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Whether we are talking about packing a bag for a week in the woods or a day in the city, you should consider food. If for no other reason than to save money and keep your diet choices in good shape. When you don’t have food you have to make exceptions and they can cost you.
Any pack worth its weight is going to contain some food options. If you really think this over you will find that there are different types of food items that should be considered. You may want to have ready to eat foods like bars and pemmican on hand.
If you are not familiar with pemmican its a dried ground meat, fat, nut and berry mix that offers a lot in terms of nutrition on the go. Whenever you can include meat in your survival food choices its a very good thing. Your body understands protein and it uses it to heal, grow and maintain its overall health. Considering your days could be longer and harder, meat should be on the menu.
Aside from ready to eat foods you should also have some meals in your bag. Freeze dried and dehydrated bag meals are some of the best options out there. There are quite a few brands making delicious meals in bags to be rehydrated and eaten in the wild or in a disaster. These meals often feed multiple people and that is a big deal.
You can also look to gather foods during your trip if you are in the wild. This will test your skills in foraging but if you pay attention, you can find food throughout your travels. Don’t discount what a bag of berries or some harvested tubers can do for your hunger.
Having the right foods in a survival situation can take the edge off and eliminate some of the panic. Be sure you do your homework and store the best of them!