Food is critical to our survival. Without it we will die. It is important that we are prepared with as much food for our families as possible. Here we will look at many different options to diversify your prepper supplies.
One of the best things that you can have as a prepper is seed. With vegetable seeds you will be able to grow your own food and sustain yourself and your family for a longer period of time. Stock up on vegetable seed when they go on sale at the end of the season. It is important to thing about your climate and what grows well there.
If you live in a climate with cold winters, you want to stock up on things that will last throughout the winter once they are harvested. Beets, carrots and other root vegetables are very important in addition to regular summer vegetables.
Stocking up on canning equipment is not a bad idea either. While you may not have the ability to can your vegetables, there is a possibility that you might. You don’t want to discount the possibility of having healthy organic food for your family.
Dried foods are great, because they generally last for a very long time. There are many different types of dried protein available. You can also easily find dried fruits and berries are abundant in local supermarkets. You can also forage for them and dry them yourself. While eating beef jerky and dried apples every day doesn’t sound to appetizing, it will provide you with the nutrition that you need to survive. Dried foods are also lightweight and easily portable.
Amazingly, you can find just about any food in a can. Canned food is great provided you don’t have to leave on foot. It is not likely that you will be able to carry many cans with you in a bug out situation. It is important not to create your entire supply of food from canned foods.
Stock up on canned proteins. Tuna, beef, chicken, pork and turkey can all be found in a can. Even bacon, taco meat and hamburger can be found in a can. Some people find the idea of canned meat repulsive; however in a survival situation, it isn’t really about how it tastes. It’s not a bad idea to try some different canned meats first to see what your family prefers. Most canned meats have a very long shelf life. When stored properly they can last up to 10 years or longer.
You may want to invest in some canned ‘luxury” item. Right now companies are offering canned cheese, bread, butter and crab. These items are great to mix it up a bit, when you get tired of eating beef jerky and chicken in a can.
Many verities of beans can be found in cans, so stock up. Beans are filling and can provide great nutrition (just hope you are not bugging out in a tent with a family of 5). You can use beans to make your meat go further in soups and stews. You can also use them to create a paste for dips.
While there are many different food options for survivalist to choose from, it is important to be realistic. Choose foods and meals that you think your family would like to eat and foods that have a long shelf life. Start compiling a list of survival recipes and have your family try them from time to time. You never know you might just have a new family favorite!