22 Foods That Will Last FOREVER!

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13. Canned goods
Most can goods are ideal as they can last for over 30 years! Once opened, however, you will need to use right away as you can not save them any longer than normal leftover foods.

To keep: Nearly all can goods should be stored in a cool, dry area.

14. Peanut Butter
Get the kind of peanut butter that does not have to be refrigerated. These can last over a year in normal room temperatures.

To keep: Store in cool,  dry area for best results.

15. Soy Sauce
Unopened soy sauce can last for many years.

To keep: Store in a cool, dry area.

16. Dried Beans
Virtually all dried beans can be stored indefinitely when stored properly. In a study at B.Y.U., 80% of a study panel concluded that beans that were stored for 30 years were acceptable. The beans were stored in #10 cans with all air removed.

To keep: Store in airtight containers in a cool, dark area.
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17. Wheat
A staple of most diets, wheat can be stored for an extended period of time and perhaps decades if done properly.

To keep: Store in airtight containers in a cool, dry area.

18. Baking Soda
Baking soda is an important ingredient in many recipes and storing it is key in having it last.

To keep: Baking soda, when left sealed, will last indefinitely. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area.

19. Bouillon
Beef, Chicken and various other flavor bouillon can be stored for years.

To keep: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area.

20. Non-Carbonated Soda
Many dinks like sport drinks, juices, vitamin water, and bottled water will last for years if stored properly. You will notice a loss of flavor over time but the liquid will still be safe to drink if you follow the following storage advice.

To keep: Store all liquids in a cool, dry area away from sunlight or any heat source.

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21. Instant coffee, Tea, and Cocoa
Storing these favorites will definitely keep up the morale in a survial situation. Instant coffee that is vacuum freeze-dried will last forever if kept in a dry airtight container. As for all three, they must be kept away from any moisture.

To keep: For instant coffee, store in an airtight container. For teas and cocoas, you will want to add desiccant packets and/or oxygen absorbing packets and vacuum seal in a new package.

22. Dried Corn
Corn has a virtual plethora of uses and is a staple of many diets. Drying fresh corn is actually very easy and you can store it like you would beans.

To keep: Store in an airtight container and keep in a cool, dry area.

This is by no means a complete list. We would love to hear what items you’ve found that keep well for years. Leave your recommendations in the comments below. 

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