Putting a survival food list together can be overwhelming unless you do it the right way. Which one is the right way? That’s easy you gotta start with the essentials that you NEED and work your way towards what you WANT. We’ve put together a few sources for survival food lists and were surprised to see a few items labeled as MUST Haves.
Survival Food List NEED, WANT, MUST HAVE:
The Survivalist Blog gives you 10 Items that must be on your survival food list. Here are ten things that you can do right now that will make you better prepared than probably 90% of the population. And everything is available at your local shopping center – so it’s easy. You can do all ten steps at once or divide each into a separate week and shopping trip. But you need to get it done as soon as possible.
Now for the surprise: “Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart. The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.”
AllThingsEmergency have a nice list for all things survival but their main survival food list items bring forth the following strategy:
1. Grocery Store & Bulk Foods
2. LONG TERM Emergency Foods (MRE’s, FREEZE-DRIED, DEHYDRATED)
3. LONG TERM Vegetarian MRE Foods (vegetarian protein foods)
Grabtheapple.com has a neat 7 survival food list items based on this philosophy: Your stockpile should be enough to last for 72 hours. My criteria for a “survival food” is simply a food of high nutritional value, it has an expiration date a year or more away from the day you buy it, and it is a food that you’re already used to eating and know you like. If it’s lightweight and portable, even better. Get the full list here
Enjoy these survival food lists and make sure you don’t miss any of the thought behind why each food item is a must have on your survival food list.