20+ Items Everyone Should Be Hoarding

3 min readFeb 7

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
  • 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)
  • Oats
  • 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

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