OK, about a week ago, my mom found this website with a video showing how people need to be preparing for emergencies, stockpiling food, and being ready to survive SHTF.
She ordered their book, The whole order was about $30, and wanted PayPal instead of a credit card, which is pretty nice. It came in the mail yesterday, but i was out meeting my girlfriends parents, so i didn't have time to read it.
Today i did. In addition to the list of foods you should stockpile, it also has instructions on how to properly store these items, Water collection and purification, gardening tips and instructions for both outdoor and indoor gardening, and generator construction including solar cells, wind turbines, and Hydro electric.
Now, i already have read HUNDREDS of books on this subject, but i think this one does it best. It goes into a lot of detail about what items you should get, and what NOT to get.
So, For all you here on USS, here is the list of 37 foods for SHTF:
(Its really 35 foods marked essential, then 2 additional as-needed foods )
1. Bottle water
4. Canned Soup
5. Canned Meat
6. Canned Veggies
7. Canned fruit
10. Condensed or powdered milk
11. Dry Cereal
12. Beef jerky
14. Cooking oil
15. Sports Drinks
18. Dried Fruits
22. Baking Essentials (Baking powder, baking soda, sugar)
23. Power bars
24. Instant rice
27. Hard candies
28. Dehydrated/canned entries
29. Juice Powders
30. Protein Powders
31. Peanut Butter
32. Long lasting pastry treats (Pop Tarts, Twinkies!)
34. Ramen Noodles
35. Fresh Fruit
(Kept and used on a rotation basis to avoid spoilage)
36. Special needed food (ie, Baby food)
37. Pet food
The book explains in detail about the advantages and sometimes the disadvantages of each item, and also how to find and store these items. 12, 15, and 18 are some i would have never thought of as a long-term storage option, but they do make sense. Good thing have a dehydrator and a vacuum sealer, because that **** is expensive to buy. Lol.
Number 8 and number 35 threw me for a loop. no doubt that if you or your family like popcorn, it will be a major morale booster. that is especially true for little kids, but i would have never though of that. Fresh fruit is great, but storing long term is impossible. it does say that these will be among the first items to be used, and usually wont be replenished once SHTF unless you have a few fruit trees.
Now, how about a free and spirited discussion?