1.Wheat. Once ground, it’s the building block for varieties of bread, tortillas, flat bread, pizza crust and more.
2.Rice. On its’ own, it’s a side dish. Mixed with herbs and a vegetable or two, it’s a simple main dish. It’s a great meal-stretcher when topped with, or served alongside, main dishes such as a stir fry. Note: brown rice contains oils which will become rancid after six months or so.
3.Dried milk. Without electricity, fresh milk will go bad in hours. In an emergency situation, fresh will be difficult to come by unless you own a cow or a goat. Dried milk provides not only milk to drink, but milk to use as an ingredient in other dishes.
4.Salt. Stock up on table salt at your local Sam's or Costco. It’s inexpensive and has multiple uses.
5.Beans. Buy canned beans and dry beans in different varieties. Versatile, economical and a good source of fiber.
6.Tomatoes. Canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, tomato puree, etc. Watch for them on sale and then grab a few dozen cans. They’re the basis for salsas, soups, stews, and sauces.
7.Other canned veggies and fruit. These will help provide important nutrients, variety to your recipes, and have a very long shelf life. If you can’t stomach canned veggies, try dehydrating your own or purchasing freeze-dried.
8.Peanut butter. High in protein, yummy on warm, freshly made bread! Add some honey and you have a winner!
9.Oil. Canola, olive, peanut, corn and sunflower oil you will need cooking oil.
10.Dried pasta. Another meal stretcher and a kid-pleasing dish any day of the week.
11.Sugar( white and brown) and honey
12. Dried Oats. For a hot bowl of oatmeal
13.Spices, Seasonings and Herbs. This will add flavor to your food.
Info from thesurvivalmom