Emergency preparedness is very important to survive disasters, and man caused epidemics. Survival foods are a very important part of emergency preparedness. Storing perishable foods is not going to come in handy. You will need long term survival food to make it through a disaster situation.
Here I have compiled a list of Top 10 best survival foods that you should consider.
Canned Alaskan wild salmon
Protein rich canned Alaskan wild salmon also contains healthy omega 3 fats. You can eat salmon right out of the can like tuna, and it makes an excellent survival food. You can refrigerate an open can of salmon for three to four days after opening. But if there is no refrigeration option available, it is advised to share a can with three to four people.
Dried foods are the most reliable survival foods, but the problem is that they don’t taste good. Dry beans on the other hand – are tasty and nutritious. You can buy dry beans like kidney beans, lima beans, black beans, pinto beans and garbanzo beans from the market. They’re easy to store, and are a very inexpensive survival food.
Coffee is definitely not the top survival priority, but it’s a great mood booster. After all, it’s something that you can easily trade in a crisis situation.
Powdered vegetables or powdered super greens. Vegetables are available in powdered form these days, these veggies are a superfood, and boost immunity at the same time helping in wound healing and tissue repair.
Nuts sold in bulk in supermarkets are very high in vitamins and minerals. Choose unshielded unsalted peanuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts and other nuts, to make an ideal supply of necessary minerals in your survival food stock.
Storing these nuts properly is important – airtight containers are good, but not reliable. We suggest you use Mylar bags to store these nuts safely for long periods of time.
Not everyone is a fan of peanut butter, but it still makes one of the best survival Foods. High on essential minerals like iron and several vitamins. Peanut butter is easy to store and can help you to survive for days during a disaster.
Trail mix is a mixture of ingredients like peanuts raisins and walnuts, but also contain dried fruits, berries and chocolate pieces. The sugar that is present in all these ingredients helps to keep your blood sugar levels when you’re running low on food supply.
No kidding when we say energy and chocolate bars are excellent survival foods. Look for chocolates and energy bars that are high on calorie, but also contains proteins.
Brown rice is a good source of essential vitamins and minerals, along with a high caloric value. It has a long shelf life, but the problem is that it takes up to 30 minutes to cook in an emergency situation. This can be very long duration as well as cost fuel.
As an alternative, you should stock brown rice hot cereal. This takes only a few minutes to cook, as it provides a nutritional value.
Beef Jerky is a form of dried meat, which is proven to help survivors of disaster, stay alive even for months. Today companies are offering dried meats, on a large scale and you can buy beef jerky in small servings or in bulk from companies directly.