22 Foods That Last Forever!
There are many foods that, if stored properly, will last forever, or at least longer than you will. The following list of 22 foods are the most popular we have found and we believe at least a few of these should be in your emergency food storage.
Pure honey is delicious and over time it may change color or even crystallize however do not throw it out. Even after many years in storage and virtually no mater what it looks like, it is still good.
To keep: Store in a cool, dry area and keep the lid on tight. Should it crystallize simply reconstitute with warm water and stir the honey until the crystals dissolve.
No matter what type of salt you have it will last forever and will never go stale.
To keep: Store in a cool, dark environment and keep the lid tightly closed.
4. Maple Syrup
Make certain you have 100% pure maple syrup. Like honey some may crystallize over time however it will save forever and the flavor will remain intact.
To keep: Refrigerate after opening but for long-term storage you can freeze it as long as it is in an air tight container.
To keep: Store in a cool dry place with lid on tight.
Perfect for making sauces thicker and making pudding stiffer, cornstarch will last a lifetime.
To keep: Store in a cool dry area and you may need to repackage the contents into a longer lasting container.
7. Distilled White Vinegar
Perfect for marinade, sauces and dressings, white distilled vinegar will remain unchanged for many years.
To keep: Store in a cool dry area and keep lid on tight.
8. Alcohol and hard liquor
All distilled spirits like vodka, rum, gin, whisky, tequila and others will never spoil, not even after opening repeatedly.
To keep: Store in a cool dark area away from any heat source or direct sunlight. Keep bottle closed when not in use.
Sugar comes in many varieties and whether you have white, brown or powdered all will last simply because it will not support bacterial growth.
To keep: Place in an airtight container or heavy duty plastic bag. Store in a cool dry area.
White, aborio, wild, basmati and jasmine all will last forever if kept free from contaminants.
To keep: store in a cool dry area. Once opened place the rice in a heavy duty resealable freezer bag and store in the freezer.
11. Powdered Milk
Just add water and you have milk. Powdered milk should be in every emergency food kit.
To keep: Store in an airtight container in a cool dry area.
12. Ramen Noodles
A favorite among college students is also a perfect emergency food in that they can last for decades.
To keep: Store in a cool dry area. Most types are individually packaged so check on the condition of the package as sometimes they are not air tight.