During the past few years, the world has experienced an increase in the number and seriousness of natural disasters. These days it has become necessary for individuals and families to plan ahead and make preparations for, literally, any kind of emergency situation. Possibly the most important aspects of these plans is making sure there is enough water to drink and food, especially freeze dried foods, to sustain families when these become scarce.
In most cases, people will find decent survival foods in camping and outdoors sporting stores, whereas many grocery and regular sports stores may carry such foods in limited supplies. Yet, the majority of stores may not carry specialized survival foods, instead selling foods that, while long-lasting, come in packages that diminish their longevity. Normally, cans and other packaging can be affected by oxygen, moisture, even general pollution, which will make the cans and packaging material deteriorate.
For emergency preparedness, it is best to find freeze dried foods that are exclusively designed for survival, since these will come in packages with special enamel coating which prevents external conditions from penetrating them and spoiling the food. Even as freeze drying and similar process prolong a food’s shelf life, this means very little unless the packaging is optimally designed for extreme longevity. Because of the survival packaging, many of the available freeze dried survival foods will keep its nutrient value and freshness for 30 to 33 years.
The human body, in times of elevated stress, will experience an elevated need for protein. Because of this, you must make sure your family will get its needed amount of protein by including freeze dried meats, such as chicken, pork, and beef, as well as other meat and dairy products, within your emergency food plans. By simply adding hot water, you will be able to reconstitute various freeze dried meats, allowing you to then cook them just like you would normally cook other frozen meats.
Also of the utmost importance, you must absolutely not forget to store many gallons of emergency water, so that you can continue to eat and wash yourselves when fresh water is otherwise available. Yet, in the event of drastically prolonged water shortages, you will then need water purification chemicals, like iodine, and portable water purification units, because water will not stay fresh indefinitely. You must always be prepared for any possible situation, so you would be very wise to research emergency preparedness strategies or even take your family to survival training classes. Do whatever is necessary to ensure your family’s survival for years and generations to come!