Survival situations can happen at any time, whether it’s a natural disaster, a prolonged power outage, or being lost in the wilderness. In such situations, having access to the right kinds of food can be the difference between life and death. Here are the top ten
- Rice – Rice is a great source of carbohydrates and can provide energy to keep you going. It also has a long shelf life, making it ideal for storing in bulk.
- Beans – Beans are a good source of protein and fiber, and they can also be stored for a long time. They’re also versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes.
- Canned meat – Canned meats such as tuna, chicken, and beef can provide protein and other essential nutrients. They also have a long shelf life, making them perfect for emergency situations.
- Peanut butter – Peanut butter is a good source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. It can also be stored for a long time and can be eaten on its own or used as an ingredient in other dishes.
- Dried fruit – Dried fruit is a great source of vitamins and minerals and can provide a quick energy boost. It also has a long shelf life and can be stored easily.
- Nuts and seeds – Nuts and seeds are a good source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber. They can also provide energy and are easy to store.
- Jerky – Jerky is a good source of protein and can last a long time. It’s also lightweight and easy to pack, making it a great option for outdoor activities.
- Canned vegetables – Canned vegetables can provide essential vitamins and minerals and are easy to store. They can also be used in a variety of dishes.
- Instant oatmeal – Instant oatmeal is a good source of carbohydrates and can be prepared quickly and easily. It’s also lightweight and easy to pack.
- Honey – Honey is a great natural sweetener and can be used to add flavor to a variety of dishes. It also has antibacterial properties and can be used to treat minor cuts and wounds.
In addition to these ten survival foods, it’s also important to have access to clean water and other essential supplies such as first aid kits, flashlights, and batteries. By preparing ahead of time and having the right supplies on hand, you can increase your chances of survival in an emergency situation.
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
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