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What types of calories should you travel with on the bugout? Do you have a list of foods that can keep you and your family sustained on the road? DO NOT depend solely on wild edibles, learn how to make your own homemade survival bars.
You will find that the bugout or wilderness survival is devoid of the type of caloric intake that Americans are used to.
We are used to having access to lots of calories in a pantry or a refrigerator. Everything gets bad if you don’t eat the way you are used to eating. You aren’t even starving yet but you are miserable.
That has an effect on how you deal with the situation that you are dealing with.
This recipe below is about creating long term survival bars. These bars are high in calories and sugar. This sugar is going to make a big difference in your mood for a number of reasons. Make them part of your food storage plans.
These high-calorie bars carry well, they are dry and will last a long time. Pack some up for your next hiking trip and see if these are a solution for you.
- 2½ cups powdered milk
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp honey
- 3oz pack of lemon jello
- 3 tbsp water
- Mix the water, lemon jello pack, and honey in a saucepan and bring the mix to a boil.
- Allow the mix to cool.
- Mix the wet ingredients with the remainder of the dry ingredients. This mix will quickly take on a stodgy doughy texture.
- Form the mixture into 4 loaves.
- Bake the loaves at 350° for about 30 minutes, or until the loaf has dried a bit more.
- When the loaves cool wrap them in wax paper or foil.
- Cut into bars as needed.
Add raisins to taste!
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.