My girlfriend, Sarah, and I have been putting dried food like beans, rice and noodles into long term storage. This lets us have food in an emergency if we lose our jobs or if the price of food goes up. Best case scenario we can eat it after we retire. With the way food prices have increased in the past this is a pretty safe investment. And, unlike stocks and bonds, you can eat it in a crisis.
In this video I talk about our strategy for canning food to go with the long term stuff to make it more palatable and to make easy meals now instead of just getting fast food all the time when we are in a hurry.
My late wife and I did something similar. I am very thankful that we did because having canned food available let me spend more time with her before she passed with out having to look for work.