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Okay, it was tougher than it is now.
You had to focus on what you were able to do before, but now the market is opening up. With the scares of the last fifty years and global media around the clock, 24/7/365, people finally realize that they need to plan for the worst-case scenarios.
We’re in prepper-ready food’s golden age. Let’s see the best of the best.
1. Dry Beans
Beans are like the superfood of nature, which trumps everything else.
Dried beans can be processed, For incredibly long periods of time. Sure, after a while you’re going to get sick of them, but they’re cheap and ultra-powerful.
Beans pack in protein, carbohydrates, and important vitamins and minerals needed to maintain various functions of the body.
You don’t have to buy a special bean mix from a prepper food company either; you can unobtrusively buy beans in small to medium batches, one at a time every time you go to the supermarket.
Just be sure to meet the criteria for storage temperature to avoid spoilage.
2. Preserved Rice
So what is preserved rice exactly? These are rice that is stored in an airtight container.
All white and brown rice are known to absorb massive amounts of humidity. I say, just look at how much cooking you need.
Preserving it can make it a quick meal that will fill you up. If you can, use brown rice over white.
Brown rice provides starch, but it also has fiber and helps to control your appetite all day long. It is believed to reduce high sugar in the blood and to avoid high cholesterol.
Besides all this, it tastes pretty good. If you’re used to white rice, it’s a change, but it can hold good flavors and spice, and it’s perfect on its own.
3. Pasta items
Pasta is a great food on the shelf as it is another starch element to combine with anything else to make a cold or hot pasta depending on what you want. These hover around the lifetime of the 8-30 year shelf for most commercially packed freeze-dried pasta.
Take a look at the store packs as some Italian pasta in their expiry dates vary very widely.
4. Canned Meats
Rice and protein powders are there, of course, but nothing beats getting it directly from the source.
For canned meat, there are some of you that might like the idea of eating canned meat, but after you eat it for the first time, it’s not so bad.
Like all other canned food, it’s packed. You just need to add some flavor to it.
Mixing this with other foods that we have mentioned here will not only round off your meal, it will also provide a pinnacle of nutrition that you will definitely need in a situation of survival.
Canned meat is expected to last more than five years, and sometimes more. If you are worried about preserving flavor, pay attention to the expiration dates.
5. Power Bars/Protein Bars
Quick, easy, doesn’t take more than five seconds to pull out of the wrapper — the perfect on – the-go companion.
Protein bars give you protein. Generally, you get about 20-30 grams from a single bar, and the human body only needs around 60 grams for an average sedentary man.
Obviously, you’ll on the trail and not exactly sedentary, but it’s still a good chunk out of what you’ll need in a day.
They ‘re relatively inexpensive to buy in bulk, but they don’t have the longest expiration dates. A few years at best.
So why is it always considered a good meal for prepper? It’s lightweight, easy, and ready to eat with no prep required.
6. Protein Powder
For one way or another, you need to get your protein.
You can freeze dry meat or carry jerky along, but doing so is often not wise (in part due to sodium content).
Alternatively, by producing a protein powder blend, you can get equal or greater amounts of protein.
Get bottles of water, clean and dry them out, and mix it with 16 oz of water.
Protein powder can also be used as a substitute for other foods, making supplementing meals with ingredients of lower quality a little easier. It will help any bit you can stretch.
7. Powdered Milk
You can get plenty of vitamin D from freezing dried milk, and it’s also a good protein supplement.
When you pack protein powder and have a good supply of water in your bug-out spot or shelter, pulverized milk will also be beneficial.
The thing about powdered milk is that sealing back up is hard. Essentially, once you open the box, you put a very short time limit on it.
If you can buy individual packets that would be the preferred choice rather than canisters.
It’s easy to rehydrate and tastes great with minimal effort.
8. Emergency Buckets
You really have research and read the reviews on these; they are being sold by lots of companies.
They do, however, serve a purpose. In reality, some brands make good freeze-dried food that will last for the packaging period of 25 + years. Others tastes like trash and don’t last long.
They are essential for long-term survival. Whether you plan for fallout or an underground bunker/shelter, then it’s great to have some of these handy.
9. Oats and Oatmeal
Oats provide a good amount of protein and taste great in virtually every dish you put in. It’s a great way when you’re on-the-go to keep food from being bland.
In addition to being high in fiber, in any storage state, it also lasts for ages. Even if it’s a slightly damp environment, you just need sealed containers and it’s going to be all right.
Between oats and instant oats, there is a distinction. The instant oats spoil faster (despite what labeling says), because most of them have flavor additives or cooking agents dependent on dairy.
Cooking agents are the pieces of powder that you see in a Quaker Instant Oats. They help boil the water faster and quickly cook the oats. Great for convenience, not long-term storage.
If you have kids in your group, then it’s vital they’ll have food that they can enjoy. The process of getting a kid to eat food they don’t want is terrible.
Time to Stock Up
If you’re not stocking up right now, then when the SHTF you won’t be ready.
But if, especially when it comes to hunger, who wants to deal with that?
Prepare yourself. Use the right protein, vitamins, and mineral food to keep your body healthy.
You never know how long it will be before the lights come back on, or before coming home. If things really get that bad, you could bug-out, bug-in, or start an arduous journey across the world. just don’t get hungry.