Survival Food Doesn’t Have to Be Bland and Boring!
One of the most critical aspects of your survival plan is how you’re going to feed yourself and your loved ones during a crisis. It’s quite easy if you’re only staying at home because you can stockpile a bunch of food. But if you’re forced to evacuate to another location for whatever reason, things can get difficult. In this type of scenario, what would be your best choice for survival food?
Survival Foods That Taste Good? You Bet!
When the day that we’ve always been afraid of comes, those who have prepared will have a greater chance of surviving. Food becomes a luxury, a rarity if available at all. The prepper however can count on his stored food. There are lots of companies that sell survival food kits but just looking at the packages makes you lose your appetite. For sure these meals provide nourishment, but after SHTF food has to provide some comfort. We have put together a list of delicious survival foods that provide the body’s required nutrients and make life just a bit more bearable at the same time. Before you continue to the list, check out my favorite survival food has NO EXPIRATION DATE and tasty. Certain Foods Canned Meat is perfect for any survivalist.
1. Beef Jerky
Easy to eat, easy to bring along, and lasts very long… there’s no mistake in stocking up on beef jerky. You can even make some by yourself if you know how to hunt.
After a disaster, having a proper breakfast can give you a positive outlook and start your day off right.
3. Canned Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables give you the essential vitamins to keep you healthy, aside from tasting great. Our friends at Valley Food Storage have short and long-term supplies of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables–stock up!
4. Canned Meat
This should be on the list because in addition to being delicious, meats provide the protein to keep you strong.
One of the best tasting fish out there, you can never go wrong with salmon. It’s plentiful, nutritious, lean and healthy.
Most cheeses can spoil in a short period but you can go for cheese spread, canned cheddar or dehydrated cheese to enjoy your favorite food — even in a crisis situation.
Who says you can’t have chocolate when things go south? If you need to unwind, comfort food like chocolate is a great way to help find your peace of mind.
The fact that it’s a superfood should be enough to convince you to eat these chia bars. The chocolate flavor is a bonus.
There’s nothing like the aroma and taste of coffee to perk you up in the morning, even in rough times. Tea on the other hand relaxes you, apart from its known health benefits.
There is no doubt about it: everyone loves cookies! Bonus: they’re great survival foods because of their long shelf life… if you can leave them alone.
Crackers may not be your favorite food, but when they’re all that’s left in the aftermath, they definitely get the job done. Make sure you have plenty of water nearby to avoid dehydration.
12. Dried Fruits
Fresh fruit could be hard to find after a disaster, so it’s best to stock up on the dried variety. Nutritious and delicious!
13. Energy Bars
Considering the physical exertion needed in survival situations, energy bars should be in your food storage list.
14. Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Herbs, Spices and Flavoring
Even if they cannot be enjoyed by themselves, these ingredients help you cook up delicious meals.
15. Grill Bread
Don’t worry, you can make your own bread when the bake shops have shut down.
16. Hard Candy
This is a great supplement to your meal, and they can last a long time.
Despite having the same culinary appeal as crackers, hardtack can last a lot longer.
In addition to honey’s great taste and the many health benefits it offers, it lasts a lifetime, too.
19. Homemade Survival Bars
These DIY survival bars are not only nutritious, they are also a cinch to make. Learn how to make your own here!
20. Instant Mashed Potatoes
No more boiling and mashing. Just add water and enjoy the dish.
21. Jams and Jellies
Spread it on toast, fruit, cake, even ribs and the food simply comes to life.
Food so simple and easy to prepare, yet so delicious.
23. Maple Syrup
Maple syrup can do more than make pancakes tastier. It can also be used for a variety of delectable recipes.
Many nutritional benefits can be taken from molasses, and they can also be used as sugar substitute. And of course, they last a long time.
Lightweight and packed with vitamins and minerals, nuts like almonds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds are excellent survival items.
It’s not only delicious, it’s one if not the healthiest food in the world. Long shelf life makes it an excellent survival food.
Don’t forget to drink your Ovaltine! It’s non-fat, great for bone and blood, and it tastes great.
Pasta has a long shelf life. It’s not the most nutritious food on this list, but the carbs will fill you up and give you energy.
29. Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is known for lasting for years and it would not have become a popular snack if it weren’t delicious.
In fact… I’m a little obsessed.
The fact that pemmican helped Native Americans survive for long periods without eating anything else should be enough to convince you that this is a solid survival food.
31. Pickled Eggs
DIY pickled eggs when done right are nutritious and can last for several months.
Popcorn is an ideal survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to prepare, has long shelf life and it’s tasty.
Since it’s made from corn, you can be sure polenta will keep you full and strong for a long time.
It’s high in nutrients and easy to prepare.
The nutritional benefits of rice are too long to list. Its grains can last for months, and it’s easy to cook.
If you are gluten-intolerant or -sensitive, then you need to store some of these noodles. They make tasty substitutes for the wheat-based variety.
When taken in moderation, spirits actually offer health benefits. Obviously, they are enjoyable but they can also be used for trade in the aftermath.
38. Summer Sausage
Sausages that need no refrigeration are definitely great survival food items!
This powdered juice mix helps with your Vitamin C needs.
40. Trail Mix
Lots of pre-made trail mixes are available but you can also create your own mix of ingredients to fulfill your nutritional requirements.
41. Turkey Jerky
Using turkey is a great alternative when beef is not available or you simply want some variety.
42. Venison Jerky
This is delicious survival food! It’s long-lasting and easy to carry around.
These drinks get better with age, and surely make you feel a little better despite the circumstances. Wine keeps cholesterol under control and of course, they make great trade items as well.
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What do you think of this list? Maybe you’re surprised that survival food isn’t really that bad after all. When you’re bugging out and getting from point A to point B, you’re packing food that’s convenient for you to prepare or something that you can eat on the run. Some of the food in this list may not be too easy to prepare, but there’s a lot of options for emergency situations.
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