Planning Ahead: Survival Food Tips
Have you been thinking about storing up survival food in case of a disaster or crisis?
If so, the first thing you should do is lay out your plan. A preparedness plan includes evacuation as well as storing up food. So think in terms of what you have on hand if you are stranded in your own home. But also think about what you should have in a cache that you can take with you (like a survival backpack).
In this article we will focus on the storing of items that you need to have in your home in case you are stranded there and cut off from the outside world bug out bag.
First Things First: Water
Water is the basic, most essential thing you must have stocked to be able to survive any crisis – short-term or long-term. Having enough on hand for each family member for at least a week will increase your chances for survival exponentially. One gallon, per person, per day is the rule of thumb. Remember, it’s not just for drinking – it’s for cooking, for brushing your teeth, for basic cleanliness, for wound cleansing. You have no real idea how much water you use per day when it’s coming from the faucets in your house! Store water, lots of water. Just make it a point to pick up some each time to go to the grocery store. You will never be sorry that you have plenty of water available in a crisis.
Easy Survival Foods: Canned Goods
Soups are perfect, it’s a meal in a can. Although you should watch the salt content or you will need more water than normal. So buy the non-condensed, low sodium varieties with pop tops and you will be in great shape! Add plenty of vegetables and fruits for a treat. You can get your sweet tooth satisfied with some canned peaches or mixed fruit, and it will also give you a quick energy boost because of the sugar. Be creative here, get a variety of things canned. Don’t get caught with nothing but green beans and corn.
Long-Term Survival Foods: Freeze Dried Products
You can get some MREs to help you get through the toughest part of a disaster. But, they are not for every day. And you will get tired of them, so use them as a supplement to your other foodstuffs. They are quick and easy, so if you are on the move, these are an excellent source of energy and sustenance. You can also get many freeze-dried fruits, even consider trail mixes. Trail mixes are usually full of nuts and dried fruits – a good source of protein and energy foods.
With just a little bit of planning, you can stock up some needed items without breaking the bank or overflowing your available storage space.