10 Survival Foods to Have in Your Pantry
March 7, 2022

You need survival foods to help keep fit when you’re out in the wild. You might be unable to find most of these survival foods when you are stranded. So, make sure to stock them up in your pantry before you head out for your trip, and remember to take enough too.

Let’s look at ten survival foods you should have in your kit.

1. Instant Rice

If you don’t have the time to cook, instant rice is a great choice to take along. It is super easy to cook and often lasts long even though it’s processed food.

2. Fruit

Fruits are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, making them very healthy and very delicious! This includes apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit, grapes, and more.

3. Dried fruit

Dried fruits are an excellent alternative to fresh fruits because they last longer and are often cheaper. Many dried fruits can be added to recipes for a healthy snack that will stay good for quite some time.

4. Dehydrated vegetables

Vegetables dehydrate well and last much longer than fresh vegetables. When choosing veggies to dehydrate, select ones that have high water content, like potatoes and carrots, so that they aren’t too dry when rehydrated later on in the process.

5. Pasta/noodles

The versatility of pasta is what makes it such a great survival food when you’re out in the wild! You can make almost any dish with pasta, including macaroni and cheese or lasagna—add your favorite sauce!

6. Rice cakes

Rice cakes are one of the most accessible foods to rehydrate after dehydrating using hot water. This makes them perfect for a portion of survival food.

7. Canned Beans

Canned beans vary in shapes, colors, sizes, and low-protein and are a great fiber, iron, and carbohydrate source. The fiber helps in weight control, blood level, and cholesterol levels, and it is super easy to prepare, compared to the dried variety requiring long cooking periods.

8. Nuts

Whether it’s almond, Brazil nuts, walnuts, and pecan, nuts offer multiple nutrients from protein, magnesium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, unsaturated fats, and folate. There’s a reason nuts are one of the best shelf-stables and tasty treats to enjoy. The fiber and fat content make them reduce your hunger.

9. Cereals

Cereals are an excellent option for snacks or breakfast, with or without milk. A carefully chosen whole-grain cereal can be fiber, magnesium, and protein. It is also filling and can hold an empty belly for many hours. Make it more enjoyable with a mix of nuts and dried blueberries. Cereals are more accessible, versatile, less perishable than most whole-grain products.

10. Tea

Tea is a calming beverage you can enjoy hot, warm, or cold. Tea leaves are typically teeming with chemicals and nutrients that are medicinal enough to reduce health risks like heart attack and cancer while boosting metabolism and lowering cholesterol. Room temperature is the perfect temperature to keep your tea at optimal levels.

Do well to stock up these survival foods in your pantry if you’re traveling in the wild. You may not know when you’ll need them.