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 matter 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 syrup may crystallize over time, but 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 airtight 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. You may need to repackage bagged cornstarch 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 a lid on tight.
8. Alcohol and hard liquor
All distilled spirits like vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, tequila, and others will never spoil, even after opening repeatedly.
To keep: Store in a cool, dark area away from any heat source or direct sunlight. Keep the bottle closed when not in use.
Sugar comes in many varieties and whether you have white, brown, or powdered, all will last simply because sugar will not support bacterial growth.
To keep: Place in an airtight container or heavy-duty plastic bag. Store in a cool, dry area.
White, arborio, wild, basmati and jasmine rice 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 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 airtight.