Ordinary Canned Food For Preparedness

canned-food-preparedness

So often when considering long term storage of food for survival preparedness, people think of bulk rice & dried beans, buckets of wheat berries, and other such dry goods. Another additional consideration should be ordinary ‘canned food’ from your local grocery store.

Why? Because they don’t ‘expire’ as most people think they do, they’re easy to acquire (and often on sale), and you can buy just about any food ‘in a can’ these days…


 
First let me say this: A good long-term food storage inventory will be well diversified. Part of that diversification should be regular canned food.

The first thing you need to be convinced of is that ‘canned food’ from the grocery store does not ‘expire’. Nine out of ten Americans say they have thrown food away based on ‘the date’, because they are afraid that it’s not going to be safe.

Canned food does not ‘go bad’ on the date printed on the can. Instead of re-writing the justification for those statements, I invite you to read the following articles written awhile back. Then you can come back to this article and continue 😉

Use-by, Best-by, and Sell-by Food Expiration Dates
Sell-by, Use-by, Dates

 
Okay, back to the topic at hand… ordinary canned foods for your preparedness…

So first you’re going to diversify your overall ‘deep pantry’, a part of which might be canned foods. But within the canned food category you’re also going to diversify (there are so many choices). However one of the unique advantages to ordinary canned food is that you can buy ‘canned meat’ (protein). While you can also purchase freeze-dried meats for your storage, it’s expensive! Canned food is more cost-effective than that…

Canned Chicken (e.g. Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk Chicken Breast)
Canned Beef (e.g. Kirkland Signature Roast Beef)
Canned SPAM! (Related article: SPAM® For Food Storage!)
Canned Ham (e.g. Hormel Smoked Ham)
Canned Tuna (e.g. Kirkland Signature Solid White Albacore Tuna)
Canned Salmon (e.g. Wild Alaska Pink Salmon)

Chili
Beef Stew
Canned Sardines
Canned Bread (‘Brown Bread’ – great with Boston Baked Beans!)
Canned Butter

 
Note: Be aware of the calories. Check the total calories per can,
(#servings x #calories-per-serving). You might be surprised how few calories there are in some canned foods (especially vegetables). Having a case or two of canned vegetables may not add up to that many calories (lots of water instead). So choose wisely, especially if you don’t have that much storage space.

 
You get the idea… So let me ask you a question,

What are some of your ideas specifically for ordinary canned food for ‘preparedness’?

115 Comments


Click here to vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

  1. cossack55 September 12, 2016
    • Ken Jorgustin September 12, 2016
    • NRP September 12, 2016
      • McGyver September 12, 2016
        • NRP September 13, 2016
  2. So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
  3. Lord Snow September 12, 2016
  4. ChiefLittleFish September 12, 2016
    • ChiefLittleFish September 12, 2016
      • awka September 13, 2016
    • 21Bravo September 12, 2016
    • Pinal Prepper September 15, 2016
  5. DaisyK September 12, 2016
    • Doc Jackson September 12, 2016
    • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
      • DaisyK September 12, 2016
      • DaisyK September 12, 2016
        • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
        • Sterling girl September 12, 2016
          • DaisyK September 12, 2016
      • RoughDer September 12, 2016
        • Rough Rider September 12, 2016
        • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
  6. NRP September 12, 2016
    • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
      • kawartha kween September 12, 2016
      • Vickie September 19, 2016
    • McGyver September 12, 2016
      • Penrod September 17, 2016
      • Beach'n September 17, 2016
    • Stardust September 12, 2016
      • DaisyK September 13, 2016
        • Anon September 13, 2016
          • DaisyK September 13, 2016
          • Anon September 13, 2016
  7. Shepherdess September 12, 2016
    • Shepherdess September 12, 2016
    • NRP September 12, 2016
    • Stardust September 12, 2016
    • me September 12, 2016
    • Vickie September 19, 2016
  8. Anon September 12, 2016
    • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
      • JJ September 12, 2016
        • Nihilist September 12, 2016
      • Anon September 12, 2016
    • Delr September 12, 2016
  9. Red-bearded Viking September 12, 2016
    • sandismom September 12, 2016
      • Red-bearded Viking September 12, 2016
        • Anonymous September 12, 2016
  10. aka September 12, 2016
    • DaisyK September 12, 2016
      • Anon September 12, 2016
        • DaisyK September 12, 2016
    • So Cal Gal September 12, 2016
    • NRP September 12, 2016
      • TPSnodgrass September 12, 2016
      • Bill Jenkins Horse September 13, 2016
  11. Lauren September 12, 2016
  12. JD September 12, 2016
  13. grandee September 12, 2016
  14. Gery Lensman September 12, 2016
    • Grey Lensman September 12, 2016
      • NRP September 12, 2016
        • Grey Lensman September 12, 2016
  15. Nickie September 12, 2016
    • DaisyK September 12, 2016
    • poorman September 12, 2016
  16. A Patriot September 12, 2016
  17. Bill G September 12, 2016
  18. aka September 12, 2016
    • JJ September 13, 2016
  19. McGyver September 12, 2016
  20. PQT September 12, 2016
    • Anon September 12, 2016
    • 11HE9 September 12, 2016
  21. icecathook September 12, 2016
  22. CalPrepper September 12, 2016
    • me September 12, 2016
    • poorman September 12, 2016
  23. kynase September 12, 2016
    • Grey Lensman September 12, 2016
    • antique collector September 12, 2016
  24. aka September 12, 2016
  25. me September 12, 2016
  26. 21Bravo September 12, 2016
  27. TPSnodgrass September 12, 2016
    • S.Lynn September 12, 2016
  28. novosibirsk September 12, 2016
  29. aka September 12, 2016
    • Lauren September 12, 2016
  30. aka September 13, 2016
  31. Youngest Of 3 September 13, 2016
  32. Anonymous September 13, 2016
  33. Youngest Of 3 September 13, 2016
  34. Bill Jenkins Horse September 13, 2016
    • antique collector September 13, 2016
      • Bill Jenkins Horse September 13, 2016
        • aka September 13, 2016
    • Pinal Prepper September 15, 2016
  35. CaliRefugee September 13, 2016
  36. Pieface September 13, 2016
    • So Cal Gal September 13, 2016
  37. anonymous September 13, 2016
  38. Country Girl in Suburbia September 13, 2016
  39. JJ September 13, 2016
  40. Grannyo September 14, 2016
  41. aka September 14, 2016
  42. Anonymous September 14, 2016
    • Anonymous September 14, 2016
  43. aka September 14, 2016
  44. CaliRefugee September 15, 2016
    • Bill Jenkins Horse September 15, 2016
  45. partly prepped September 15, 2016
Click here to vote for MSB -Top Prepper Website

Visit our TERMS OF USE & Comment Policy

For off-topic discussion, visit the latest:
'Weekly Preparedness' post

For the most recent comments from all articles:
'Recent Comments' page

Leave a Reply

Email optional - will not be published
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!