The Coronavirus or Covid-19 as it now being called could turn out to be one of the most dangerous and destructive viruses that have erupted over the last century. There are certain precautions everyone should take including building up a sufficient supply of foods.
As a vegan you will find that it is very easy to build up a sufficient amount of dry goods that can see you through possibly the dangerous period when the virus is spreading throughout the world.
Erik from Vegan.com has compiled a list of what you should stock up with. And if the Coronavirus fizzles out, you’ll still be able to eat everything that you have stockpiled in your grocery cupboard.
it’s possible if not probable that the virus will spread massively over the next week or two. If that’s the case, people will panic and grocery shelves will be bare. Plus, it may be risky to spend time in indoor public spaces like supermarkets. With that in mind, I’ve been gradually accumulating a couple of months’ worth of food. A couple of friends asked me for a list of what I’ve purchased, and I thereby realized that this is a valuable list for any Vegan.com reader. So, I present to you what’s probably the world’s first vegan prepping food guide.
For anyone preparing for food supply disruptions, it’s good to know that vegan prepping is remarkably easy. The most convenient, inexpensive, and imperishable pantry foods are nearly all vegan.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Erik decided to buy a couple of month’s worth of food for myself so I could stay out of grocery stores. My goal was to get as many calories and as much protein as cheaply as possible, using foods that don’t require refrigeration. Dr. John Campbell’s YouTube channel has been my primary source of information throughout this developing pandemic, and I highly recommend his work.
Chris Martenson promotes the idea of keeping a “deep pantry.” Instead of buying revolting buckets of pre-made processed food marketed to apocalyptic preppers, you can buy cheap grains, beans, and nuts—all foods that should be key parts of your diet anyway. If the four horsemen of the apocalypse don’t come trotting in, you can then eat up this food anyway over a period of months so that none of it goes to waste.
If you’ve decided to stock up on food, you’ll find the below list helpful. It’ll ensure you don’t forget anything important and obvious.
Essential Foods for Vegan Prepping
Here are the items I purchased to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic, which I expect to easily cover my calorie and protein needs for a couple of months:
- dried beans (pintos, garbanzos, lentils, split peas)—5 kilograms
- whole grain pasta (spaghetti, macaroni, etc)—5 kilograms
- brown rice—3 kilograms
- white rice—3 kilograms
- nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews)—3 kilograms
- nut butter—3 kilograms
- oats or dried porridge mix—2 kilograms
- 4 big jars of tomato sauce
- 4 liters olive oil
- A case of shelf-stable (doesn’t need refrigeration) soy milk
- nutritional yeast
- tamari and whatever other sauces you like
- spices and salt
- jar of Indian mango pickle
Many of these products are available in bulk-sized containers from Amazon.com. That may enable you to acquire what you need without having to risk contagion by visiting a supermarket.
Finally, in the event that your water supply gets interrupted, make sure your drinking water needs are covered for at least a few weeks.
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