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The human body can only go so long without food. As a matter of fact, after about 3 days, you’ll begin to degrade in health quality without any food in your system.
But since the grocery stores will be cleaned out during a crisis, it will be up to you to stock up. Stocking up on just any food isn’t a good strategy.
Specifically, you want to stock up on foods that have a long shelf life. That way, you can have an indefinite food supply in your bunker or home.
One of the first options to consider is MREs. What I like about MREs is that you can buy them in bulk. Since the military uses them, you can rest assured that they are perfect for any situation.
Another quality option is dehydrated foods. Dehydrated foods are any food that has had its moisture content removed.
By removing moisture from food, you increase its lifespan by making it less hospitable to microorganisms (bacteria have a difficult time thriving in these conditions). Dehydrating food is super-easy to do once you have the right equipment.
Finally, consider investing in canned foods as well. They’re very cheap and also have very long shelf lives.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.