Food List

Originally published in 2016, here is a list of the things I keep in my home pantry. Note, we have re-acquired chickens and now hold around 125-150 birds at any given time.

I keep 12-15 cans of the following in my pantry at all times and rotate the oldest forward. Throughout the week we make a list on the fridge of any cans we use. Weekly my wife and I go to the store and replace what ever we’ve taken out of the stores.

This list can seem really daunting at first and expensive to acquire. However, we built it up over time. $10 in cans here and $10 in dry goods there.

Only thing we purchase from the store is bi-weekly meat or dairy purchases. We kept 40 chickens up until a few months ago when a tornado destroyed a 4 y.o. laying flock. (40 was excessive but we bartered and sold the eggs with locals.)

Alcohols and other comforts are also rotated out as needed or used. Same with 10gal fresh water.

Canned Goods
  • Corn
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Potatoes
  • Rotel
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Tomato Crushed
  • Black Beans
  • Dark Red Kidney
  • Light Kidney
  • Tuna
  • Pinto
  • Chili Beans
  • Diced Italian Tomatoes (basil/garlic)
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Chickpeas
  • French Cut Green Beans
  • Sweet Peas
  • Indian Curry Paste - Maesri Curry Paste in red, green, yellow, and orange
  • 5lbs Pinto/Brown Rice/Red Rice/Basmati/Jasmine/Sugar/Salt/Flour (Bread, Self-rising,AP, Whole Wheat,Semolina) (each)
  • 20 or more ferments, cans, jars, etc…
  • Japanese Ramen Noodles or Vietnamese Pho Noodles (Enough for 10 people, not the microwave Maruchan kind)
  • Assorted Honey 3-5lbs
Assorted Fresh Vegetables
  • White/yellow/red onions
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Spring Onions
  • Carrots
  • Red/Green Cabbage
Sauces (Min. 1L per)
  • Siracha
  • Taylor Sherry/Port/Marsala
  • Korean Dark Soy
  • Myrin Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • White Vinegar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt - Kosher
  • Salt - Iodized
  • Whole Black Pepper
  • Whole Mixed Peppers
  • Powdered Onion
  • Dried Onion
  • Powdered Garlic
  • Garlic Salt
  • Onion Salt
  • Lawry’s Garlic Parsley Salt
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Cumin
  • Coriander Seed
  • Coriander Leaf Dried
  • Coriander Powder
  • Red Pepper Flake
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Mustard Seed
  • Mustard Powder
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Sodium Carbonate (soda w/ half carbon removed. Used to increase alkalinity in doughs, specifically Japanese Ramen Noodles)
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Marjoram
  • Garam Masala
  • Whole Clove
  • Curry Leaf
  • Dried Red Chilies
  • Dried Mushrooms