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 foods situation. Thousands of people, dependent
for generations on government for their daily sustenance
were wholly unprepared for what awaited them... Government did
Survival foods is one of the nicest
thing about surviving. You get to live to eat another
day. Below, find a spot on collection of survival foods
Popular cinema has for years
placed the top culinary option for survivors as each
other. This is inadvisable because not only can the
eating of human flesh be dangerous in procurement, but
also in the eating. The problem is that while your
friend Fred may be nourishing, he also may infect you
with the human version of mad cow disease. It's all
about he proteins and no amount of cooking will
disinfect Fred enough to make him safe for the dinner
table. Save Fred for last.
The first thing you should consider for your
survival foods is your stash. A stash of food is not
only the healthy way to survive disaster, but it can
also have other positive aspects.
One of my favorite films of all time is Panic In
The Year 0. It was produced, directed, and starred by
Ray Milland, who was a man of his nuclear times. As the
film will attest, Ray must have been scared spitless by
the specter of nuclear holocaust. So much so that he
made this fine example of human survival in adversity.
With the background of Los Angeles being melted
under a nuclear mushroom cloud, he and his family lit
out for the hills and good old Shibe's Meadow, their
favorite woodsy camping spot.
On the way they stopped by a grocery store and
stocked up with a pull along trailer's worth of survival
foods. No chips or colas....but lots of beans, flour,
salt, and the other necessities of survival including
shovels, axes, guns, and bullets.
Of the survival foods, Milland instructed his
son, Frankie Avalon (From another marriage) to parcel
out the survival foods provisions and bury them in
different locations. His theory was that if one of them
were taken prisoner by fellow but ruthless survivors,
they could extend their lives by giving up the hidden
stores of food, one at the time. In a way, your food may
serve to be your food insurance.
I know what you are thinking.
You are thinking that in the case of a general nuclear
war, what does it matter? You would be very correct.
You're going to die anyway. But there are many other
kinds of Armageddons out there where pockets of people
will be left to fend for themselves that don't entail
nuclear winter. In this case, it would behoove each one
of us to have survival foods handy. It's that or turn
into a rascally zombie feasting on the flesh of Fred.
What are the best survival foods to
store for sustenance during a disaster?
First, no man knoweth the hour of
his death or the breed of disaster that he will face.
Still, using all of our positive thinking, we must
imagine that we will be the ones to survive. Therefore,
whatever darkness overtakes us, we still have to eat.
When thinking of your self designed survival
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However, if you are an
accomplished "do-it-myselfer" and you feel confident in
times of plenty to store survival supplies and survival
foods up for the bad times, let me suggest that canned
foods are tops on the list. Mind you, if you don't like
green beans, don't go out and buy a case. It may be fun
to show the friends and neighbors your horde of well
rounded foodstuffs, but if it comes down to it, are you
actually going to eat something you don't like
willingly? Survival need not be a belly cursing contest.
Favorite survival foods includes:
(compressed old time pemmican)
dried food. (Tops on the list.)
beans, flour, meal, salt, sugar, cooking oil,
seasonings like pepper
food. Lots of canned foods including
things you like to eat. Pork and beans can sustain
life a long time.
In the list above, seeds are for a really bad
affair. Seeds are life in a package. If you are
planning long time, seeds are a no-brainer. Very
importantly, keep in mind that hybrid tomatoes taste
better than old fashioned tomatoes. However, seed
from hybrid plants, by design, won't produce like
plants the in the second generation. ONLY old
fashioned non-hybrid seed will grow true to the
picture on the package. If you aren't familiar with
gardening, be sure to pack away a "Gardening for
Dummies" book along with your garden seed.
In a survival situation, occasionally
you don't have time to raise a crop. Here are more foods
commonly found in grocery stores that will stave off
your unnatural hunger for Fred.
Think tuna, complete lunches, Ramen noodles, Uncle
Ben's complete rice meals, etc.
(aka spaghetti) Pasta type stuff keeps for a long
time. You can always spice it up with things you can
pick up around the yard like wild onions, Fred, etc.
potatoes. If it's good enough for the
family before the disaster, it's good enough for
after. Dry food have been making Fred unnecessary
for thousands of years. It works every time it is
grits if you can get them, cream of wheat.
In season, wild growing fruit like
blackberries, blueberries, or whatever grows in your
neck of the woods can make it taste better.
food. If you have water, you are in
Country folks will survive,
as the song goes, but what of the city folks. Urban
types eat too. Hopefully they will have planned
ahead, so that they won't have to ration Fred.
City folks, even more than country
folks need to concern themselves with protecting their
hoarded supply of survival foods. In the city, one is
never far from hungry rats and prolific roaches.
Never store you stash in a
cardboard box. Cardboard boxes are like icing on the
cake to hungry rodents. The LAST thing you want to share
your survival foods with is a beady eyed mouse. When you
make your safe food place, ALWAYS put away your goodies
in plastic containers. A metal box would be even better.
The best option (since city folks can't own guns) is to
buy a gun safe and fill it completely up with a
storehouse of tasty foods. Of course, be sure you have
the combination to your food locker/gun safe in a safe
location before locking the door.
The most clever and healthy survivors of natural
or politician made disasters are those who plan ahead
and have a store of tasty survival foods. Those who
don't plan ahead are doomed to eating grass, bugs, and
Fred. Possibly you, if you don't have some counter
measures in place.
So you don't believe in all of this societal
breakdown stuff huh? Guess what, it happened during
Katrina. Salvation was only a few days away, but it is a
known and documented fact that some folks believing that
the end of the world was at hand began sacrificing the
weak and injured. Like a super cell thunderstorm,
survival situations create their own kind of weather. In
your case, the way to avoid giving over to the dark side
is to KNOW that you are provided for...because you
provided for yourself. Survival foods are a good thing
to have around. A real good thing.
Pioneer Survival Techniques which may
or may not be tasty and healthful...
To Keep Lemons Fresh.
Place them in a jar with water enough to cover them.
They will keep fresh in this way several days without
changing the water.
Dish for Children.
Boil 1 quart of milk and add, while boiling, 1/2 cupful
of oat-meal, and cook a few minutes. Have ready a
vegetable dish half full of bread, cut in pieces half an
and pour the milk over it, having previously seasoned it
Kentucky Corn Cakes.
Take 1 quart of cornmeal and 2 tablespoonfuls of common
wheat flour, add salt to taste, and mix thoroughly with
a sufficient quantity of buttermilk to form a batter.
Next melt ft .heaping tablespoonful of lard, stir it
with the batter well, and bake on a hot griddle, pouring
To Prevent Decay in Meats. (Ed Note:
At one time Borax was a "miracle" product. It was
learned over time that Borax doesn't actually prevent
decay in meat. However, if you have decayed meat, you
can follow the directions below to make it look
good enough to eat, which by the way, was a common
practice with meat packers. Unfortunately, it's still
liable to make you violently sick. President Teddy
Roosevelt himself took a hand in outlawing this practice
which led to the Pure Food and Drug Act.)
Sprinkle on plenty of pulverized borax; rub it well into
the meat, and let it remain 5 or 10 minutes on ice, or
longer, if desired. Just before cooking wash it well in
a strong solution of borax water, and do not rinse
again. If it is to be boiled or parboiled, add a little
borax in the water in which it is boiled ; a quarter of
a teaspoonful will answer.
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
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
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.