Are you considering placing your first survival food order? Do you know how you should start sampling different food kits?
This is an important topic I’ve discussed before in these posts:
This post gives additional insights into this critical prepper strategy. Most importantly: order items you know you can use in your favorite recipes. If you’re not sure about an item, order smaller sizes to test for taste, etc.
1. … [T]he fruits and vegetables that you typically buy at the grocery store. Those will be the best choices for your early purchases … they won’t go to waste …
2. What are a few of your favorite recipes? It’s a good idea to stock up on those ingredients. …
3. Consider the staples you use most often: sugar, baking powder, herbs, etc. and then compare … to what you typically pay at a grocery store … these products will be packaged for long term storage unlike those purchased at grocery stores …
… Here is a link to … answer what size?
4. Keep in mind the importance of snacks. … Perhaps order a few snack items in either the pouch or #2.5 can sizes to try these out. The smaller containers are also good for emergency kits.
5. Do you have some just-add-water meals for emergencies? … Make sure you give them a taste test, though, before buying in large containers …
6. … [T]ypes of meat and poultry … [B]uy smaller containers of the ones you … use most frequently. Give them a try in … your recipes. If you like the flavor, texture, and convenience, then you’ll know what to stock up on …
7. You’ll need some meal-stretchers, such as rice, small pasta, certain grains, and beans … when added to a casserole or soup, they help provide many more servings, as well as more nutrition and fiber.
8. Stock up on ingredients for soup … an ideal recipe for survival scenarios … [start with a broth] and then add whatever is handy. Have a balance of veggies, proteins, and grains …
Source: Lisa Bedford is The Survival Mom. For 6 years she’s provided excellent advice and insights to preppers everywhere. Read her stuff.
Dave, the SouthernPrepper1, gives a walkabout tour of his property in South Carolina.
Topic-wise, he covers a lot of ground, including
Like I said, all over the place. It’s a great insight into the lifestyle of dedicated prepper family.
[Update] Dave has made significant improvements since this video. It’s well worth subscribing to his channel.
Enjoy and Share.
Pear Image: Francien Post
Having trouble getting other family members into the prepper lifestyle? Is your wife, husband, boyfriend or girlfriend less than enthusiastic about prepping? Even hostile?
Well, the ThePatriotNurse may have a “marketing” solution to your problem. A solution for moving your prepper family from apathetic to dedicated.
Using a three-pronged approach based on Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids, she offers suggestions on how you may persuade the apathetic to get on board.
The persuasion topics:
On Beans (Food)
On Bullets (Security)
On Band-Aids (Supplies)
As always, The Patriot Nurse is entertaining … and very persuasive herself.
Enjoy the video. And maybe pick up a couple of pointers.
When we first began prepping, collecting gear seemed the obvious way to start. Spent more money than I probably should have. I wanted all the newest, the latest cutting-edge “shiny things”. It was a newbie error.
Make no mistake: you need survival gear. But owning it and knowing how to use it are very different things.
And, you also need the info on what is a must-have item today … and a good add-on item to be purchased later.