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Sustainment is a very important part of things like the bugout. Wilderness survival is another big situation where you need to consider sustainment. If you are bugging in, you could use something like a high-calorie bar to stretch food storage but you should stack up plenty of food storage in the meantime.
If you are an outdoorsman you might find that having this recipe could be very helpful. Also, you might find that your own recipe for high calorie bars can be just better than those premade versions.
- 2 cups oats
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1 3-oz. package lemon jello
- 3 tbsp water
This recipe is very simple and involves mixing the dry and wet ingredients. The wet should be brought to a boil then combined with the dry.
Mix the combination thoroughly. Then press the mix into a baking sheet. To finish these bars you are going to bake them at 200 degrees for about 2 hours. You can then cut them and portion them any way you see fit. This should be based on how you eat them or what amount of calories you are going to need at the time.
The entire batch is 3000 calories and a big chunk of that comes from the powdered milk so don’t omit that from the recipe. You can break them up into 4ths and get 750 calories per bar. That is pretty impressive!
Refueling is an important part of any hike or bugout. If you can do it on the move and in a hurry you can cover much more ground in a hurry. Don’t forget that you can personalize these bars by adding in some of your own favorite ingredients. Things like peanuts, sunflower seeds or dried fruit would only increase the taste and texture of these bars.
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
If you can't afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then check out Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.