Surviving Food Shortages in an Apartment Anywhere in the World during Our Retire Early Lifestyle. If you live in a high rise or other apartment type with no green space or yard, you just have to make do with what you got. Survival foods come to mind when we think food shortages and high prices. In this video we take a closer look at some foods that are easy to prepare, inexpensive to buy and nutritious to boot. They also have a very long shelf life. We have all three of these stockpiled in our apartment just in case. Best to be prepared! Take care everyone!