Top 15 Best Prepper Foods

What happens when the food trucks stop running? What happens when the government cuts the food stamps program? If you live in the city it’s going to be absolute chaos as desperate humans transform into complete animals. Within hours the major grocery stores will be looted and Walmarts everywhere will burn to the ground. WARZONE.

Country folks don’t have it too much better. The animals of the urban environment will strip their city of resources and then come into the country looking for more stores to loot. When the food runs out, you better have a stockpile of goodies locked, cocked, and ready to rock.

Here are some of the best prepper foods you can buy.

1.) Grains

Grains store very well for up to 12 years. When figuring out the best prepper foods to buy, you always want to gauge the shelf life of the foods you are buying. Grains are dense with nutrition, have a long shelf life, and form the staple for many other foods.

  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Wheat

2.) Canned Foods

Canned foods are sealed from oxygen and have very long shelf lives. All kinds of foods can be canned. You can even do your own canning with a little practice or simply purchase them from the store.

  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Soups
  • Chili
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Vegetables

3.) Flour

Works just as good!


Flour is a key ingredient for making bread and other foods.

  • Wheat flour
  • White flour
  • All purpose flour
  • Bisquick (for those who want a ready made mix)

4.) Rice

Everything the body needs
Everything the body needs


Rice is another staple in the preppers food cabinet. Beans and rice form a complete protein and make for a highly nutritious meal. Rice can be stored for up to 10 years.

5.) Coconut Oil

Most cooking oils have a shelf life of roughly 2 years. Coconut oil stores for about 3. Nothing lasts forever as they say so make sure to rotate your prepper food stock every couple years. Keep an up to date list of foods with the date of purchase so you know when it’s time to rotate. If something is about to go bad you can pull it off the shelf early and use it so you do not waste.

6.) Peanut Butter

Another classic staple and great for the kids. Due to the oils, peanut better can be stored unopened for a year. It’s dense with fat and provides the body with a lot of calories. In the post apocalypse, you’ll need all the energy you can get to go out and hunt and do what it takes to survive.

7.) Coffee

Whoever said coffee wasn’t a food! Coffee for many of us is an everyday ritual. Why should we give this up just because the world is crawling with man eating zombies? Coffee, depending on the type, can be stored anywhere from a few months to indefinitely. FYI, Coffee lasts much longer when it’s frozen. Ground coffee lasts 3 – 5 months in the pantry or 1 – 2 years when sealed in a freezer. Whole bean coffee lasts 6 – 9 months in the pantry and 2 – 3 years in the freezer. Instant coffee lasts indefinitely.


8.) Ramen Noodles

The classic college dorm room staple makes a guest appearance in the preppers pantry. Ramen is not particularly nutritious but when combined with rice or beans, makes for a tasty meal. The ramen noodles undergo a dehydration process which allows them to be stored indefinitely. Stored in a cool, dry place, ramen noodles will outlast you and your family. One of the cheapest prepper foods out there

9.) Seasonings

The post apocalypse does not have to be a tasteless experience. Generally, whole spices can last up to 5 years while ground spices will make it about 2 or 3.

10.) Powdered milk

Powdered milk can store up to 20 years. It’s almost just as nutritious as normal milk too. Powdered milk does contain oxidized cholesterol due to how it’s processed. You can bypass this harmful form of cholesterol by purchasing non-fat powdered milk. The non-fat powdered milk contains very little cholesterol to begin with so it doesn’t oxidate nearly as much.

11.) Whey Powder

Powdered forms of protein supply the body with easily consumable energy. Whey powder can be mixed with your powdered milk for a quick meal on the go or tasty protein shake. You can get creative and add other ingredients like peanut butter for a calorically dense meal.

12.) Honey

Honey has an indefinite shelf life and can sweeten even the blandest meals. By itself, honey provides raw energy in the form of glucose and sugar. This energy can blast you through a hard days work on the land or through a long day of hunting – not to mention making that oatmeal go down just a little easier!

13.) Vodka

Let the post apocalypse celebration begin!


Vodka is included as a best preppers food because it can be used to cook and grill. Of course, vodka can also be drank or bartered with neighbors for items you need. When TSHTF alcohol will be one of those items in very high demand.

14.) Crackers

Crackers are good up to a year. They go great with soups, ramen and many other hot dishes. They can provide a sense of normalcy and variety in a world that has gone down the toilet. Pick up as many boxes as you need for your family.

15.) Chocolates

Last but not least, the chocolate! When things go fully blown and the world crumbles before the eyes of you and your family, you want things to lighten the day. You want sweet things to remind you of the old world, the world you used to know. Chocolate does the trick. Make a communal experience out of eating. Make sweets something the whole family eats together. Eat chocolate and laugh about the old days. Eat chocolate and plan a bright and tasty future.

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