In your lifetime, in the
United States of America, there has been one disaster above
all others. When it occurred, society broke down into
those that would live and those that would die. It was a
survival food situation. Thousands of people, dependent
for generations on government for their daily sustenance
were wholly unprepared for what awaited them... Government did
Survival food is the second most important part of
your survival strategy in the event of a prolonged
unpleasant situation. Eating is considered one of the
all time best survival strategies. Drinking is the first
most important thing. However, we're discussing what
we'll have for dinner here. Besides, only water for
meals can lead to drastic dietary choices, by and by...
allows you to remain alive to fight another day, and
survival food is a special breed of nutrition. Much of
it may be dried and to prepare it takes little work on
your part. In the even of a disaster or emergency, good
healthful survival food is your ticket to extended life.
A disaster pits you against nature... and man. Even
short term survival situations may call for long term
food storage, because we can never predict when the
unpredictable will happen. When the crisis arises, it
will do little good if your survival food is out of
A top producer of survival food is Mountain House
Survival Foods. Their main claim to survival fame is
freeze dried food. Mountain House freeze dried food is
found in most of the better stocked emergency survival
food stashes around the nation and the world.
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Long term food need not be freeze dried. It can simply
be dried, or salted, or canned. In hot climates, even
fish is dried under the hot sun, as is meat. In cooler
spots on the globe canning is the natural way to
preserve survival food for your survival food kit.
An adequate survival food supply, one would agree, is
necessary to guarantee comfortable, or even marginal
survival, depending on the situation. A good food
storage plan, taking into account keeping your survival
food dry, and safe must be taken into consideration.
Rats and other vermin have been known to ruin many a
good emergency food strategies since time began.
Mountain House freeze dried foods and canned foods have
from a 7 to 25 year shelf life, if kept in good
surroundings. This is far longer than typical home
dehydrated food or bulk food that you purchase at the
You should place Mountain House on your list for
emergency food rations for crisis food situations as
well as your forays into the forests on hikes. Mountain
House makes excellent wilderness survival food as well.
Backpacking foods need not be a pain in the back with
freeze dried food.
One thing to take into consideration when making your
survival food list is to not put things on there you
don't like to eat. There is not use in having a year's
supply of pineapple on the list when you hate the stuff.
On the other hand, even foodstuffs that you can barely
stand has vitamins and nutrients necessary to keep you
going another day.
When you contemplate your survival kit, think of foods
that will be around when you need them.
In one of my very favorite all time movies, Panic In The
Year 0, produced, directed, and starring Ray Milland, in
a scene in the grocery store shortly after Los Angeles
is leveled by a hydrogen bomb, he tells his wayward son,
Frankie Avalon to skip the colas and concentrate on
beans. Avalon evidently had little training on preparing
survival kits. Moreover he gave little thought to
survival food storage. A case of pork and beans keeps a
lot longer than a half dozen bags of chips.
Chances are that you like those survival food bars
filled with tasty grains and nuts. You should put some
of those on you list, particularly if they are wrapped
in foil. But what about when they run out?
You are tasked with going after game and need something
to power you through the jungle and to allow you to get
the buck back home. Home made pemmican is the answer,
and you have a ready store because you thought ahead and
laid in a stock of canned provisions with which to make
your tasty bars with. No need to go off on the life
giving hunt for food with only a handful of corn in your
pouch like the red men did long ago. You are space age,
even in a stone age world!
Emergencies are life's way of showing us how great it is
to be living. Successfully skirting the minefield that
chance and nature places in front of you makes you more
alive. Failing your mission does the reverse.
Make a survival food list and check it twice.
Follow through and be ready for what comes your way during the Survival Year 0.
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Survival Food - Berry Pudding. 1 pint of milk, 5 eggs, well beaten, a
very little salt, 1 teaspoonful soda, 1 teaspoonful
cream tartar ; slowly add flour enough to make a thick
batter; at the last add 1 pint of any kind of berries,
well sprinkled with flour; boil 1 hour in a
well-buttered mold, or, if you have no mold, a floured
cloth will do ; after the pudding has boiled hard for 1
hour, remote it from the pot and dip it quickly into
cold water, and as quickly turn it out ; this will
prevent smoking; eat at once, for it soon becomes heavy.
Survival Food -
Oat-meal Crackers. 1 teacupful oatmeal and enough tepid
water to wet and make into dough; mix well and quick;
the harder the dough the better; if it will bear to be
rolled out with the rolling-pin, begin to roll it,
stopping to press the ragged edges with your lingers ;
keep at it in the same way till it is 1/4 of an inch
thick; be quick about it or it will get too dry under
your hands ; make only dough enough at 1 time for 1
cracker; do not brown it any in baking; it will be good
for months if you put it in your oat-meal barrel and
cover it with meal.
Survival Food -
Canned Corn. To every 6 quarts of corn take 1 ounce of
tartaric acid dissolved in boiling water; cut the corn
from the cob, and put in sufficient water to cook; put
the acid in while the corn is cooking; when done, seal
air-tight in tin cans or glass jars. To prepare for the
table pour off the sour water and save it; put in enough
fresh water to cook it; for every quart of corn add one
small teaspoonful of soda and let it stand a few minutes
before cooking; while cooking put in a teaspoonful of
sugar; if the corn turns yellow there is too much soda;
pour back some of the sour water until it turns white
again; when nearly done season with salt, cream, and
butter, same as fresh corn. Tin quart-cans are
preferable to glass jars.
Washing Fluid. 1 pound of concentrated lye, 1 ounce of
aqua ammonia. 4 ounce of salts of tartar, 1 gallon of
soft water. Soak the clothes over night, soaping tho
dirty spots. In the morning to 3 pails of water add 1
cup of the fluid, making a suds as usual to boil the
clothes. Wring the finest out for the first boiler,
letting them boil 20 minutes.
After taking these out add the rest; suds and rinse
well, and your clothes are ready for the line, white and
nice. If some are very much soiled they may require a
Tummy grumbly? Short
on grub? No Survival Food? How about your preacher?
were afraid at first, and then by and by... we were just
is a fact that something as simple as a
bottle of water may one day save your life.
the inconvenience of becoming
prepared deprive you of all that you ever
were or ever hope to be.
At the end,
don't think, "I should have paid more
attention to breathing." Don't let it be
you. Don't feed Darwin. Old whisker face is
fat enough. Be the survivor.