Throughout the different human race civilizations stories of the DOOMSday soon to come have always persisted. Whether it will come from higher powers as punishment for our sins or from mother Nature still uncertain. But what it is true, is that must of those ancient civilizations have set our present as the time in which these events could take place. From the Egyptians to the must mentioned predictions of the Mayans, they not just proclaimed of an end of days, but instead they warn us of a new beginning. This blog has been created to share our thoughts on this topic. How to prepare for unforseen worldwide events or any inputs of interest that might find answers to our member's questions regarding our survival. Please feel free to share.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Survival FOOD suggestions

Suggested preparations for any serious prepper include to keep at least a 30 day stock of food; water and other survival resources at all times. As mentioned in other previous posts on this site, a few factors should be considered when selecting the type of food to put aside in our survival kit such as: longevity or expiration date, form of preparation, storage requirements and calories.
Must people relate "survival food" to "bad tasting" and "nasty-weird looking" kind of food. More like the kind the military uses and which is now been sold by most survival food providers and retailers. But it doesn't have to be that way.
With proper care and time spent on research, not just over the net, but on our normal trips to the supermarket, we should find food items that fit our described criteria and even be part of our regular diet. Here are just a few suggestions:

* Dried green split peas. (Grains such as peas and dried beans are a good and natural source of proteins. Vegetarians use it as an alternative option to meat products, which during a lack of power supply will become almost impossible to keep in stock)
* Canned meat products. (Been in the middle of a crisis don't necessarily means depriving yourself and your family from eating kind of the way you normally will, and canned meats can provide a sense of normality. Check expiration dates on your preferable canned meat products. You will be surprised to find "Good until open" Spam is one of those perfect items)
* Macaroni and cheese. (Just another example of a long lasting food product high on calories)
* Dried eggs.
CONCLUSION: In your next trip to the food market, keep an eye on your regular weekly list and another on their expiration dates and calories supply. You might find your survival food products that your family will love to eat no matter what the crisis outside your home is, and your bank account will be even happier since most suppliers of Survival foods price their products at a higher comparable price for the simple fact of the name involved in their packets: "Survival".


Anonymous said...

Hello Doomsday prepper. I am new to the prepper community. My interest have increased in recent times due more to economic factors related to my own, but that showed me the risks of not prepparing and securing a future for my family. One of the recently adquired skills I have developed and which can come handy to any prepper, no matter the circunstances, are the use of coupons. Since I been tied on cash, my wife and I go throught all manufacture's and supermarket's coupons before making our weekly purchases. Not only we are able to save money, but we have been able to gather food and other important items included in your survival list by buying them at discounted prices and better yet -Buy one and Get One FREE- deals. I think the use of coupons would help your readers by providing a smart way to complete their survival list using your "in Store shopping" idea when going to the supermarkets.

Mark said...

Couponing is a good way to save money, however it can also be a trap. Many people will buy a food item or some other product they don't really like or need simply because they got a good deal with a coupon. Don't fall into that trap. As for food preps, if you do not now currently use dried beans and legumes in a survival situation you probably won't either. Stock what you currently eat, plus expand your menu to start including things such as the bean and legumes. SPAM is great but there are a great many people who refuse to eat it as they see it as "lower class". Their own prejudices are getting in the way of common sense. Don't like SPAM fine try Virginia baked ham. comes in the same type of can and stores just as long. One of the problems with dried/dehydrated foods is the long preparation time and the excessive fuel requirements to prepare them. So also stock easy to prepare items that use less fuel/energy to prepare. On my shelf there is almost 50 lbs of peanut butter. High in proteins takes up very little room in comparison to some foods, but it is not idea for all situations. So balance out your preps between easy to store/prepare food items which unfortunately have a shorter shelf life, with longer term in storage and preparation times. Don't get locked into storing just one or two types of foods, store as many different types as you can. Just be sure it is something you family will eat. You can have all the food in the world but if it is something your family won't eat, what good is it?

Anonymous said...

This is a topic that's near to my heart... Thank you! Where are your contact details though?
My web site: emergency food supply

DoomsDayBlogger said...

Great site Anonymous!! Would love to have you share some of your knowledge in the food topic on our site! In regards to my profile details, I have to excuse myself for not exposing info more than it is necessary. I have close friends that had their adentities stolen b4 and I in fact got my Credit card # stolen once. Not that I became a "Don't trust anyone anymore" kind of person, just that I respect the idea of exposing only whats needed. Hope you understand and again, great site, good source of info on survival food guys!!

Anonymous said...

Hi i am new to the prepper community and I am writing a book for myself sort of a survival guide filled with all the information i need to survive should disaster strike, do you think it would be worth looking into getting it published?

DoomsDayBlogger said...

With an increasing movement of preppers all around the world, I think not only it could be a good source of income for yourself (of course you will need to do proper market study) but it will serve as a good source of information for all of us in the need to know better about this particular topic.
Besides, if this is something you really feel in your heart, why not share with others?!
Good luck! I wish you the best with your book anonymous.

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Anonymous said...

You should always store items with ultra long shelve life. Because most people aren't going to rotate their stock. Even if members of your family might not be very fond of a certain food, during an extreme crisis it's not about fine dining! They'll eat beans if they're hungry! In the thread above, someone mentioned they had 50 pounds of peanut butter. That's great. But add that to 300 pounds of canned goods, water at 8 pounds per gallon, and whatever else. It's not something you're going to easily and quickly transport if you have to get out fast! Anything that is a "wet" food is going to be heavy. Dry foods are much more practical. Just don't ever forget to have a reliable, renewable way to purify water! You'll need it to rehydrate food as well as yourself! Also remember. If you're in an unsecured location during an extreme emergency, you've just agreed to share your supplies with everyone! Having a plan is even more important then having supplies!

deborah phillips said...

I have recently just started prepping 2nd to economy and government issues. I want to learn and try all these things but everywhere I turn, there is a cost. Should we not be pulling together and forming these survival groups that can withstand whatever comes our way?

DoomsDayBlogger said...

Hi Deborah. In order to reply to your comment I feel the need to split it into sections.
First: "The Cost of prepping" Depending on what you are prepping for and how the costs will vary. From building, acquiring, buying a "bug-out bunker" to just prepping your home for safety against the many threats including and not limited to natural disasters, war events, other humans threats, there will be related costs on materials or total "commissioned project".
Then again, some costs will be out of your control, while others will be at your entire mercy. Searching the internet or finding the help of the "prep topic" in question(safety, food supply, etc) can help diminishing those costs.
In this blog you will find suggestions on how to prep at a minor scale by just paying attention to your daily habits, such as when making your weekly purchases in the supermarket and using coupons and/or paying more attention at what products you normally buy. Just this simple tip would allow for savings and a smarter food items purchase decision based on "daily nutrients" and expiration dates of the items being bought as your regular grocery run. Take a look through our site, I am sure you will find out that some of the prepping you need to perform, at least as an initial stage, might already be in your pantry, closet, or backyard. From stocking an extra case of water, another pack of batteries, printing a map of your area out of the internet, to having useful plants in your garden that you never considered important.
Second: You are entirely right. Working on a community it is one of the first suggestions to all preppers. Being able to find those with similar prepping desires in your area should be one of your tasks if you are seriously planning for the safety of you and your family. Nonetheless you should select, or become a member of a particular prepping community in which you feel comfortable with most, if not all those already in it. A well balanced prepping community should include subjects of a variety of skills, from medical to military, mechanical to agriculture, etc.