37 Food Items You Need

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There are many people willing to take your money on the Internet. Because of the uncertainty of the times, they play on your fears.

One gimmick that has been around for months is the “37 critical items you need to stay alive and healthy.” They warn, “You won’t be able to buy these later." The promo is somber and startling. If you follow the ad, the info they want to sell you is worth $97, but you can now purchase it for only $27. That’s a deal for sure. But I don’t believe the information they are selling is all that hard to obtain.

Do I encourage everyone to have a minimum of three WEEKS food storage? YES! Why? Grocery stores have only 3 to 4 DAYS of food. In an emergency, the shelves are stripped bare in hours.

One place to begin is to purchase double the food items you use every week (this of course does not include perishable produce). One for now, one for later. A second approach is to stock up on items, which are cleaned out just prior to a disaster. This takes some of the guesswork out of the food storage equation.

Begin by purchasing the 37 food items on the list below. Add in your most used items that are not on this list and you are well on your way to food storage! What items disappear from the shelves first when disaster hits? Not trying to sound like a fear monger, but do you have enough food to get through a crisis? Ask yourself if you'd be eating in a week if your food ran out today and the grocery shelves couldn’t be restocked.

So what are the “37 critical items” hocked in the ad? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. The 100 Items that disappear first in an emergency list is all you need.

I’ve gleaned the food items from the 100 list. (Hey, I’ve just saved you $27!) Here they are:

1. Vegetable oil

2. Honey

3. Sugar

4. Rice

5. Beans

6. Wheat

7. Milk (powered & condensed milk)

8. Canned tuna fish

9. Canned chicken

10. Canned fruit

11. Canned veggies

12. Canned tomatoes

13. Canned beans

14. Chicken stock/broth

15. Canned soup

16. Canned stew 1

7. Baking supplies

18. Peanut butter

19. Popcorn

20. Nuts

21. Soy sauce

22. Vinegar (apple cider vinegar)

23. Bouillon 

24. Tea 

25. Coffee

26. Salt

27. Baby food

28. Baby formula

29. Vitamins

30. Hot cocoa

31. Garlic

32. Freeze dried onions

33. Spices

34. Yeast

35. Pet food

36. Flour

37. Chewing gum & candy (I wouldn't include this one, but it was on the list. If nothing else, in an emergency these could be used for barter.)

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