With today’s unstable economy, it seems like we’re constantly on the edge of a financial slump. When things begin to fall apart, will you be fully prepared? Having a great deal of survival food is essential for you or your family’s safety. Be it dehydrated food pack, which add water to, freeze dried or the military-grade MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat), you must have month’s food supplies for every family member in storage. It’s not late to start preparing for disaster.
Types of survival food
In this article, we shall look at four types of food storage for survival or emergency purposes: meals ready to eat, emergency rations and calorie bars, short-term supplies and long term food storage supplies.
Meals Ready to Eat
MRE’s are emergency meals that are made specifically for the US military. An MRE contains food that is sufficient to keep a person going for an entire day, with a range of foods that don’t need cooking. Some MRE’s are packaged with flameless heaters, which heat up the meals using a chemical reaction. Furthermore, water requirements are quite minimal when consuming MRE’s as opposed to other types of survival food.
Short Term Food Supply
These are foods that we eat daily and are readily available at any grocery store. These may include bread, juice, milk, chips, vegetables and perhaps pizza. All that is required to obtain these foods is a few bucks and maybe taking a short trip to the store. As long as you have some cash in your wallet or the bank, that food will always be there ready for your taking. For the restaurants and grocery stores, they are in a similar situation to you, keeping a maximum of a week’s worth of food.
Emergency Rations and calorie bars
These foods are ideal for short term events. Calorie bars and emergency rations are lightweight, do not require cooking and can be stored in a backpack, desk, sailboat or car for many years, ready for you to consume any time.
Long-Term food storage
These are food supplies that have been preserved for long-term needs. Foods with long shelf life are usually dehydrated and sealed to prevent oxidation or bacteria build-up. Often referred to as freeze-dried or dehydrated food, these foods are capable of lasting for over 30 years. Oxygen flushing and air-tight packaging are normally a standard procedure with all manufacturers though their packaging is either in a Mylar bag with a tougher bucket.