Long-term Food Preps
|MRE's & Non-Perishables|
Some of the best long-term food items that preppers tend to stock up on are Meals Ready to Eat, or MRE's. These can either be purchased or similar products can be made at home using non-perishable items.
One resource I found to find (what appears to be a good deal) on MRE's if you chose to purchase them, is from Major Surplus Survival. You can get 2 cases (24 MRE's) for $100, or 3 cases for $150 (36 MRE's).
Major Surplus Survival:
Another awesome resource is Mountain House freeze dried products. These have a 25 year shelf life and can either be left in their containers or divided out and resealed in mylar for individual MRE's. They have a combo special for $295.00 of 12 (1 gallon) cans that include:
This special can be found at:
If your interested in learning how to break these down in individual meals there are many video resources I found on Youtube. Even though some of the videos show meals in a "jar", you can easily skip the jar and use mylar bags.
Find these videos here:
Meals in a Jar by Obsessiveprepperaz: http://youtu.be/G834X0LhVLs
Meals in a Jar by Linda's Pantry: http://youtu.be/wcI7SqVeUhs
You can also stock up other non-perishable items such as: rice, noodles, oatmeal, beans, flour, dehydrated meats, veggies, and fruits, dry soups, dry sauce mixes, powdered milk & eggs, drink mixes, etc.
Make a list of items you would like to stock up on and also make a reasonable budget. Build it week-by-week if you can.
Do what you can, with what you have!