Saturday, June 04, 2011

Survival Planning: Basic Survival Food Groups Choices

We've talked about the 7 basic survival food groups my family uses to plan and store emergency food for a crisis. I've also mentioned spices and dried soup mixes as an extra to provide more variety. But do you know what food choices there are within each group?

Rice, oats, wheat, pasta, cornmeal, flour

Dried beans, split peas, lentils, dry soup mix (my fav!)

Vegetable & Olive Oil, Mayonnaise, Peanut Butter, Shortening

Sugar, honey, molasses, corn syrup, flavored gelatin, powdered fruit drinks

Powdered milk, canned milk - evaporated and condensed

Remember that different foods have different shelf lives. So for example I only buy vegetable oil, not olive oil, because vegetable oil lasts indefinitely but olive oil does not.

Canned goods only last about 3 years then you must use them and buy new. So I don't buy canned goods, but that's a personal choice. I'm far too lazy to rotate my food supplies!

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