Any kind of catastrophic disaster can bring the devastating situation for communities. It may take a month or sometimes more to get over from these situations. During this period, there is a kind of chaos and everything is disturbed from shipping to transportation and form electricity to communications. This result in widespread food shortages and you need survival food kits to face such situations.
An emergency situation comes in suddenly and leaves you with no choice except to get affected by it. If it is a climatic condition, you cannot change whatever is happening. In the last couple of years, it has become clear that a massive disaster can strike anytime and at any place.
Nonperishable Food Items
In this kind of situation you need nonperishable foods, which have a longer shelf life and at the same time they provide good nutrition. They are supposed to be high in calorific value to provide you the necessary calories.
Canned Wild Salmon
Salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, which are considered healthy fats. One more thing you are supposed to know when discussing about Salmon. Native people of northern Canada and Alaska are known to consume salmon in their regular diet and because of this they have lower rates of heart attack and stroke. This is undoubtedly because of their long term diet of fish like tuna and Salmon. You can purchase a canned Alaskan wild Salmon and share it with 2-3 people; in case of any leftover you can refrigerate it. If the refrigeration option is not available, then try to finish it by sharing it with more family members.
This is high in protein and calories and it provides a good amount of vitamins and minerals also. This is easy to store because it is nonperishable food. You can store it for six months or more and it is a great survival food. The only problem is that you have to boil it approximately for 30 minutes or longer to prepare it.
How to Store the Things?
There are certain things which you need to refrigerate, whereas other things like potato or brown rice can be stored in a dry and cool place. In order to maintain the freshness of brown rice and other grains, use airtight containers for storing.
Energy Bars and Chocolate Bars
Nowadays, you will find an energy bar for your particular taste. You need to look in for a high calorie count as well as protein and other nutrients.
Chocolate is a good source of energy and is also a mood enhancer. During any disaster or even several weeks after, it stays in great demand.
Remember Food Fatigue
When preparing emergency survival food kits, you are supposed to consider not only freeze-dried emergency foods which have a longer shelf life. You should not always opt for freeze-dried food because the reason is food fatigue. This is because processed foods have preservatives like, sodium and high amount of cholesterol in them. You are supposed to store a variety of food items to avoid such situation.