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.
Storing 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.
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 meat – dried (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.