5 Easy Ways to Start Your DIY Food Pantry

DIY food pantry

If you have done any research on how to be a proper or create your own prepper pantry, you have no doubt seen hundreds of pages of material for people that already seem to know what to do. This can be a bit overwhelming for the beginner prepper; but do not be discouraged! Starting a prepper pantry does not have to be as difficult as you think. There are actually plenty of ways to easily start and maintain your own prepper pantry.

Start Small

Do not try to buy out the whole canned goods aisle at once. Instead, buy a few extra cans of what you would normally buy. Grab a few gallons of water to store. Just getting a few extra things every time, you shop can really add up. Just make sure you have enough space to store the extras you get.

Choose the Right Space

A prepper pantry should be in a cool, dry area. Avoid garages and attics, since these places can get really humid and hot as temperatures fluctuate outside. You should also choose a place that has plenty of room for shelving, and is safe from vermin or pests that can destroy your stock.


Try out some easy recipes with shelf stable foods you have not tried yet. If you find yourself in a position to need your prepper pantry, you will be glad to have a bit of variety in your diet. Try new things, and add extras to your pantry as you discover things you and your family enjoy.

Remember the Basics

Water, rice, pasta, beans, peanut butter, canned fruits and veggies, vitamins, and supplements can seem like no-brainers. However, sometimes the most basic supplies can be forgotten because they are so obvious. You will want to be sure you have plenty of foods with lots of protein and nutritional value. Empty calories have no place in a prepper pantry.

DIY Shelf Stable Foods

Pickling and drying out foods is actually a very easy process thanks to modern technology and appliances. One of the best parts about this is that you can preserve your favorite things all by yourself! With a little bit of practice and the right tools, you can preserve meats, fruits, and vegetables for your daily AND prepper pantry.

Now that you know the five easiest ways to start your very own prepper pantry, go forth and prep! Once you take that first step and give it a try, you will see just how easy it can be to prepare for anything that comes your way.