VIEWPOINT: Survival Food

camping2I’ve been scouring other prepper websites to learn all I could about food storage, food preparation, canning, shopping lists, etc. Oh, my goodness! There’s enough out there to rattle the brain but I’d be remiss if I didn’t cover some of it myself.

While reading many of the reader comments or actual articles, I noticed that many people are planning to make full-course meals in times of disaster as they do now for normal, every day, preparation. Huh? We’re talking about survival here. Who says we’re going to have electricity or any of our modern conveniences? You might think, “No problem! We have a generator!” And, what if security is an issue? Most generators have to be outside to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning AND most are noisy.

I feel it’s much more prudent to be ready with meals that don’t rely on modern conveniences and focus more on eating food in its natural state or as we would if we were camping. It will be my attempt to provide a variety of recipes on this website that taste good, are convenient, and for the most part, don’t require refrigeration.  It may not always be food you’re use to but it’ll help you survive. (And, I promise no squirrel stew or rattlesnake jerky.)

Here’s a sample of one recipe:
Comfort food will be a must in times of survival, not only to lift your spirits, but provide needed energy. Here is a simple recipe where the ingredients don’t need prior refrigeration and can be made with a variety of heat sources.

CHINESE HAYSTACKS
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haystacksn a bowl, MIX TOGETHER: 1 cup dry Chinese noodles with 1 cup raisins OR chopped dried apricots / apples  ADD: 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts and 1/4 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds

MELT 1 cup chocolate bits (use dark chocolate for an added antioxidant boost) and pour over dry ingredients. Stir quickly and then portion out spoonfuls onto waxed paper. When chocolate has hardened again, enjoy! Keep from heat in a sealed container.

NOTE: Instead of chocolate chips, try other flavors of chips. Also, keep the same general measurement amounts, but play around with different kinds of nuts, seeds, or dried fruit fillers to meet your family’s likes and dislikes (or nut allergies.)

Cinda
www.mrsprep.com

 

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