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It’s scary to think about a survival situation, but it’s much worse to be ill-prepared for one. An emergency supply kit is important to keep on hand, whether you live in a neighborhood or you’re isolated. We might not be able to go out or call for help in the event of a SHTF scenario. Putting a few things aside to tide you over is easy, and you’ll be grateful when the time comes.
On Everyday Maven, there’s a guide on assembling an emergency food kit to help you prepare. It can be hard to think of what you might be able to use, and how much you need, so guidelines are helpful. The guide tells you how much you should put aside for each person, and how to ensure balanced meals during a time of crisis. Great tip: Pack for a couple of extra people, so you can help others in need!
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.