Survival food such as survival nutrition bars are good for you. They are packed with nutrients and can give you the calories you need to survive. But just because you need to survive doesn’t mean that all you have to stick with for nutrition are the survival bars. I don’t believe survival means you have to eat cardboard-tasting food. Sure, you can buy these in bulk, many are tasty and they do fit easily into your backpack. But, there are a lot of different survival foods that you can buy.
You can have a variety of foods all packed and ready to go. You can even have gourmet style meals as your survival food that has a shelf life of 25 years. That’s pretty good value for life saving nutrition.
The reason that these survival foods are so portable and fit easily into your backpack is because they’re freeze dried.
Freeze dried foods lock in the nutrients and taste and when you’re ready to use them, all you have to do is re-hydrate the food.
You can have a meal of pancakes and eggs for breakfast. Or you can have oatmeal. Fruits like grapes and cherries or pears, strawberries and bananas are an option. The gourmet meals include lasagna, soups and stews, chili or delicious macaroni.
Vegetables that are freeze dried can also be easily packed. You can have greens like peas and beans and broccoli or you can have potatoes or corn. There are even desserts and sweet drinks like chocolate pudding or chocolate milk.
Whatever your tastebuds will like, you can find it in ready to go packets that are lightweight and convenient. You can also find the food packets that have meat as well as packaged cheeses.
Other survival food to consider
Besides the freeze dried foods that you can buy in bulk, you can also buy MREs (Meals Ready to Eat). These are the same rations that the military uses to feed soldiers when they’re out in the field and can’t get back to the mess hall. While they’re not as tasty as the gourmet freeze dried foods, they are filling, will keep you alive and can be easily packed in your backpack. You can order MREs in yearly supplies if you want.
Things like granola and beef jerky are long lasting foods that pack well and will keep. Choosing a variety of foods is also something that you can get the kids involved with. They’ll like picking out their own foods for their backpacks.