Hoarding can get a bad rap. It can be seen as a negative thing. But in these times, in this economy, having items on hand can be a lifesaver.
Consider stocking up on:
- 2-week supply of non-perishable food
- 1–2 week supply of water — one gallon of water per person, per day.
- Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- First aid kit and manual.
- Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper).
- Spices such as cinnamon, cloves, allspice, sage, parsley etc.
- Applesauce and other fruit purees
- Canned fruit in water
- Frozen fruit
- Dried fruit
- Canned vegetables (i.e., green beans, carrots, peas, diced tomatoes, pumpkin puree), low-sodium if possible
- Canned vegetable-based soups and chilis, low-sodium if possible
- Frozen vegetables (i.e, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus)
- Jarred tomato sauce
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- Tuna or salmon, canned or in a pouch
- Chicken or turkey, canned or in a pouch
- Frozen fish, such as shrimp or individually portioned pieces of salmon
- Lentils, canned or vacuum-sealed
- Eggs and egg beaters
- Dry or canned beans
- Brown rice
- Ancient grains (i.e., quinoa, farro)
- Instant oatmeal packets/cups
- Shelf-stable boxes of milk (shelf-stable varieties are available for regular and non-dairy milk)
- Olive oil
- Low-sugar electrolyte drinks