January 7

Survival Food Supplies: Be Prepared For The Next Disaster

By Rob

January 7, 2022

If a disaster strikes, you may find yourself in need of survival food supplies.

But what are survival food supplies?

And how do you find them?

Being hungry is one of the most common problems for a survival situation.

In addition, hunger is one factor that influences a person's decision-making.

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This reason alone is why you need to learn as much as possible about survival food supplies.

Knowing how to survive on food alone can be a lifesaver in the long run.

Malnutrition and dehydration are two leading causes of death in most survival situations.

However, if you know how to efficiently and adequately store food, you can increase your chances of survival.

The post provides a detailed breakdown of what foods to store and how long they last.

Here are some basic things you might want to consider when shopping for survival food supplies.

What are the best foods to stock up on for emergencies?

This argument is popular among most preppers and mainly depends on your climate, budget, and taste.

However, there are a few basic staples that you should always have on hand.

Don't make the mistake of stocking up only on non-perishable foods.

Preppers should also have foods that can be eaten fresh or preserved for a long time.

A bag of fresh veggies that you could quickly eat will be more valuable than a bag full of potatoes that don't have a long shelf life.

It also will depend on how long you or your family are in this survival situation.

You would want to stock up on foods like rice, pasta, and beans that already have their own water, but that's not all you should stock.

dried foods for survival

Canned goods are excellent, but keep them in a sealed container with an airtight seal.

This way, you will get a much longer shelf life than what's on the label.

Canned meats will last for years if properly sealed, but vegetables should last about four or five months.

Canned vegetables (like green beans, corn, peas, and carrots) have only a little water inside and will last longer than canned meats.

Also, don't forget foods like granola bars, fruit strips, and beef jerky are excellent choices, and don't forget to add the trail mix.

Trail mix is a must and one of my favorites.

How long will my food last?

It all depends on how much food you and your family eat.

In some cases, it may be a good idea to ration your food in the beginning until you get a better idea of how long it all will last.

For example, if you're a family of five and eat one meal a day for three weeks, your food will last you for three weeks.

Some basic guidelines are: 

  • A six-month food supply will require around 180 cans or 720 pouches. 
  • 3 Canned Foods: MREs and freeze-dried goods are more expensive than pasta, stew, and chili. 

They're typically ready to consume straight from the can without the need for any additional water, and cans are rodent and insect-proof.

Foods that will last a few months are:

  • Dried beans
  • Nuts
  • Granola bars
  • Dried potatoes
  • Beef jerky
  • Fruit strips
  • Dry pasta

For those foods that can last a year or longer, you can double or triple the amount you have.

Carry a smart survival guide

A smart survivalist will often carry a smart guide.

The smart guide is a book of survival tips explicitly written to be eaten by people during a crisis period.

Knowing what food to eat or not to eat and how to prepare it can be the difference between survival and perishing.

Learning how to forage for food can be the most crucial skill you can learn.

smart survival guide

So, these guides will offer guidance on how and what you can forage.

Most of these guides will tell you what kind of foods are edible, which ones are not, and how to prepare them so that they're edible.

You want to be able to know whether certain mushrooms, nuts, berries, roots, and seeds are okay to eat or not.

If you have kids, make sure they're carrying smart guides.

That way, everyone is on the same page.

For example, you don't want you, child, just picking any old type of berries or mushrooms thinking that they are good to eat.

We all know that kids tend to put things or food in their mouths that don't belong, LOL, so please educate them and keep an eye on them.

I think you get the point on what I am trying to say.

To sum it up

Hunger is one of the most common problems in a survival situation.

Remember that starving for food is the main factor influencing people's decision-making process.

This is why you want to learn about food supplies for survival situations.

Knowing how to survive on your own without any outside assistance will make it more likely for you and those who care about you to stay alive during tough times.

If we know anything, it's that there's no time like the present.

You never know what could happen tomorrow; prepare today by learning everything you possibly can about surviving off of sustenance alone.

If you plan to endure for longer than six months, you might consider growing your own survival garden.

This way, you will be prepared for any situation. In my mind, this all comes down to common sense.

You don't want to panic. Just make sure you have the essential things in place, and you should be fine.

Start small and prepare for a month first.

Let the situation play out, and then you can adapt.

Don't forget, an intelligent survivalist will be patient.

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