How to Create a Well-Stocked Homestead Pantry

how to create a well stocked prepper homestead pantry

Creating a well stocked homestead pantry is an essential when it comes to creating a self-sufficient, ready-for-anything, prepared lifestyle. Whether you’re new to homesteading, new to prepping, or are looking to improve your self-sufficiency game, read on to discover How to Create a Well-Stocked Homestead Pantry.

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You don’t have to create a well-stocked pantry overnight

Sure, it would be nice to wake up to the perfect well-stocked pantry. However, creating a well-stocked pantry doesn’t have to happen overnight. You can build your pantry one ingredient at a time. One purchase at a time.

You can slowly replace items with more useful items, as you run out. You can also replace items with less expensive or better quality items–or add to your pantry stash.

Advantages of having a well-stocked pantry

*you have ingredients you need on hand to make most anything (or to improvise well)

*less frequent shopping needed

*you can buy in bulk, which often means you can save money

*healthier eating, heathier lifestyle

The Perfect Ingredients to Create a Well-Stocked Homestead Pantry


  • flour (all purpose, bread, whole wheat, or 65, 55, 45; *gluten free, if you require GF)
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • yeast
  • cream of tarter
  • cornstarch (or arrowroot)
  • cornmeal
  • powdered eggs
  • powdered milk
  • guar gum
  • Xanthan Gum (*if you require GF)
  • tapioca flour (*if you require GF)
  • potato starch (*if you require GF)
  • white or brown rice flower (*if you require GF)
  • baking cocoa
  • shredded coconut
  • baking chips (e.g., chocolate, butterscotch)
  • baking bars of chocolate
  • vanilla (pure or extract)


  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • agave
  • white sugar
  • brown sugar (light, brown)
  • confectioner’s sugar
  • molasses


  • rice (brown, white, sushi)
  • risotto
  • quinoa
  • rolled oats (*gluten free, if you require GF)
  • quick oats (*gluten free, if you require GF)
  • barley
  • pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, lasagne noodles, egg noodles – *gluten free, if you require GF)
  • popcorn


  • garbanzo beans (chickpeas) – dried or canned
  • kidney beans – dried or canned
  • pinto beans – dried or canned
  • black beans – dried or canned
  • other favorite beans, dried or canned, as desired
  • lentils


  • coffee (whole bean or ground)
  • tea
  • hot chocolate
  • white wine (for cooking)


You can make some of these condiments yourself, like mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish, but it is also helpful to have them on hand, just in case or when you’re in a pinch.

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard (yellow, Dijon)
  • Relish

Oils & Vinegars

  • olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • white vinegar
  • apple cider vinegar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • rice vinegar
  • wine vinegar


  • almonds (whole, sliced)
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • sunflower seeds
  • pumpkin seeds
  • peanuts
  • peanut butter


  • salt (non-iodized, sea)
  • pepper
  • Italian / mixed spices
  • Garlic Powder
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Dried Onion
  • Dried Chives
  • Curry Powder
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Red Pepper
  • Cloves (whole, ground)
  • Ginger (ground)
  • Nutmeg (ground)
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin
  • Cinnamon (sticks, ground)

Helpful Kitchen Gadgets to Complement Your Pantry

Drop a comment below. I’d love to hear what you think about this well stocked pantry list. What is missing? Anything you think could be left off the list?

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