Disasters can happen where you have to rely on your food supplies at home. Getting together some survival food isn’t as complex as it might seem. Having the best emergency survival foods, those that won’t spoil but still offer good nutrition, are the ones to keep stored for those unpredictable situations.
High Quality Survival Foods
Survival food bars
You can get these in 3600 calorie per day packs. It won’t be the best tasting but they will store awhile and provide massive calories. Also looking into bicyclist and backpacker’s bars as those are high in calories and require no preparation.
Freeze dried survival food
There are Made Ready to Eat meals and others that are freeze dried and can be stored for long periods of time.
Brown rice offers a bit more nutrition than white rice and will keep your blood sugar from spiking as much.
Beans are high in protein which is a good option when meat might not be as available.
You don’t want your food to taste bland. Keep extra seasonings to provide extra tastes.
Sprout seeds can be stored for 2 to 3 years and can be grown in a jar in less than a week. Keep these seeds on hand to provide fresh greens which are some of the most nutritious food ever.
Food Storage Strategies
It’s best to store the food you already eat. Start rotating a stock of food that you already have so that you don’t have to worry as much about long term storage and expiration dates.
Keep bottles of frozen water in the freezer. This will keep the temperature of the food down if you lose power allowing you to enjoy the foods you already have at home first before using your stored food. This also provides an additional water source once thawed.
Try to focus on basic goods over commercially packaged products. They have their place in food storage, but eventually these will expire where you can always be using the basic goods in normal day to day life.
Consider gardening as an option to make your stored food last much longer. A garden can extend the life of your stored food by quite a bit especially during the growing months.
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Need more survival food ideas? Check out this comprehensive blog post on 35 Survival Foods to Stockpile & How to Get Started