  7. Pepper

  8. Garlic powder

  9. Spices (curry, cloves, allspice, ginger...whatever you use)

  10. Dried herbs (dill, oregano, basil, etc)

  11. Yeast

  12. Baking soda

  13. Baking powder

  14. Shortening

  15. Cooking oil

  16. Flour

  17. Maseca

  18. Sugar

  19. Brown sugar

  20. Oats

  21. Rice

  22. Dried meat (jerky, etc)

  23. Salami

  24. Canned fish (tuna, sardines, etc)

  25. Canned meat (Spam, ham, chicken, etc)

  26. Canned tomatoes

  27. Canned soup

  28. Canned chili

  29. Dried soup

  30. Vinegar

  31. Canned vegetables (assorted varieties)

  32. Canned fruit (assorted varieties)

  33. Dried fruit (raisins, cherries, berries, etc)

  34. Dried vegetables (carrots, peas, etc)

  35. Dried pasta

  36. Canned spaghetti sauce

  37. Dried fish

  38. Bottled juice

  39. Powdered juice mix

  40. Powdered milk

  41. Peanut butter

  42. Jelly and preserves (jam, marmalade, etc)

  43. Pickles

  44. Granola bars

  45. Trail mix

  46. Coffee

  47. Instant coffee

  48. Dried beans (assorted)

  49. Canned beans (ditto)

  50. Protein powder

  51. Molasses

  52. Nuts

  53. Tea bags

  54. Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo)

  55. Lentils

  56. Corn starch

  57. Bullion cubes

  58. Canned milk (evaporated, condensed)

  59. Tabasco

  60. Corn meal

  61. Instant foods (hot chocolate, ramen, instant cereals, instant potatoes, gravy mix, pudding, etc)

  62. Powdered/dehydrated dairy products (cheese, butter, eggs)

  63. Dried peas

  64. Couscous

  65. Dried grains (barley, quinoa, etc)

  66. Sprouting grain (alfalfa seeds, mung beans)

  67. Canned peppers (jalapenos. etc)

  68. Popcorn

  69. Canned tahini

  70. Dried/canned chickpeas

  71. Miso

  72. Canned oyster sauce

  73. Dried seaweed (wakame)

  74. Dried tofu

  75. Seeds (sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, etc)

  76. Canned coconut milk

  77. Chili paste

  78. Dried chilies

  79. Fish sauce

  80. Lemon juice

  81. Lime juice

  82. Canned/dried olives, mushrooms

  83. Pickled vegetables (beets, okra, etc)

  84. Extracts (vanilla, almond, etc)

  85. Canned broth

  86. Tomato products (sauce, paste, sun dried tomatoes, etc)

  87. Sauces (salsa, barbecue, etc)

  88. Instant meals (mac and cheese, Hamburger Helper, etc)

  89. Soy sauce

  90. Cheese (velveeta, pimento cheese spread, cheese whiz, other processed cheese)

  91. Dessert mixes (cake mix, muffin mix, brownie mix, etc)

  92. Candy/gum

  93. Dried pork rinds (the meaty kind)

  94. Crackers

  95. Fancy canned stuff (pate, caviar, anchovies, etc)

  96. Cocoa powder

  97. Baking items (chocolate chips, candied fruit)

  98. Specialized food (gluten free mixes, sugar free mixes, kosher food, halal food)

  99. Baby food

  100. Pet food

You can purchase MREs and dehydrated foods for your survival pantry as well, however, these foods will work just as well and have the added bonus of being able to be rotated among the food that you use every day, being used in the event that you have a large group to suddenly cook for, being used by the family in the event that you can't afford to go shopping for an extended period of time, and can be donated to the local food bank when it is time to resupply your pantry.


  1. I've only bought Tahini one time. How well does it store once you've opened it? I always worried it would go bad on me pretty rapidly and I'd have wasted the large tin of it.

  2. I am guessing that tahini does not have a shelf life once open as long as say, peanut butter. Smaller containers may be a better idea so that it can be used before it goes bad. We tend to make quite a bit of hummus which uses up the tahini pretty quickly.