Survival Food Quantities
In this survival food list you should be stockpiling based on the length of time you will be in ‘survival mode’ – short-term, long-term or evacuation.
Prepackaged Emergency Survival Food
Read on for four recommended brands.
1. Wise Company 60 Serving Emergency Food Pack
Wise Company prepared meals come in flavors such as savory stroganoff, apple cinnamon oatmeal, southwest beans and rice, and pasta with vegetables. The all in one survival food kit can be stored at home or in your vehicle for emergency situations or, individually wrapped pouches can be taken along on hiking, backpacking, and camping trips.
Wise Company is a great option if you are planning on staying in one place and are trying to store away as much food as you can. They are easy to prepare, just add water and wait 12 to 15 minutes.
2. Augason Farms 30-Day 1-Person Emergency Food Supply
The Augason Farms 30-day food supply option comes in a 5 gallon, watertight pail. Augason’s have also included a meal planner to ensure you have a balanced number of calories each day for an extended period of time.
3. Mountain House
Mountain House is a brand of backpacker’s food, and backpacker’s food just happens to be ideal for a survival situation. These are freeze-dried meals that usually contain two fairly large portions of food. Meal options include chili mac with beef and home-style turkey dinner casserole. Mountain House also makes breakfast and snack options, such as granola and ice cream sandwiches.
4. Good To-Go
Good To-Go is similar in style to Mountain House – but offers more vegetarian and gluten-free options. Some of the choices include herbed mushroom risotto, Indian vegetable korma, and Mexican quinoa bowl.
Another Option – Prepare Your Own Freeze-Dried Food
If you have access to the right equipment, you can make your own freeze-dried meals. Freeze-dried foods can last for 25+ years when properly packaged. Freeze-dried foods also retain their nutrients and taste great.
- Freeze Dried Fruit: Freeze drying is one of the best ways to preserve fruit for the long term, and without taking up much space. Invest in freeze dried fruits as you will really need the antioxidants in fruit to keep you healthy… and you need the fiber to keep your bowels moving!
- Freeze-Dried Veggies: Freeze dried veggies taste a lot better than canned veggies and they take up a lot less space. Just add water to rehydrate them, or make a snack of them. You will need them for the minerals and vitamins that they provide.
- Freeze-Dried Meat: This takes up much less space than canned meat.
There are many good options for survival meals out there. Make sure you calculate how much food to buy based on your party’s caloric needs.