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What is emergency food?
Emergency food is often referred to as survival foods that don’t perish easily and are easy to prepare. There are many different kinds of emergency food. The best emergency food for survival usually has a long shelf life, easy to store and can be prepared with little extra tools and water. Since the world economy is going through some rough changes, it is wise to store at least a month’s supply of the best survival foods in case another major economic collapse occurs. Below is a short list of some of the best emergency foods.
Best emergency food supply list: Top 10 survival foods
- Freeze dried food: This food is one of the best survival foods because of its super long shelf life and it is easy to store. Freeze dried food barely has any moisture because roughly 98 percent of its moisture is removed before it is packaged. The shelf life of freeze dried food typically range from 25-30 years.
- Dehydrated food: This type of survival food is similar to freeze dried food but its shelf life isn’t as long. Dehydrated food also contains very little moisture, making it one of the best foods for long term emergency food storage. To be more accurate, roughly 95 percent of its moisture is removed before it is packaged. The shelf life of dehydrated food is around 15-20 years.
- Meals-ready-to-eat (MREs): These survival foods are what certain branches of the military use for surviving long battles. MREs are some of the best emergency foods because they are ready to eat meals that do not need to be cooked. MREs typically have a shelf life of up to 3 years, but their shelf life will vary depending on the condition of the environment where they are stored.
- Dried beans: Beans are some of the most popular survival foods. They are high in protein and fiber, making them great for survival. If sealed in an airtight container or package, beans can last up to 10 years or longer.
- Dried nuts: Nuts are easy to store and most can last up to a year or more. After a year, they can become rancid, causing them to smell like paint. Most nuts are high in calories and nutrients, such as protein and essential fatty acids, making them some of the best emergency foods for survival.
- Rice: This little grain is one of the best survival foods because it is cheap and easy for storage. A 50 pound bag of rice can feed a small family for weeks. For survival, white rice is often recommended over organic brown rice because it has a longer shelf life. However, white rice is less healthier than organic brown rice. The shelf life of a non-airtight bag of white rice is about 4-5 years.
- Survival food bars: These specially formulated nutrition bars are great for survival due to the fact that they can be consumed without cooking them. They are usually high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, a lot of them contain synthetic vitamins and minerals. Depending on how they are made and packaged, survival food bars can last up to 5 years or longer.
- Canned food: This emergency food is one of the cheapest survival foods for storage. However, it isn’t a good idea to eat only canned food for months due to its unhealthy features. Most canned foods will usually last over 2 years and some can last up to 5 years. After 2 years, they are more vulnerable to spoilage and corrosion problems.
- Junk food: Most junk foods are good for survival because they can still be edible after a few years. Plus, they are cheap and easy to store. The bad thing about junk food is that it has little nutrients and full of harmful chemical preservatives; therefore, it isn’t good for your health. Junk food isn’t recommended as a long term survival food, but for short term survival it will help you stay alive.
- Clean water: Water isn’t considered a food but it is one of the most important things for survival. Most people can survive over a week without food but they can’t live more than a few days without water. It is wise to store at least a month’s supply of water in case natural or man-made disasters prevent you from accessing clean drinking water. Due to water pollution, most fresh water sources aren’t safe to drink. Because of this, it would be a good idea to have a portable water filter system, so that if needed, you can take it with you or use it to filter contaminated water.
All emergency foods should be stored in a dry place with a temperature of less than 70 degrees or lower. Storing survival foods in a room above 70 degrees will reduce their shelf life. It is wise to always check the quality of survival foods before cooking or eating them. If they smell funny or are discolored, it is best to not eat them to avoid food poisoning.