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Tips for storing food in the doomsday shelter

Tips for storing food in the doomsday shelter

When making doomsday supplies for the shelter, what most people first think about is storing enough food and water. And of course, this is the right decision. Food, water and shelter are among the basic human needs, and it definitely falls within the things you should take care of first.
Buying canned food and storing water in plastic containers is what most people consider. It is not wrong and it certainly is useful, but there are many more aspects of storing to think about and there are also some other kinds of food to be stored other than food in cans.
1. Diversify the foodGrains-Beans-300x225as mentioned above, it is not only canned food that can be stored in doomsday shelters. On the contrary, you can significantly diversify your diet by storing other kinds of food with quite long shelf life and low risk of getting bad. The most common food for storing is freeze dried seeds, legumes and rice, which have long shelf life and can be prepared in a variety of ways. There are also all sorts of dried grains, nuts, seeds and cereal, which can be stored for a long time and do not require any special kind of preparation. In addition to canned meals, you can also store canned milk and fruit, and consider storing dehydrated and powdered products such as powdered eggs and milk.
2. Think about everyone’s needs – food supplies are usually made for you and your family, but many people make them for the extended community (neighborhood, extended family members etc). In all cases, you should carefully think about everyone’s needs and requirements. This means that you should take into consideration all food sensitivities and allergies of the people who will be in the shelter, as well as for health conditions which can affect diet, such as diabetes.

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3. Use strong shelves – when making food supplies, keep in mind that cans of food and large bags of rice, beans and other dried food are very heavy. In order to avoid a catastrophe before the catastrophe and to prevent the shelves from breaking and the food from spilling, make sure to invest in strong shelves which will be able to hold the weight of all the food.
4. Store food in right conditions – canned food, freeze dried products and cereal have long shelf life, which is why they are an obvious choice when it comes to storing food intended for longer periods of time. a1ceimrs.php_-300x200However, if they are not stored in proper conditions, they can become moldy, rotten and last much shorter than they usually would. Make sure to keep food in dark, dry and cool place in the shelter, with the temperature between 32 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing food on the floor because it could absorb moisture, and provide good ventilation – you will need it in the shelter anyway, and it will also prevent your food from going bad. Keep water in clean glass or plastic containers, and avoid the containers which contained something else before. Keep food in airtight containers, and use bags with oxygen absorbers to prevent the mold and fungus from developing.

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Doomsday, Storing food |

The best food to store in the doomsday shelter

The best food to store in the doomsday shelter

All preppers know that storing food and water is one of the essential steps in preparing for the doomsday. If you are a beginner, storing plenty of canned food may seem as a good and reasonable option, since this kind of food has long shelf life and it can does not have to be kept in ideal conditions. However, you should keep in mind that, in case the doomsday comes, you will be forced to eat canned food for weeks, months, maybe even years. And eating canned food for such a long time will not only make you get sick of it, but because a high level of sodium, it can even damage your health.
gao-danh-cho-nguoi-tieu-duong-300x214Storing some canned food is a good idea, but there are other types of food you can and should store as well. We bring you some of the foods which definitely should find place on the shelves of your doomsday shelter.
Freeze dried brown rice – brown rice is rich in calories, but it contains more vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein than white rice. This makes it an ideal candidate for keeping in the doomsday shelter, and the freeze dried variant has a very long shelf life. It can also be found in the form of hot cereal, which is cooked for a shorter time, and both of the variants should be included in your stock.
Dried beans – all kinds of beans are packed with protein, carbs, fiber, and essential minerals and vitamins needed for normal functioning of the body. They also have very long shelf life and they do not require long cooking time if they are soaked beforehand.
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Bulk nuts and dried seeds – they are powerful source of calories, essential oils and various nutrients, and they will boost your energy level in no time. Choose all sorts of dried nuts and seeds and go for the unsalted versions, because too much salt may damage your health and make you thirsty – which is unfavorable in case of a disaster.

Peanut butter – peanut butter is full of protein, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, and it has a very long shelf life, which is why it should be on your grocery list when you decide to buy food for your doomsday shelter shelves.
Energy bars – they are a fast solution for making up energy and nutrients, so you should pick your favorite kinds and always have them at hand.

Dried meatswazi4-300x199dried (and usually salted) meat can be preserved for a very long time, and it provides the important proteins for the human body.
Coffee – although it is not essential, ground coffee or instant coffee can be a great mood and energy booster. This is why it should also find its place in the doomsday food supply.
Powdered sea vegetables – sold in the form of powder or pills, this super food is full of essential minerals, vitamins and proteins. It boosts immunity and helps healing the wounds, which is essential in the times of a disaster.
Naturally, canned food should also find place on the shelves in your doomsday shelter. Canned salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and you should also consider other canned fish and canned vegetables such as beans, green beans, peas, corn and so on.

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