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The Prepper Pantry – Your Questions Answered

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Today, I am answering your pressing questions about How to Stock the Prepper Pantry. After my special three-part Prepper Pantry Series, I had so many outstanding questions! I was able to answer many queries in the comments section of each video. However, there were two important areas where I had the most inquiries, so I decided to create a video to share my thoughts with you.

Real-Time Prepper Pantry Questions

My thanks to everyone for the comments you added to the three videos in the Prepper Pantry series. I enjoyed all of them, and I especially loved those viewers who were leaving me questions in the comments while they were shopping at their local grocery store! Now that is dedication!!

With my replies to your video comments, I hope I was able to help in a timely fashion so that you were able to find the right products—or a close substitute—to stock your Prepper Pantry!

Protein Foods and Nutrient-Dense Snacks

When it comes to stocking your Prepper Pantry with long-term, shelf-stable foods, the two most pressing questions dealt with protein foods and nutrient-dense snacks. In my questions and answers video, I review some of the best shelf-stable protein foods for all palettes, and I share multiple options for all budgets.

And when it comes to snacks—yes, you were all spot on. It’s all about finding those foods that are not only shelf-stable but are also nutrient-dense or nutrient-rich. These types of snacks will sustain you and your family during those times of hard work between meals. As one of you shared with me, trekking through a half-mile of snow (and back home again!) to get to the barn to tend to the animals requires some high-calorie, nutrient-rich foods!

Food Storage 101 for Your Prepper Pantry

In addition to the questions that I cover in this video, check out Peggy Layton’s helpful book, Food Storage 101. This book discusses the types of foods you need to stock your Prepper Pantry. Plus, Peggy provides a clear plan on how to go about stocking your pantry using helpful charts, lists, and more! It’s everything a prepper heart could want.

Prepper Pantry Video Series

In addition to the questions that I cover in this video, be sure to watch my Prepper Pantry video series, if you haven’t had a chance to do so:

  1. What is a Prepper Pantry? And Why We All Need One.
  2. How to Stock Your Prepper Pantry with Real Food
  3. How to Stock Your Prepper Pantry for $5 a Week with a Prepper Pantry Grocery List

Pantry List for Your Prepper Pantry

My Traditional Foods Pantry List is exactly what you need to get started stocking your Four Corners Pantry, which consists of your:

  • Main Working Pantry
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Extended Pantry (also known as your Prepper Pantry).

This pantry list is especially helpful if you are at the beginning of your journey in transitioning from a processed foods kitchen to a Traditional Foods Kitchen.

And best of all—It’s FREE! And did I mention…it 36 pages long! This free eBook contains lots of food lists, information about traditional foods, and links to all my different videos that show you how to make traditional foods, including bone broth, cultured dairy, ferments, sourdough, and more!

Shelf-Stable Recipe Videos

You can certainly buy many shelf-stable foods to stock your Prepper Pantry, but did you know that you can actually make many types of foods homemade! And you can make them with much more wholesome ingredients. I show you how in the videos below.

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Favorite Food Storage Supplies

When it comes to keeping the foods fresh in a Prepper Pantry for as long as possible, these are some of my favorite supplies:

Favorite Nutrient-Dense Snack Foods

Here are some of the nutrient-dense snack foods that I talk about in my prepper pantry questions answered video. Do you have these types of foods in your long-term storage?

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