Canned Tuna

Food Storage Essentials - Week 5 - Canned Tuna. Tuna is a great addition to your long term food storage plan. Go get some today!
Food Storage Essentials – Canned Tuna

This week I want you to buy canned tuna. At Walmart I found a 10-pack of Bumble Bee chunk light tuna in water, for $10.28. The generic is a little cheaper, so you can even get more for your $10 budget! Canned tuna is delicious and nutritious, and easy to store for a very long time with no extra prep. Tuna can be added to casseroles, soups or stews, or just eaten on crackers for an easy, protein-packed snack.

Nutritional value

Tuna is an excellent source of protein, selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B. It is fairly low in fat, especially if you get a variety canned in water instead of oil. Canned tuna is also very high in Omega-3 fatty acids. It is wonderful for brain, heart, and eye health. Because of its amazing nutritional value, it is a very valuable addition to your complete food storage plan.

Long term storage

Tuna is super easy to store. You don’t have to do anything extra, and it will last for years. Keep it in a cool, dry location to take full advantage of its long shelf life. I would suggest also writing the purchase date on the cans with a permanent marker so you know which ones to use first. The cans stack perfectly, making canned tuna perfect for long term storage.


Canned tuna is even easier to prepare. You can just put some on crackers for a snack, or with mayonnaise on bread for a quick sandwich. You could go even further and make it into a casserole if you have other ingredients available like pasta, some kind of cream-based soup, and cheese.

Go out and buy some tuna today. If you find a better deal, won’t you please let me know? I love to find good deals on my food storage essentials!



  1. Do you have any more essentials posted…. I like how you show you can stock up slowly each week for around $10. I only saw about 6 posted, but in your table of contents the essentials posts are not listed. I have to go to the bottom of the page to find them

    1. Hi Diane, unfortunately I don’t have any more posted. This topic didn’t seem to interest many people so I moved away from it. You definitely want to get food that your family usually eats. Rice and beans are great staples, and together they form a complete protein. Pasta is a great filler that you can pair with many other meats/veggies/sauces. Oats are filling and can make a little bit of hamburger go a long way. I also have a post that lists 52 items to add to your food storage, you can see it at Hope this helps!

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