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13 Bulk Foods To Stockpile Today

There are some foods that you need to have in bulk. This is partly because they’ll last a long time and also because you go through them surprisingly quickly.

In any sense these are the basic foods that you’ll need every day, check out the following 13, and start stockpiling.

1. Baking Powder

Baking powder has an active ingredient that helps any product to rise. It’s good to mix with flour when making bread or cakes. As bread will be a staple of your survival diet it’s a good idea to stockpile this today.

You should also note that when the baking powder passes its use-by date and is no longer active it can be used for a multitude of other things, such as a cleaning agent. It’s surprisingly effective against most stains.

2. Bouillon Cubes

These are small and easy to store. Their foil packets ensure they’ll last for years and you can add them to virtually any dish to increase the flavor. That makes them an appealing and useful addition to your stockpile.

3. Cocoa

Unsweetened cocoa powder can be used to make a refreshing drink or mixed with various ingredients to improve the flavor of sweet dishes.

You can also use the husks from the cocoa pods as animal feed, which could be useful if you’re considering keeping chickens or similar but don’t want to share your food with them.

It’s also an effective mulch to add nutrients to your plants.


4. Corn Starch

You’ll need to ensure this is kept in a cool place and the containers should be airtight. This will help to ensure it lasts for years.

You’ll find cornstarch in a variety of recipes, including cornbread and some puddings. It’s also a great additive to thicken any sauce, helping to make food more palatable.

5. Corn Syrup

Sugar is useful for a wide variety of purposes but you need to store it carefully to avoid it getting damp. Corn syrup can be used instead of sugar and also has to be kept in an airtight container.

But, it’s still a good option as sweetening food can, make a huge difference to your enjoyment.

Don’t forget that enjoying your food makes a big difference to your morale when surviving.

6. Dried Beans

Beans can be used in a huge variety of recipes and they offer a valuable protein boost. Dried ones are dehydrated and need to be kept away from moisture. That means an airtight container and preferably a cool storage place.

The good news is that, when stored properly, they’ll last for years.

7. Ghee

Having butter to spread on bread and use in recipes is a good idea. However, butter doesn’t keep for a very long time as it contains dairy products, specifically milk solids.

Ghee has all the milk solids removed, which means it will last virtually forever. It is also a good option for anyone with a dairy allergy.

8. Honey

Another great way of sweetening anything. Honey will last for years. In fact, it has been said that 3,000-year-old honey was discovered in an Egyptian pyramid and it was still good to eat.

All you have to do is warm it to make it runny again.

9. Instant Coffee

You may prefer the taste of filter coffee or beans. However, these are harder to store and make. But, an unopened jar of instant coffee will last indefinitely.

It’s more than getting your daily caffeine fix. Waking up to a cup of coffee helps to retain a semblance of normality, which is essential to your continued mental health.

10. Pasta

This is an obvious one. Pasta keeps for a very long time and is easy to bulk purchase and store. It can be used to make an abundance of different meals and is rich in carbohydrates.

If necessary you could eat it every day and still enjoy different flavors while continuing a healthy diet.

There are so many types to choose from, it’s worth getting some of each.

11. Potato Flakes

You may know these as instant mash or some other name but the result is the same, boiling water and these flakes give you mashed potatoes.

These are exceptionally easy to store and, because they are dehydrated, they are not going to go off. Of course, the storage container needs to be airtight but that’s in keeping with most long-term storage options.

12. Rolled Oats

Oatmeal is a great way to start the day and is very easy to make. You’ve even got the honey to go with it.

It won’t just leave you feeling full to start the day, oatmeal can help you get your fiber content and even help with blood sugar control. Oats can also be used in other recipes and are rich in antioxidants.

13. Salt

Again, you’ll need an airtight container to store salt but it’s worth it. Not only do you need a little salt every day, but it can also make your food taste a lot better. Just remember, as with most things, moderation is the key.