Best Food Rations To Stock-Up On For Doomsday Preppers

By on July 26, 2015

Disasters keep happening all the time, and you might just be a victim of them as well. To be prepared is always the best thing to do, whatever might cause doomsday, you need to be ready for it. The most crucial and simple requirement for doomsday is simple: food. If you don’t have any food, you better pray to God he helps you out with it, or else you are as good as dead.

 In some catastrophes you might not even have access to the outside world for days or months, so you need to have long lasting supplies. If, for example, there is a nuclear accident around your area and radiation is way too high for human survival on the streets, you need to wait for the radiation to pass – both you and the outside help. So in your safe heaven, food needs to last while keeping you strong.

Top of the list for best prepper food, are freeze-dried food packs from suppliers such as Wise or Mountain House. These sealed food rations can actually have shelf-lives up to 25 years, and are easy to store until they are actually needed. Best stored in locations without wild temperature fluctuations, these food buckets will be there for you when the SHTF.

Canned food is another short-term option preppers could consider, and is very easy to store. Many canned foods can remain safe to eat for years, in spite of their ‘best by’ date, but should still be rotated with newer inventory periodically. The downside for many preppers to canned food (as well as MREs), is the extra water weight in canned food makes them a poor choice for preppers to transport in their backpacks should they need to bug-out. Freeze dried food does not suffer from this limitation, but many preppers still stock-up on canned food due it’s lower cost.

In order for food to last, it needs to have low moisture; it needs to be stored at room temperature or in the cooler. Good examples would be foods like wheat, rice, corn, rolled oats, beans, non-fat powdered milk, dehydrated vegetables, and so on. These foods can last for over a decade and still be good for consumption while providing good nutritional amounts. This way, you can keep your energy up and you will be able to focus on other important things.

As far as amounts go, you need to consider at least 10 pounds of grains per person per month as a goal in order to survive a month with energy. As far as beans go, you will only need 6 pounds per adult per month to survive. These amounts are considered for the average adult, so you will need to adjust according to your needs (if you require more energy on a daily basis, add more food). Also, you better pack up these amounts for your family as well, you never know what will happen.

When storing food, keep everything at a cool temperature, as cool as possible (without freezing – ice molecules will damage the quality of your food, both in flavor and nutritional value). Your storage area needs to be dry, kept away from light, and protected from rodents and insects (you surely don’t want them eating your food). If possible, keep your food in an area with low amounts of oxygen, since microbiological pathogens need oxygen to prosper in the environment. Some preppers store their dry food stuffs in five gallon buckets, topped off with nitrogen gas and sealed off. The nitrogen displaces the oxygen, which makes it hard for microbes to survive.

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