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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nutritious Food to Carry

As a prepper, you either have packed or are getting ready to pack up a backpack with your stove and fuel and matches and food. Here's just a little reminder of some light items to carry:

  • Freeze-dried and dehydrated foods: See this posting: http://www.survival-cooking.com/2009/02/basics-about-freeze-dried-and.html. Some to keep with you are: vegetable flakes, onion flakes, garlic cloves, mixes like for pancakes, etc.

  • Quick prep foods: cereal plakes, lentils, ramen noodles, etc.

  • Other: teas, coffee, boullion cubes, instant soup, dried mushrooms, peanut butter, gorp, butter powder, cheese powder, and chocolate

Be sure to keep various spices: we repack them into small pharmacy prescription pill bottles with child-proof tops. Good to keep: onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.

Keep a supply of one-a-day vitamin capsules too.

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Now... on to the "heavy" food - healthy meals to carry if you have a (mule) car or canoe! These are really too heavy to carry in your backpack.

  • a hearty breakfast is very important: granola, porridge mix, pancake mix with syrup

  • fresh fruit and veggies - wait to eat the produce that lasts longer (cabbage, onions, potatoes, carrots, apples) until AFTER the quick-to-spoil items are gone.

  • foods you pack yourself, like soup mix, stew mix, beans, pasta, etc. These are easy to make and actually pretty light if using freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients.

  • s'more ingredients: marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers... yum!

  • canned ham, tortillas, canned refried beans and green chilis, canned chicken, etc.

  • nutritional yeast sprinkled on popped popcorn or salads or chili

PLUS... if you have room for a cooler, you can include fresh meat (eat in a day or two) like hot dogs, ground beef, chicken, cheese, sour cream, butter, milk, etc.

Be sure to pack a couple of power bars too! You might even consider a baggie of instant lemonade mix or hot cocoa.

Remember your utensils like potato peeler, paring knife, fillet knife (in case you catch fish to eat!), flatware (knife, fork, spoon), etc.


Original: http://colorado-preppers.blogspot.com/2009/06/nutritious-food-to-carry.html