Crackers are a great vehicle for other things you may have on hand, such as nut butter or cheese. Whole grains will be more satiating. It can always be taken by spoons, in Pb&js, in cookies or with apples. Canned meats, which last at least two years in the pantry, generally provide essential protein.
Vacuum packed bags have a shorter shelf life, but will last at least six months, says Diane Van, manager of the USDA meat and poultry hotline. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers bottled water to have an unlimited shelf life if it is properly produced and not opened. These foods can be found in the canned food section of the supermarket, but dry products, such as dried meats and fruits, are commonly found in baked goods, such as cookies, cereals and granola, which are also stable.